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Lee Newbill, American Hero

Posted by Adam Graham on May 21, 2007

We’ve been following the story of Sgt. Lee Newbill, the hero who died in a shoot out in Moscow. Dale at Right Mind has provided some of the blogosphere’s best coverage on this event, as he’s been following this with great interest.

Those who knew him say Lee Newbill always gave 100 percent, no matter the endeavor.

“From being a husband, father, friend and an officer within the police force, officer in a club, he gave everything he could give until quite literally it hurt,” said Tom Wilson, a friend of the slain Moscow Police Department officer. “It was a major effort to get him to back down from his duties.”

Newbill was shot and killed by a yet-to-be-named shooter Saturday night in Moscow. He is the first Moscow police officer ever killed in the line of duty.

First Presbyterian Church sexton Paul Bauer also was killed. Latah County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brannon Jordan and a civilian were wounded during the shooting, which began Saturday night and ended Sunday morning. The suspected shooter was found dead at the church with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

Officer Newbill’s memorial page at Officer Down where you can leave condolences.

In addition, I called over to the Moscow Police Department and was advised you could make a check out to the Moscow Police Department and send it to them with a note that it is to be used for Lee Newbill’s family. Here’s the address:

Moscow Police Department
118 E 4th Street
Moscow, ID 83843

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