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Deputy City Marshal John Howell Adams | Hempstead Police Department, Texas Hempstead Police Department, Texas

Deputy City Marshal

John Howell Adams

Hempstead Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, November 6, 1880

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Adams was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance.

Deputy Adams arrived at the domestic disturbance and found that an intoxicated ex-convict causing the problem. While Deputy Adams was taking the suspect into custody, the suspect drew a handgun and shot Deputy Adams, killing him.

Deputy Adams had served with the Hempstead Police Department for 10 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Heroes live forever, Deputy Adams, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Hempstead and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

November 7, 2013


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