Police Officer Delma Devon Adams

Police Officer Delma Devon Adams

Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, February 3, 1980

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Delma Devon Adams

Officer Adams was shot and killed while making a DUI arrest. Officer Adams had put the female suspect in the rear of the police car. As Officer Adams sat in the driver's seat near the Raleigh Police Department, the suspect produced a handgun and shot him in the back of the head through the patrol car's cage.

The suspect was sentenced to life. She was denied parole in 2003.

Officer Adams had been with the agency for 13 years and is survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 136

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 2, 1980
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest, DUI

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Officer Adams,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Raleigh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 3, 2020

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