Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent William Allen Adkins

Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, September 30, 1919

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Reflections for Special Agent William Allen Adkins

Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 30, 2020

Agent Adkins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

September 30, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 30, 2019

A horrible and needless series of events which could have easily been avoided if those who opened fire had simply asked what they were doing there. It's clear that the murderers of Agent Adkins outnumbered those in the law enforcement group, what harm would have come with asking what they were doing there? NONE!

The entire situation is heartbreaking and disgusting, and yet, the first casualty was a Law Enforcement Officer who was innocent of what he died for. It happened a lot in the past, still does at times and probably always will. Race does not matter, total lack of simple communication is sometimes the worst enemy and here, there was clearly a lack of communication.

Rest in Peace, Brother and may you be Blessed by God, as I'm sure you have been.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 30, 2018

Several possemen killed were:
O.R. Lilly shot with his own pistol while escorting suspects to jail. Two posseman also reported killed were Clinton Lee and James A Tappan

t. fazzini

November 9, 2017

Agent Adkins,
Sir, it has been 95 years since your End of Watch but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

October 1, 2014

You were a victim of very sad times in our nation's history and a misunderstanding that turned deadly which resulted in further insanity. But before this tragic and shameful event, you helped to protect one of the things that made America great, it's railroads; and to think your death doesn't even appear to be related to the rails makes it all the more tragic.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 22, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 20, 2014

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