Deputy Sheriff William Adams

Deputy Sheriff William Adams

Thurston County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 1927

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William Adams

Deputy Sheriff William Adams was shot and killed by a man he and another deputy cornered in a vacant house following his escape from the Thurston County Jail.

The suspect, who was awaiting transfer to the state penitentiary to begin serving 20 years for statutory rape, turned himself over to officers five days later. He was convicted of Deputy Adams' murder and sentenced to an additional 15 years.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 24, 2020

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