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> Norwood (Donnie) Strickland Jr.,38-year old. - FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sat. September 1, 1956 - Naples, Aug. 31, 38-year-
 Member of the local police force, died suddenly this afternoon of natural causes in North Naples. He had been a policeman for three years after coming here from Bonita Springs.The native of Bainbridge, Ga., attended Fort Myers High School and was a star halfback on football teams there in the late 1930's. He had played some softball in Naples and was considered an excellent player.
  Strickland was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the local lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Florida Peace Officers Assn. Surviving are his wife, Ruby, daughter, Mary Katherine and son, Donnie, all of Naples; mother, Mrs. Barbara Strickland of Bonita Springs; two brothers, Vance of Bonita Springs and Roscoe of Ft. Myers; three sisters, Mrs. N. K. Andrews of Tallahassee, Mrs. Henry J. Kinard of Greenwood, S. C., and Mrs. Frank Liles of Bonita Springs.Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the
Richard A. Pittman Funeral Home of Naples. -( Donated by: Mary
> Norwood (Donnie) Strickland Jr. - Funeral services FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, September 2, 1956,  
Funeral services for Donnie Strickland Jr., Naples, policeman who died Friday of a heart attack, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Pittman Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. B. C. Collins, pastor of Bonita Springs Baptist Church, officiating.
 Burial will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Naples with Pittmans in Charge.
Active pallbearers will be Herbert Henning, George Galloway, W. L. McSwain, Nick Kelly, Bob Alexander and Pershing Hogue. The Naples police force will be honorary pallbearers. ( Donated by: Mary
Arthur Allen Amos, Collier County Sheriff's Deputy, Badge # 169, March 10,1939 - Dec. 3, 1979 d. Dec.3,1979 from gunfire.
Deputy Sheriff Arthur Allen Amos, who had been with the Sheriff's Department for six years,  was shot and killed during an investigation involving a report of two juveniles firing guns at a local ranch. He and another deputy attempted to arrest the youths for killing a hog, and a man hidden in the bushes opened fire on the two deputies. Deputy Amos was struck in the head and killed. He was 40 years old at the time and was survived by a wife and three daughters.Deputy Amos is buried in Immokalee Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Immokalee, FL.  ( Donated by: Mary )

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