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Sergeant Selwyn C. Adams | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan


Selwyn C. Adams

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, March 23, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Sergeant Selwyn Adams was shot and killed with his own service weapon while making a traffic stop. The man he stopped for reckless driving began to struggle with Sergeant Adams. He was able to obtain the officer's gun and shot him three times. He surrendered to police two hours later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on March 3, 1964. He died in prison on Febuary 23, 1983.

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Grandpa I did not get the opportunity to know you as I was only an infant when you fell. Your memory is an honor...

with love and respect...your grandchildren

Lori Lee
August 18, 2015


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