Deputy Sheriff Arthur Allen Amos

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Allen Amos

Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, December 3, 1979

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Arthur Allen Amos

Deputy Amos was shot and killed when he and another deputy responded to a local ranch for reports of two juveniles firing guns. When they arrived they attempted to arrest the two juveniles for killing a hog. As they did so a man concealed in nearby bushes opened fire, striking Deputy Amos in the head.
Deputy Amos had been with the agency for just over six years and was survived by his wife and three daughters.

The 26-year-old suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life. As of November 24, 2020, he was in prison.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thoughts and prayers are still with the Amos Family and friends, as well as the Collier County Sheriff's Office, for the loss of Deputy Amos. By all accounts, Deputy Amos was everything we want in a policeman and had a reputation for delivering police service with a positive demeanor and servant's heart. His service and family's scarifies to the citizens of Florida are not forgotten.

Gary Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

December 3, 2020

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