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Prohibition Officer Everett Adams | West Virginia Department of Prohibition, West Virginia West Virginia Department of Prohibition, West Virginia

Prohibition Officer

Everett Adams

West Virginia Department of Prohibition, West Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 27, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/26/1927

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Prohibition Officer Everett Adams was shot and killed by four men who had held a grudge against him due to his work as a prohibition officer.

Officer Adams was walking along a road in the Harts section of Logan County when he was accosted. One of the men held him at gunpoint as a second disarmed him. The armed man then opened fire on him, striking him four times as he attempted to flee.

He was taken to a nearby house where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Officer Adams had served with the West Virginia Department of Prohibition for only a few months. He was survived by his wife, three children, and six siblings.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 20, 2013

 

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