Tuesday, May 14, 2013 • Deputy killed in line of duty enrolled in peace officer’s memorial

Publisher’s note: This story originally appeared in the Tuesday, May 14, 2013 edition of the Lassen County Times.

Nathan Spalding, left, a sergeant with the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, Emily Bogart, Dale “Doc” Bogart and Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon attend the California Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony on May 6. Deputy Raymond Bogart, killed in the line of duty in 1915, was enrolled into the California State Peace Officers Memorial Foundation.

A Lassen County deputy killed in the line of duty 98 years ago was honored during a California Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony.

On May 6, Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon said he had the honor of attending the event held in Sacramento. The ceremony recognizes California peace officers killed in the line of duty and the names of the officers are placed on the memorial itself, which sits in front of the state capitol.

Deputy Raymond Bogart, killed in the line of duty in Westwood in 1915, has been enrolled in the California State Peace Officers Memorial Foundation. His name was added to a memorial located at the state capitol.

According to Growdon, there were 12 officers enrolled in the peace officers memorial this year. Two of them were killed in 2012, and the remaining 10 were killed in prior years. Bogart, killed Jan. 11, 1915 in Westwood, was enrolled during the ceremony.

In October 2011 Growdon submitted a Line of Duty Death Enrollment application to the California State Peace Officers Memorial Foundation. Earlier this year, he received word that Bogart would be enrolled in the Memorial during the 2013 ceremony.

The Sheriff’s Office began a search for any of Bogart’s relatives. A few weeks ago, staff located two great nephews who live in the Orland, Calif. area. One of the nephews, Dale “Doc” Bogart, and his daughter,  Emily, were able to attend the ceremony with Growdon and sergeant Nathan Spalding.

Growdon said, “The ceremony was a touching tribute to all of the California peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty.”

Speakers included governor Jerry Brown, the attorney general, and the chief justice. They all recognized the service of these officers, the families they left behind, and all of the officers who provide critical public safety services around the state each day.

There are now two Lassen County deputy sheriffs on the memorial. Bogart’s name joins deputy Larry D. Griffith who was killed in the line of duty on March 2, 1995.