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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Patrolman Hampton,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lexington. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 22, 2023

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