Trooper George William Amos, Jr.

Trooper George William Amos, Jr.

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, April 20, 1973

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George William Amos, Jr.

Trooper Amos was shot and killed with his own weapon after stopping a drunk driver on I-80 near Lexington, Nebraska.

After arresting the suspect, the man and his wife began to struggle with Trooper Amos inside the patrol car. They were able to gain control of his service weapon and shoot him. A short time later, the couple was taken into custody after a high-speed chase near Gothenburg, which ended after a state trooper rammed their vehicle.

The man was convicted of Trooper Amos' murder and sentenced to life in prison on July 26, 1973, and died in prison on April 24, 1991. His wife was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison.

Trooper Amos had been with the Nebraska State Patrol for three years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 9

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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God bless you Trooper Amos, you are not forgotten. Rest easy hero.

Douglas County Nebraska Sheriff

April 22, 2022

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