Patrol Officer Austin Amos Price

Patrol Officer Austin Amos Price

Forest City Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, June 6, 1931

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Austin Amos Price

Officer Amos Price was shot and stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk in public. As he made the arrest the suspect stabbed him several times. He then gained possession of Officer Price's service weapon and shot him several times.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Price's death and sentenced to prison. He was released after completing his sentence.

Officer Price was buried at Stony Point Cemetery, Alexander County, North Carolina.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Completed sentence and released

arrest attempt, disorderly

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Rest in peace Officer Price.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2019

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