Police Officer J. Wafe Adams

Police Officer J. Wafe Adams

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, March 28, 1900

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J. Wafe Adams

Officer Adams and Officer George Kirkley were shot and killed while attempting to stop a suspect they had just witnessed committing a robbery. The suspect was sentenced to death and hanged for the murders on June 29, 1901.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1901

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Rest in peace Officer Adams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2022

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