Constable John A. Adams

Constable John A. Adams

Erath County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 18, 1897

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John A. Adams

Constable Adams was shot and killed in an ambush by a man wanted on illegal liquor charges. The suspect was hiding in a bush and shot Constable Adams as he walked by.

The suspect was convicted of Constable Adams' murder and was executed on November 10, 1899.

Constable Adams had served with the agency for over 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Executed in 1899

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 114th anniversary of your death. 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 18, 2011

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