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Constable Charles W. Adams | McCurtain County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma McCurtain County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Constable

Charles W. Adams

McCurtain County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Monday, September 5, 1949

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 69

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/3/1949

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Paroled in 1967

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Constable Charles Adams succumbed to gunshot wounds received two days earlier when he attempted to arrest a man for being drunk in public.

Constable Adams responded to a disturbance involving a suspect drunk in public who had fled to his residence. When Constable Adams approached to make an arrest, the suspect produced a handgun and shot Constable Adams in the throat, chest, and stomach. Constable Adams was found in his car near the scene.

The suspect was captured by a posse near Idabel, Oklahoma, the next day. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison October 16, 1949. He was paroled April 18, 1967.

Constable Adams had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Uncle Charley, though many years have passed since your life was taken I still clearly remember your demeanor and service. Your honored your calling. God Bless.

Det Weldon Atwood
Retired, Montgomery County, TX SHeriffs Dept
July 12, 2015

 

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