Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Baptiste Amyot was born in 1842 in Saint Gervais, Bellechasse County, Lower Canada and died in March of 1913. His parents were Guillaume Eusebe Amyot, a pilot [born ca. 1803 and died in August 1847] and Louise Gosselin [born ca. 1829]. Jean-Baptiste Amyot took classics and legal studies at Ste. Anne de-la-Pocatierre College. He was also a member of the Quebec Militia, and possessed the Fenian Raid and North West Rebellion medals. He was part of the Red River Expedition to suppress the Riel Provisional Government, and he was also in charge of creating a musical band while in the military.
In January 1872, Jean-Baptiste Amyot was admitted to the Bar. From 1872-1876 he served as Aide-de-Camp and Private Secretary to the first two Lieutenant Governors of Quebec, Sir Narcisse Fortunal Belleau and the Honourable R. E. Caron.
Jean-Baptiste Amyot was also a member of the Institute Canadien de Quebec and Cercle de Quebec, and from 1880-1882, he was appointed the 4th Commanding Officer of the Voltigueurs of Quebec.
Finally, from 1877-1878, Jean-Baptiste Amyot was the second Commissioner of the Quebec Provincial Police, and he replaced Judge Pierre Antoine Doucet. He was made Deputy Sheriff of Quebec from 1879 until ca. 1913, when he passed away.