Customs Officer Roger L. Von Amelunxen

Customs Officer Roger L. Von Amelunxen

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, July 30, 1980

Roger L. Von Amelunxen

Customs Officer Roger Von Amelunxen was shot and killed after observing a robbery of a cab driver in the Queens section of New York City. Although off duty, Officer Von Amelunxen attempted to arrest the suspect.

A shootout ensued and Officer Von Amelunxen was struck in the heart with a .22 caliber round.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New York
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Customs Officer Roger L. Von AMELUNXEN ... the passage of time ( 35 years ) will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You

another grateful citizen

July 30, 2015

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.