Officer John H. Adams

Officer John H. Adams

Frederick City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, August 9, 1922

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John H. Adams

Officer John Adams was shot and killed after responding to a scene where two other officers had been shot.

Shortly after 10:00 am two sheriff's deputies were wounded by shotgun blasts while attempting to repossess the suspect's car as payment for a debt.

Officers Adams and another officer then hurried to the scene of the double shooting. Officer Adams approached the home where the suspect had barricaded himself, called out to him, and was shot without warning.

The suspect plead guilty to murdering Officer Adams and was hanged.

Officer Adams was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed

civil, shots fired

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 3, 2013

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