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Trooper George William Amos, Jr.

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, April 20, 1973

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Reflections for Trooper George William Amos, Jr.

Rest in peace Trooper Amos.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 15, 2019

Trooper Amos, for some reason today I thought about you. I had talked with you in Cozad, Ne. just a few hours before your life was taken by a couple of scum bags. I was on the fire dept. there and you would stop in periodically at the police dept. for one reason or another. Please know that you have been remembered all of these years by a number of people that you worked with or had contact with. You are remembered as a good representative of our State Patrol. Rest in Peace Trooper Amos.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

July 19, 2012

Thank you to all for remembering my brother, George Amos. It is wonderful to know that he is not forgotten and that his life and service have mattered. It is always harder at this time of year. Our mother recently passed away and it is comforting to know that both of my parents, all 4 of my grandparents and my brother are now reunited. God bless.

Kathy Johnson
sister

April 20, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered,

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 20, 2012

My father, Hugh Rath, was with the Lexington Police Dept., and friends with George. I was a kid at the time and was presnt at the Lexington PD the afternoon and eveing of the incident. I'll never forget when George's patrol car was brought into the garage that evening. Its a day that is burned in my memory forever. Thanks to all the veteran officers from those days I am a better police officer myself today because of many of them.

LT Mike Rath

LT Michael J. Rath
Wymore Police Dept.

August 10, 2011

WE HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR YEARS TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO VERN MCCARTER HE WAS GERRY HUNTERS STPE DAD.WE TRIED THROUGH A PHONE NUMBER OF HIS SISTER DAWN.WE WERE BEST FRIENDS WITH GERRY'S MOM.THE DOG JACKIE BOUGHT FOR VERN WAS NAMED AFTER ME AS WAS MY DOG NAMED AFTER HER.SHE AND I HOPED ONE DAY TO LIVE WHERE WE COULD RAISE DOGS AS WE BOTH LOVED THEM.IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET THIS TO GERRY HUNTER IN NEB.WE WOULD REALLY REALLY APPRCIATE IT.

KATY AND RON FINK

KATY FINK

May 17, 2011

Trooper Amos your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

October 7, 2009

I was young when you were taken away. But I have articles in my scrapbook and memories of stories about you from my step-father, Vern. He said you saved his life one night when the two of you were working together. Thank you for that and your sacrifice.

Ofc. Gerry Hunter
McCook, NE PD

December 23, 2007

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

I recall attending your funeral,along with a group of fellow Omaha officers.
Thank you sincerely for your dedication to duty and sacrifice.
Reverend David W. Hanson

retired-Patrolman:David W. Hanson
Omaha Police Dept.

May 2, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication. You made the ultimate sacrifice and for that I thank you.

Trooper
Colorado State Patrol

October 24, 2006

I was a young Trooper when you were taken away in another state far away but you were still my brother. Rest easy Trooper for you did your job above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you!

Sgt. W.R. Griffith Jr. (Ret.)
South Carolina Highway Patrol

April 28, 2005

The years have passed but you are remembered. Thank you for your dedication and service.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police (Ret)

April 18, 2004

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