Deputy City Marshal John Howell Adams

Deputy City Marshal John Howell Adams

Hempstead Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, November 6, 1880

John Howell Adams

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.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

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

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.