Patrolman Thomas J. Adams, Jr.

Patrolman Thomas J. Adams, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1973

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Thomas J. Adams, Jr.

Patrolman Thomas J. Adams was shot and killed while intervening in a domestic dispute and shooting while off duty.

Patrolman Adams observed the argument, heard gunfire, and ran onto the porch at 3339 West Douglas Boulevard . 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. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war and served with the Chicago Police Department for six months. He was survived by his wife, two children, and his parents. Patrolman Adams is buried in Homewood Cemetery.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 2210
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

domestic, shots fired

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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