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 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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Officer Adam,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 1, 2018

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