Deputy Sheriff Orville Amos Moss

Deputy Sheriff Orville Amos Moss

Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, April 22, 1930

Orville Amos Moss

Deputy Amos Moss was shot and killed as he, another deputy, and a federal prohibition agent, attempted to arrest a suspect near Gainesboro, in Jackson County.

The officers had stopped the suspect's car and, as they approached it, were fired upon. Deputy Moss was killed at the scene and the other deputy suffered serious wounds.

One of the occupants was arrested at the scene and other was arrested the following day.

Deputy Moss was the father of five children.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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We will continue to honor your sacrifice to the citizens of Putnam County. May you Rest in Peace Brother.

Deputy Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Dept., TN.

September 27, 2016

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