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 of 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. He died in prison on April 24, 1991. His wife was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison.

Trooper Amos had been with the agency for three years and 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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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

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