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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I never knew what true LOVE was until you. You treated me just like a Queen. I'm forever grateful to have shared a lifetime of our memories together. I worry each day when our daughter gets older on how I will have to tell her that you're not here physically and what happened on that day we lost you.

I still wake up from dreams only to realize that this is now our reality. The dreams consist of me asking you "Why aren't you coming home?" I'm not over you and I don't think I ever will. We love you forever. One day the world will learn of our love story.
Until we meet again my love

Your wife and daughter

Cherrish Adams

September 13, 2023

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