Chief of Police Fred Hardeman Adams

Chief of Police Fred Hardeman Adams

Madison Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, May 27, 1945

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Fred Hardeman Adams

Chief of Police Fred Adams was shot and killed in the residential section of the city.

He was hailed by a cafe owner and, as he pulled over to speak to him, the man suddenly produced a pistol and shot Chief Adams without warning. The man was arrested and charged with Chief Adams' murder.

Chief Adams was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife, son, and several siblings.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested


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