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Customs Officer Roger L. Von Amelunxen | United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

Customs Officer

Roger L. Von Amelunxen

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 30, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: New York

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Not available

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Customs Officer Roger Von Amelunxen was shot and killed after observing a robbery of a cab driver in the Queens section of New York City. Although off duty, Officer Von Amelunxen attempted to arrest the suspect.

A shootout ensued and Officer Von Amelunxen was struck in the heart with a .22 caliber round.

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Customs Officer Roger L. Von AMELUNXEN ... the passage of time ( 35 years ) will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You

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July 30, 2015

 

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