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Police Officer Darrell Dewayne Adams

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Darrell Dewayne Adams

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

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

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 18, 2021

Officer Adams,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Adams. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Memphis Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 15, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Adams. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

October 14, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Darrell Adams and the extended law enforcement family of the Memphis Police Department, Tennessee.

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 2021

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 11, 2021

RIP Officer Adams. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Memphis

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 9, 2021

I didn't know you personal, however you are and still is my brother in blue.

Matthew 25:23: His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”

Officer Aaron Harris
Federal Reserve Police (Memphis)

October 8, 2021

Officer Adams, our Lord took you back to Himself as your life had only begun for reasons known to Him alone. He will reward you abundantly. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 8, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Darrell Adams, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 6, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Adams and the Memphis Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Adams, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 6, 2021

Requiescat in Paces

Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

October 6, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.

October 6, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

October 5, 2021

You are a true hero and will never be forgotten, Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

Robert W Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04, Ret. DC, Riverside PD, IL

October 5, 2021

God Speed brother.
May you Rest in Peace.
May God have a hand on your department, family and friends during this time.

P.O. Thomas Allen
City of Monroe Police Department (Ohio)

October 5, 2021

God be with you brother. Rest In Peace.

HRPD Officer Jason McGowan
Pentagon Force Protection Agency

October 5, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Adams. Thank you Sir for your service and sacrifice.

Former reserve Deputy ( OCSO) FL Eddie A
Osceola county Sheriff's office

October 5, 2021

Rest in Peace Brother.

TFC (Retired) Len Widener
Connecticut State Police

October 4, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

October 4, 2021

R.I.P My Brother

Sgt. Kevin J. Nielsen (Ret)
South River Police Department

October 4, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

October 4, 2021

Rest In Peace Officer Adam’s. May God help your family and friends during this time of need. You will never be forgotten for your service.

Retired William Folsom
Alabama State Troopers

October 4, 2021

Darrell started his law enforcement career on September 3, 2013 with me! Class number 66 with Shelby County Sheriff Office. We carried one another through the academy. He had my back and I most definitely had his. This was my brother. A kind, joyful, lovable person with a heart of gold. A great man, one of the best. He was a wonderful husband to his wife. God blessed us time with Darrell, and he knows he hurt my heart when he took him. But i know Darrell is sitting right beside God. I love you brother... Rest In Peace

Bobby Jeffries

October 4, 2021

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