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Patrolman Amos W. Markle

Richmond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, March 5, 1884

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Reflections for Patrolman Amos W. Markle

Patrolman Markle,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 5, 2024

Rest in peace Patrolman Markle.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 16, 2020


Monica Zahasky
Cops cycling for survivors

March 5, 2017

Full disclosure up front - I am not a biological relative of Amos Markle. However, I am his adoptive great grandson. Here's how: Amos had a son, T.S.M. (b1876, d1920). T.S.M. had two sons (b 1904, 1906). I, as an infant, was adopted by the elder son, and of course his wife. I was so pleased to see another person, Mr. Bierck, connected with this family and interested in the history of Amos Markle.
By coincidence, today 24 Feb 2016, marks the 154th anniversary of Amos Markle's honorable discharge from the Union army. I hope that in another 154 years there will still be those to remember him and his service history.

Herbert V. Markle
Relative (adoptive)

February 24, 2016

I'm still trying to find out where Amos was buried, as it's not Earlham as I suspected above. I get pieces here and there and any help would be appreciated. He received a Civil War Vet stone maker and it was sent to a Catholic cemetery more towards Cambridge City than Richmond according to my findings. We need a detective on this :). Rest in Peace, wherever it may be, great, great, grandpa!

Gregory R. Bierck
Family member

December 23, 2015

Amos was my great, great, grandfather. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War in 1861-1862. He sustained a non-battle injury as a member of a Napoleon 12-pounder cannon battery at the Lamine railroad bridge east of Otterville, MO and was discharged from the army. I have his original discharge papers and pension documents submitted by his widow Margaret (great, great grandmother). I also have their pictures and some of their household items passed from generation to generation. I also have his Philips type nippers or iron claw, which he surely used as a policeman before his untimely death in 1884. It is believed that he is buried in the Richmond Earlham Cemetery which I am checking on. I'm told that there is a special section in the cemetery for fallen RPD officers. His wife Margaret, died in 1912 and s buried in Indianapolis.

Gregory R. Bierck

November 21, 2015

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Markle. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 6, 2013

You are not forgotten.

Shrewsbury, MA

March 5, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 125th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 17, 2009



April 8, 2008

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

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