Police Officer Lawrence A. Adam

Police Officer Lawrence A. Adam

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, July 1, 1943

Lawrence A. Adam

Officer Adam was shot and killed during the Detroit Race Riots of 1943. He and three other officers had responded to the corner of Brush and Vernor Streets when Officer Adam was struck in the groin by a shot fired from a nearby hotel.

Officer Adam had served with the Detroit Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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