Deputy Sheriff Amos Forbes

Deputy Sheriff Amos Forbes

Roscommon County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, December 17, 1881

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Amos Forbes

Deputy Sheriff Amos Forbes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for assaulting his wife.

The man who shot him was arrested and charged with murder. His first trial ended in a mistrial with a deadlocked jury in 1882.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Deputy Sheriff Forbes,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Roscommon County.


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December 24, 2021

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