Police Officer Darrell Dewayne Adams

Police Officer Darrell Dewayne Adams

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 2021

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Darrell Dewayne Adams

Police Officer Darrell Adams was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-40 near North Watkins Street shortly after 11:00 am.

He and other officers were investigating a vehicle accident when he was struck and killed.

Officer Adams served with the Memphis Police Department for 5-1/2 years and previously served three years with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his expectant wife and mother.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge 5729

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident investigation

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My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Darrell Dewayne Adams on their tragic loss while he was in the line of duty. May our Lord give them the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Police Officer Darrell Dewayne Adams for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 3, 2021

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