Police Officer Lawrence A. Adam

Police Officer Lawrence A. Adam

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, July 1, 1943

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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 Street and Vernor Highway when Officer Adam was struck in the groin by a shotgun blast 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 Shotgun
  • Offender Not available


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Rest in peace Officer Adam.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 29, 2019

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