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Patrolman III Douglas Michael Adams | Elkhart Police Department, Indiana Elkhart Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman III

Douglas Michael Adams

Elkhart Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 11 months

Badge # 332

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman Douglas Adams was killed in an automobile accident involving two police cruisers.

The two officers were responding to back up an officer who was in a foot pursuit at the time. Their cruisers collided at an intersection, killing Patrolman Adams instantly. The officer in the other cruiser suffered minor injuries. The suspect involved in the foot pursuit was eventually captured. He was convicted of drug trafficking and resisting arrest, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Patrolman Adams was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the Elkhart Police Department for 11 months and had previously served as a reserve officer with the Liberty City Police Department. He was survived by his wife.

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