Police Officer Amos J. Comer

Police Officer Amos J. Comer

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, July 5, 1924

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Amos J. Comer

Police Officer Amos Comer was shot and killed after responding to a report of a disturbance at a social club at 614 Jackson Street.

It was reported that a man inside the club had threatened to, "Shoot the first guy who bothers me." When Officer Comer began to search the suspect, the suspect pulled a gun and shot Officer Comer.

The 42-year-old suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and hanged on February 26, 1926, at Walla Walla Penitentiary.

Officer Comer and been a member of the Seattle Police Department for 12 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, July 4, 1924
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1926


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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 5, 2020

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