Police Officer Stephen Levi Amos, II

Police Officer Stephen Levi Amos, II

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, February 28, 1995

Stephen Levi Amos, II

Officer Stephen Amos was shot and killed while he and another officer were responding to a call of shots fired. Officer Amos and his partner were traveling to a training session when they heard a call for shots fired in a nearby apartment complex. Officer Amos drove their patrol car onto the street when they encountered sniper fire. He positioned the patrol car to block traffic and got out to take cover.

As Officer Amos exited the patrol car, the sniper fired and the round went through the car and struck him. Other officers were able to move Officer Amos out of the line of fire and transport him to a local hospital where he succumbed from his wounds the next day. The suspect was sentenced to death and was scheduled to be executed on February 27, 2004 until a U.S. District Court Judge issued an indefinite stay of execution. The suspected died in prison on December 5, 2008.

Police Officer Stephen Amos is survived by his wife, brother and parents.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 481

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, February 27, 1995
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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I went to school with Steve and was in the fire department and participated in several ride-a-long's with Steve. A true childhood friend. I miss this man like unreal. He was always full of humor and never seen him in a bad mood. Would do anything for you and stop what he was doing to help anyone in need. This world lost a great man when this POS took him from us. Love you brother. John Cox

John Cox
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office/Friend

March 13, 2015

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