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Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Charles Addams | Stephenson County Sheriff's Office, Illinois Stephenson County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff

Kenneth Charles Addams

Stephenson County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, June 23, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 6/22/1944

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Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Addams succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when the patrol car he was riding in collided with the back of a truck on Route 26, near Cedarville.

He and three other deputies were responding to an area of the county that had just been devastated by a tornado. Two citizens were killed and two were injured by the tornado.

Deputy Addams was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Stephenson County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and two step-children.

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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 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
February 21, 2017


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