Patrolman Thomas J. Adams, Jr.

Patrolman Thomas J. Adams, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1973

Thomas J. Adams, Jr.

Patrolman Thomas J. Adams was shot and killed responding to a domestic dispute.

Patrolman Adams observed the argument, heard gunfire, and ran to the scene. One of the assailants involved pulled out a revolver and fatally shot him. The suspect eventually turned himself in.

Patrolman Adams was a U.S. Navy veteran and was survived by He was survived by his wife, two children, and his parents. Patrolman Adams is buried in Homewood Cemetery.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2210
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Suspect was apprehended

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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 40th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2013

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