Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Stephen Levi Amos, II

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, February 28, 1995

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Reflections for Police Officer Stephen Levi Amos, II

Officer Amos,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Winston-Salem. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 28, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Amos.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

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


Thanks for teaching me about 110-120's beat. Those little trick of the trade made me successful. I owe you, I wish there was a way to tell you. Hard to believe it's been 20 years.

Chief Krul
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

February 27, 2015

Well Steve, it's been almost twenty years but El Guapo can still hear you calling me from down the hall in PSC.

You will live forever in the hearts of those who knew you.

El Guapo

Winston-Salem Police Department

December 8, 2014

It has been sometime, almost 15 years, since I wore a uniform though there is not a day goes by since that I do not think of the times I served on the streets of South East Winston at the behest of the citizens, district attorney and Mayor of the community. I was there the day that you, Steve, were shot on Brownsboro Road at Hill Top Ridge Apts. I was riding with R. Barbee on day shift. I left my pregnant at our apartment that morning, which was on the same street, that you would be shot at about 3 hours later. I held a defalate position across from the suspect's apartment next to some cars a tree and a dumpster. I recall like it was yesterday ... fellow Marine veteran B. Extrom got you into the back of a patrol car after you were shot with risk of his own life in the line of fire to get you the hell out of there which he succesfully did .. no RA unit would enter because the area was not secure. It took every ounce of discipline not to leave my position to approach the door when seeing all this go down first hand. When I tried I was let just say I was very strongly .. very strongly discouraged from doing so. This was tough being a former Marine .. my instincts were to charge in there and do for you what I am sure what any of my brothres and sisters would do for me in similar circumstances. This was a crazy incident personally because not even two buildings away my pregnant wife was in our apartment waiting out the incident. We were both very affected when the news reported that the surgeons did eveything they could but 2 days later you passed away. We attended your funeral along with several hundred officer through out the state and region. I have often wondered about the aftermath, your family and friends but never inquired ... I am sorry for that .. I left the P.D. after 3 years went home to Southern California and never looked back. Over the years I have prayed for the Lord's benevolence, charity, compassion, guidance and protection upon your family. I remember how you would suite up in the winter with the other foot patrol officers and look like you were going sking ... I always got a kick out of that .. you were a polite, kind man, a hero and I am writing this to join fellow brother's and sisters in commemorating your life and service to the community ... I am sure you are sorely missed.

"Blessed is the peace maker for you shall inherit the earth."

God Bless You and I am sure you are in a better place now.

Officer J R Amaya
240/340/300 Sector Foot Patrol, WSPD 1994-1997, USMC 1990-1994

June 3, 2013

I just wanted to take the time to reflect on your dedication and service to this great profession of law enforcement. You did it with a strong passion and greatness. Some people make the world special just by being in, I can see from the comments on this page you were one of those people. You and your career reminds me of a quote from Joseph Campbell…”A hero is someone who has given his life to something bigger than oneself.” I believe you cared more about others than you did about yourself and that is how you lived your life and career. Thank you for your service and the dedication to the people of North Carolina and citizens of Winston Salem. I see how much you were loved by reading the comments on this page, it makes me feel like I knew you even though we never met. The one thing I took from your page was that you wanted to help others and was an outstanding law enforcement officer, but more importantly, you were a family man and friend to all. I am a friend of your brother, Wendell Amos, who is a law enforcement officer at Thomasville Police Department. I have had the pleasure to have worked with him during the past two years. I know when you look down, you are really proud of him and what he has done during his career and the extraordinary law enforcement officer he has become. I have never worked with another law enforcement officer that is more driven and has his work ethic. I know that a part of you lives within him and that you are a strong influence on him, even though you have been gone for 17 years. Again, THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice, you will never be forgotten. I wanted to end by saying to the family of Stephen Amos, you will be in my thoughts and prayers this week. I am very sorry for your loss and God bless you. I believe It was Gods gain and this worlds loss with Stephen’s death…

Special Agent
North Carolina ALE

February 29, 2012

Thanks for your 3 years of services.


February 28, 2012

Officer Amos,
Sir, even though it has been 16 years you are still remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Winston-Salem. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 1, 2011

I can still hear you calling me El Guapo down the hall at PSC. You will be long remembered and missed. Surely it hasn't been fourteen years.

Rest easy brother.

El Guapo

April 3, 2009

I can still hear you calling me El Guapo down the hall at PSC. You will be long remembered and missed. Surely it hasn't been fourteen years.

Rest easy brother.

El Guapo

April 3, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To his loved ones: I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member and friend which I believe is life's greatest sorrow. Time never diminishes love. You are in my heart's embrace today. May God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace, Stephen.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 28, 2009

We had our 20 year reunion last weekend! We really missed you being there. They honored you and the one's gone before us!! You are one of the finest men to have ever walked our soil & you are truly missed!! We love & miss you very much!!


October 3, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Amos

Sergeant Chris DiToro

February 28, 2008

Hey Brother it has been 13 years, I can't beleive it, it seems just like yesterday, We all think of you everyday and keep you in our hearts in evrything we do. We love and miss you very much, "Lil Brother"

Detective W.T. Amos
Thomasville P.D.

February 28, 2008

Hey Bud, another anniversary has rolled by....don't seem like its been that long. Just letting you know, I haven't forgotten you. Pratt and I talked about you the other night...he's doing ok.

We miss ya.


Winston-Salem Police, NC

February 27, 2008



February 21, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 31, 2007

Hey, its been a while. I was eating at a local restaurant the other night...I saw Teresa. She was with Kevin. I want you to know, she's in good hands...Kevin, who was your best friend, takes good care of her....just as you would have. I think its one of the neatest things to see those two together. Not the same as seeing you and her together, but its the next best thing. When you left us, not by your choice of course, you left a void in a lot of left a big void in Teresa and Kevin's lives. To me, it was only fitting an proper that they get together.

Well Bro, I got to go here...getting all teary eyed. I just want you to know, I carry a picture of you in my car. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Take care and watch over us from above.

A Brother Officer
Winston-Salem Police Department

April 11, 2007

Just this week we buried another fallen hero from the WSPD. Sgt. Plouff now joins you and the others in Heaven. Just wanted to let you know that you are greatly missed brother. Keep an eye on us and continue to watch over us.

Detective Tim Taylor
Winston- Salem Police Department

March 4, 2007

How sad it was that on the 12th anniversary of your shooting, we were attending the funeral of another WSPD officer. You were mentioned several times and your parents were talking about your loss on the news. Your mother and I will be planning the memorial service to be held in May, and once again you will be remebered, but this year, there will be a new name called, Sgt. Howard Plouff. I know you and Daddy were there to greet him, I just wish you didn't have to. He should have gone home to his wife and daughters in the morning after that night shift. I pray for the day that no more officers will lose their lives to the guns of the evil-hearted. I pray that my own husband is able to survive his career- he's had a few close calls and I know that one day he may go see you instead of me at the end of the day.
God bless you, keep watch over your family~

Lori Johnson Rowley
Daughter of Sgt. James Johnson, EOW 11/11/04, FCSO, NC

March 3, 2007


I think of you often. We continue to miss you and wish you were still with us. Keep watch from above brother.

You will never be forgotten!


February 28, 2007

Twelve years have passed since you were called away and you have not been forgotten. I know your loved ones have thought of you every single day over the past 12 years and will continue to do so for they love and miss you beyond words. Continue to keep watch over them and come to them in their dreams to let them know you are near them and watching over them. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 28, 2007

Sweet sleep be yours un til the time you are reunited with your loved ones.G-d Bless.

February 28, 2007

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