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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Officer Adams,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Birmingham.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 28, 2020

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