Sergeant Buster Glenn Adams

Sergeant Buster Glenn Adams

Crestview Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, March 26, 1974

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Buster Glenn Adams

Sergeant Buster Adams was shot three times and killed during a struggle at the Old Quaker Lounge on Main Street in Crestview.

He had responded to the bar after receiving a report that a man was inside with a gun. When he asked the man to step outside to talk, a struggle ensued. Although mortally wounded, Sergeant Adams was able to return fire and strike the suspect. Other responding officers also returned fire, fatally wounding the man.

Sergeant Adams was a Vietnam War veteran and had received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during the war. He had served with the Crestview Police Department for four years. He was survived by two sisters.

On Tuesday, June 15th, 2010, Buster Adams was recognized for his honorable sacrifice for the citizens of the City of Crestview and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 5
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, weapons violation

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Sgt. Adams,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 26, 2024

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