Deputy Sheriff
Harold F. Amick
Scott County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday, June 5, 1934

Age: 25
Served: 4 years
Badge #:
Panel 22E, Line 36
Panel L11, Line 10

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, June 4, 1934

Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
22923 U.S. 31 near Underwood
Incident County:
Clark
Incident Township:
Monroe
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
• Executed in 1934
• Sentenced to life
• Paroled in 1950
Burial Place:
Scottsburg Cemetery, Scottsburg

   Deputy Harold Amick was shot while searching for chicken thieves in Underwood, just south of the Scott County line.

   He was shot once in the head when he encountered several unrelated suspects who were wanted in the shooting of Patrolman John Pfaffenberger, of the Seymour Police Department earlier in the day. Deputy Amick died from his wounds the following day.

   Three suspects were apprehended and convicted of first-degree murder. Two offenders were sentenced to life in prison, but one was paroled in June 1950 and died a month later. The shooter was sentenced to death and on October 9, 1934, he was executed by electrocution.

   Deputy Amick was survived by his wife and brother, who was serving as Scott County sheriff.


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