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Police Officer J. Wafe Adams | Birmingham Police Department, Alabama Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

J. Wafe Adams

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 28, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1901

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Officer Adams and Officer George Kirkley were shot and killed while attempting to stop a suspect they had just witnessed committing a robbery. The suspect was sentenced to death and hanged for the murders on June 29, 1901.

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