Captain Audie Motes

Captain Audie Motes

Putnam County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, November 23, 1975

Audie Motes

Captain Audie Motes suffered a fatal heart attack immediately after struggling with a suspect he was placing into custody while backing up a deputy at a domestic disturbance call.

As he attempted to arrest the female subject she resisted and struggled with Captain Motes. He was able to restrain her and place her in his patrol car. He collapsed as he went to arrest the male subject.

Captain Motes had served with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

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.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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