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Officer John Arthur Adair | Oxnard Police Department, California Oxnard Police Department, California


John Arthur Adair

Oxnard Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 7, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # 18

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Adair was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Adair, and his partner, were able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Adair's wife was on a ride along with him at the time and witnessed the shooting.

Officer Adair was survived by his wife and two children. One of his children later became an Oxnard police officer.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 37th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
October 7, 2017


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