Lieutenant Joseph Francis Adamy

Lieutenant Joseph Francis Adamy

Amherst Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 1990

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Joseph Francis Adamy

Lieutenant Joseph Adamy was killed when a drunk driver struck his vehicle and pushed into a utility pole. The 32-year-old driver was making an illegal U-Turn when hit Lieutenant Adamy. He was charged DUI, vehicular manslaughter, and making a improper turn.

In 1998 the restaurant that served him the alcohol, TGI Fridays, was ordered in civil court to pay Joseph Adamy's family $6.5 million.

Lieutenant Adamy was survived by his expectant wife and five children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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RIP Lt. Adamy, you will never be forgotten. May God bless your wife and each of your five children, your daughter Yasmin who will make you proud of her.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 1, 2018

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