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Deputy Sheriff Orville Amos Moss | Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Orville Amos Moss

Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 22, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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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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