Deputy Sheriff Amos Howell

Deputy Sheriff Amos Howell

Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, November 21, 1902

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Amos Howell

Deputy Amos Howell succumbed to gunshot wounds inflicted two weeks earlier while attempting to arrest a man for murdering his father. He was fatally wounded when the suspect opened fire. The supect's cousin who was with him when he killed Deputy Howell was taken into custody.

The shooter fled to Wyoming, where he was eventually apprehended in August 1903 and extradited back to North Carolina. A few weeks later he escaped from the Caldwell County jail and fled into the nearby mountains. On April 22, 1904, he was shot and killed by a Watauga County deputy sheriff.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 6, 1902
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 26, 2012

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