Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman III Douglas Michael Adams

Elkhart Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, March 20, 2001

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Reflections for Patrolman III Douglas Michael Adams

Rest in peace Patrolman III Adams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 29, 2019

I trained Doug at the ILEA in EVOC I would be remised if with 16 years of teaching EVO he was one of my favorites

Robert J McCahill (retired MPD)
Mishawaka Police Department

January 4, 2018

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
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Monica Zahasky
Cops cycling for survivors

March 20, 2017

14 years ago you were taken from us much too soon. We will continue to keep you in our hearts. Miss you Doug...rest easy.

Dan Schaefer
Elkhart City Communications

March 20, 2015

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Adams. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2013

Doug,
It's been a long time since we left the academy and started our careers. I remember hearing the news and since that day, you have always served as a reminder to me of how fast it can all change. Thanks so much for your service Doug and you are missed!

00-144 One team, One fight!

Detective Tom Pullins
Randolph County Sheriff's Department (Indiana)

December 16, 2012

Thinking of you today brother.

Captain Todd Hurley
Clay Fire/Ex EPD Dispatcher

March 20, 2012

I think of you daily brother and it still hurts, but I have faith that you are watching over all of us. Continue to do so and keep the other brothers & sisters in blue safe. You will never be forgotten. Prayers are still out for you and Janet.

Dispatcher Andrea DeGraff
Elkhart PD

March 20, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones. Keep watch over them and wrap your wings around them and all of those close to you and help them with their grief. You will never be forgotten by those that truely love you.

Bob Gordon :(
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 19, 2012

We vowed 10 years ago to never for get you, my friend. And we will not.

It still hurts after all these years, and I suppose it always will when we think of the years you could have had and the things you could have accomplished in your career. Above all we weep for your dear wife and know that she has suffered beyond what we can imagine.

Anonymous

March 19, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Deputy Carter and may they know you will never be forgotten. Thank you Deputy Carter for your dedicated service to the people of Louisiana and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

April 30, 2008

Doug,

Its been 7 years and I couldnt do this before! I miss the heck out of you! You and I followed each other from the streets of St. Joe County to Elkhart and I couldnt have asked for a more special friend. I have been at your memorial every year and will continue to be there with tears in my eyes. I miss you "Engine 3" like I accidentally called you that night! You will always be my true hero. I'm sorry I didnt sign this sooner for Janet and everyone else who loved you, it is still tough. Watch over all of us and keep us safe.

I carry you with me daily!

Love you always and forever.

C43

Andrea De Graff

Andrea DeGraff
Elkhart Communications

March 21, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Patrolman Adams on the anniversary of his passing. God Bless you all.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

March 20, 2008

BEING BORN AND RAISED IN ELKHART, I NEVER GOT TO GET THE EXPERIENCE TO BECOME ONE OF EPD'S FINEST, BUT KNEW LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS SOMETHING I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO, MY HEART GOES OUT TO EACH AND EVERY LOVED ONE WHO KNEW OR CAME AFFILIATED WITH OFFICER ADAMS AND I KNOW HIS LOVE FOR ELKHART WILL ALWAYS BE WATCHED FROM ABOVE.......

DEPUTY R.HATFIELD
MARION COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT.(INDIANAPOLIS)

October 14, 2007

Doug, I still think of you often. That aweful night was the hardest days of my dispatching career. I will always remember yuor love for the job, and your famous saying. "I can't believe they pay me to do this." Your memory will live on for ever. Rest in peace Brother.

Firefighter Todd Hurley
Former Elkhart Dispatcher C-39/Harris Fire Dept.

May 10, 2007

"...I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, Abraham Lincoln..."

patrolman
indiana

April 24, 2007

Six years have passed and you have not been forgotten. Your loved ones have thought of you every single day and will continue to do so. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 19, 2007

Remembering your friendship and dedication. We will never forget you and Janet.

Det. Kris and Ofc. Elizabeth Seymore
Elkhart PD/Notre Dame Security Police

March 19, 2007

I can't believe it has been 5 years since you have been gone. You still remain an inspiration to us both. We still miss you and keep you and Janet in our prayers. You will never be forgotten.

Cpl. Kristoffer and Elizabeth Seymore
Elkhart PD/Notre Dame PD

March 28, 2006

To Patrolman Douglas Adams and his loved ones:

On this the fifth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Patrolman Adams, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Adams. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Patrolman Adams gave to his community and the citizens of Indiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 20, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 20, 2006

Doug-
Just wanted to let you know that I have never and will never forget you or the impact you made on me and everyone else you came in contact with in Elkhart. I finally made it brother, I'm living the dream, just like you. You told me on a couple different occasions to just keep pressing on and eventually I'd get to where I want to be. You were right, and I just wanted to thank you. I keep your picture up in my home, and will never forget the love you had for the job and for people in general. You were definitely in it for all the right reasons. I hope I can be half the cop you already were. Like the song says, "Only the good die young." Rest easy Doug....

Ptlm. Dan Schaefer
Bristol Police Dept.

August 11, 2005

Rest easy, Brother; you are not forgotten.


Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.l

March 20, 2004

Doug,

I still watch the class video that we all made while we were at the Academy and I think of you often and the times we spent in Smokies lounge every night after Criminal Law class trying to figure that crap out. I just wanted to let you and your family know that you will always be on my mind. Your picture still hangs on my wall in my office and will always be there to remind me how fast it can all change.

"ONE TEAM ONE FIGHT!"
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Hug and Kiss the wife and the kids because you will never know.

Your Brother
Patrolman Donald J. Halter (D.J.) AKA Burnie!

Patrolman
Vincennes City Police, In.

February 4, 2004

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