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

Investigator Buster Adams was shot three times and killed during a struggle at a bar. 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, Investigator Adams was able to return fire and strike the suspect. Other responding officers also returned fire, fatally wounding the man.

Investigator 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.

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Sergeant Adams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 26, 2020

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