Patrolman Adolph Frederick Bush

Patrolman Adolph Frederick Bush

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, February 5, 1967

Adolph Frederick Bush

Patrolman Bush was shot and killed while responding to a domestic assault in Randlett, Utah. When he arrived at the scene he was directed to a rear room of the house where the suspect was located. As he entered the bedroom the male subject shot him in the chest with a .30-.30 carbine rifle. The suspect shot him a second time after he fell to the ground.

The suspect used a radio in Patrolman Bush's patrol car to call other officers, who arrived at the scene and arrested the man. The suspect appeared before a notoriously liberal federal judge who released him.

Patrolman Bush had served with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 2 months and was assigned to the Ute Tribal Police. He was survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Utah
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Released by judge

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To Officer Bush,

I thank you for your service to our reservation, our department and our country. God bless you and your family.

Ute Tribal Police Ofc. Cynyella Wissiup
Bureau of Indian Affairs Uintah & Ouray Agency

August 20, 2012

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