Deputy Sheriff Fred Adams

Deputy Sheriff Fred Adams

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 1939

Fred Adams

Deputy Fred Adams was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight at a local beer parlor.

The fight started when a man, and the man's brother, started a fight with a former constable who had previously arrested the man.

Deputy Adams and the bar's owner had taken the brothers outside when they suddenly opened fire. The bar's owner was killed instantly. Although being mortally wounded, Deputy Adams returned fire and killed both brothers.

Deputy Adams had served as a deputy sheriff for approximately 3 months. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 16, 2012

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