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Deputy Sheriff William Adams | Thurston County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska Thurston County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

Deputy Sheriff

William Adams

Thurston County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Saturday, September 24, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Deputy Sheriff William Adams was shot and killed by a man he and another deputy cornered in a vacant house following his escape from the Thurston County Jail.

The suspect, who was awaiting transfer to the state penitentiary to begin serving 20 years for statutory rape, turned himself over to officers five days later. He was convicted of Deputy Adams' murder and sentenced to an additional 15 years.

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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 12, 2013

 

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