Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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 next day at St. Edward Hospital in New Albany.
Three suspects were apprehended and convicted of first-degree murder. Two offenders, ages 20 and 25, were sentenced to life in prison but one was paroled in June 1950 and died a month later. The 22-year-old 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.