Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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.