Deputy Sheriff Arthur Allen Amos

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Allen Amos

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, December 3, 1979

Arthur Allen Amos

Deputy Amos was shot and killed when he and another deputy responded to a local ranch for reports of two juveniles firing guns. When they arrived they attempted to arrest the two juveniles for killing a hog. As they did so a man concealed in nearby bushes opened fire, striking Deputy Amos in the head.
Deputy Amos had been with the agency for just over six years and was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

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"Blessed are the peacemakers,
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Florida Sheriffs Association

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