Lieutenant Michael Vogt Chattahoochee Hills Police Department Georgia


Lieutenant Michael Vogt
Chattahoochee Hills Police Department
Georgia
End of Watch: Monday, February 15, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: 56
Tour of Duty: 30 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, February 15, 2010
Weapon Used: Rifle
Suspect Info: At large

Lieutenant Mike Vogt was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle parked on Vernon Grove Road, a dirt road in a rural area of the city. He was fired upon with a high powered rifle while in his patrol car.

Despite being under fire, he was able to reverse down the road and call for assistance. He was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene and a large manhunt is underway for the two to three suspects believed to have been in the vehicle.

Lieutenant Vogt had served in law enforcement for over 30 years 30 years. He had served with the Chattahoochee Hills Police Department for 14 months and had previously served with the Union City Police Department. He is survived by his wife, four children, five grandchildren, parents, and three brothers.

Agency Contact Information
Chattahoochee Hills Police Department
6505 Rico Road
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268

Phone: (770) 463-8881

Please contact the Chattahoochee Hills Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, Ga., Feb. 16 (UPI) — A Georgia police officer was gunned down while patrolling a sparsely populated area in Chattahoochee Hills, authorities said Tuesday.

Officer Mike Vogt was shot with a high-powered gun while driving his cruiser Monday. He was able to call for help, but was pronounced dead after a helicopter rushed him to a hospital, Col. Jeff Holmes of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department said.

“We will be turning up the heat and trying to find the perpetrators of this horrific crime,” Holmes said at a news conference.

The suspects were two to three men in a late 1980s brown Chrysler and the driver of a blue pickup truck with a ladder in the back may have been involved as well, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Tuesday.

Police from numerous jurisdictions were helping search the back roads of Chattahoochee Hills, a newly incorporated city created in 2007 to oversee 33,000 acre of rural countryside, WSB-TV, Atlanta reported Tuesday.

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