Patrolman III
Douglas Michael Adams
Elkhart Police Department
Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Age: 31
Served: 1 year
Badge #: 332
Military Service:
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, March 20, 2001
07:20 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Main and Franklin streets, Elkhart
Incident County:
Elkhart
Incident Township:
Concord
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:
Sentenced to 20 years
Burial Location:
Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Lily, Kentucky

   Patrolman Douglas Adams was killed in an automobile accident involving two police cruisers.

   The two officers were responding to back up an officer who was in a foot pursuit at the time. Their cruisers collided at Main and Franklin streets, killing Patrolman Adams instantly. The officer in the other cruiser suffered minor injuries. The suspect involved in the foot pursuit was eventually captured. He was convicted of drug trafficking and resisting arrest, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

   Patrolman Adams was survived by his wife.