Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Charles Addams

Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Charles Addams

Stephenson County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, June 23, 1944

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Kenneth Charles Addams

Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Addams succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when the patrol car he was riding in collided with the back of a truck on Route 26, near Cedarville.

He and three other deputies were responding to an area of the county that had just been devastated by a tornado. Two citizens were killed and two were injured by the tornado.

Deputy Addams was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Stephenson County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and two step-children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 22, 1944

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Deputy Sheriff Addams,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Stephenson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Border Patrol Agent Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol El Paso Station

June 23, 2019

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