Officer Philip Joseph Adams

Officer Philip Joseph Adams

Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, March 31, 1973

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Philip Joseph Adams

Officer Philip Adams succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a vehicle while operating a portable scale checkpoint near the interchange for Highway 30 and I-29 in Harrison County.

He was walking back to his patrol car when he was struck.

Officer Adams had served with the Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge T-58

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Friday, March 30, 1973


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Officer Adams,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Iowa. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 31, 2023

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