Patrolman Amos Hampton

Patrolman Amos Hampton

Lexington Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, February 22, 1973

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Amos Hampton

Patrolman Hampton was shot and killed with his own gun on a city street by his 19-year-old brother-in- law. The motive and reason was not known.

Patrolman Hampton had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and 13 children.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's weapon
  • Offender Charged with murder

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i was born 50 day be for this happen..almost 44yrs ago. That make Granddad the first HERO an my dad U.S.Army SGT Otha D. Hampton is the second HERO....Thank y"all for all the PRAYERS an DEDICATION......its not for nothing..LOVE never a BLESSING his Grandson (prov.31)

Limmual Hampton
his Grandson

February 14, 2017

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