THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: November 8, 2018
Shown left to right are Marinette County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Robert Amundson, Sheriff Jerry Sauve and K9 Handler Deputy Spencer Elias, with his K9, Cash, in front. Amundson and Elias recieved certificates in a brief ceremony at the Public Services Committee meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for their part in the capture of bank robber Davonte Amos in the City of Marinette in August of 2017. Amundson and Elias were not present on July 10 when five FBI officials from Milwaukee and Detroit, Mich. came to Marinette to honor the officers involved in the apprehenson and arrest of Amos, who had robbed a bank in Stephenson, Mich. earlier that day. Amos was described as "armed and dangerous." Sheriff's officers who recieved certificates at that time were Narcotics Investigator Bill Swanson, Detective Dan Miller, Sergeants Lance Lincoln and Randy Miler, and Deputies Dave Oginski and Steve Schmidt. Several City of Marinette Police Officers were recognized elsewhere for their part in the capture, as was Peshtigo Police Officer Bob Hulce. Amos, aged 25 at the time, had previously robbed three Milwaukee area banks. He had escaped FBI custody after being briefly captured in Milwaukee early that month. On Aug. 8, 2017 the FBI had offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to Amos' arrest. After being apprehended in Marinette Amos had a brief stay in the Marinette County Jail before he was extradited to Michigan. At Tuesday's presentation, Supervisor Ginger Deschane, a member of the Public Services Committee, somewhat jokingly asked if Cash didn't get an award of his own. Sauve said he could have, "but he'd probably eat it anyway." The extremely personable and popular K9 simply wagged his tail in agreement.