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

Age: 31
Served: 10 months
Badge #: 332
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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:
None
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 3 years
Burial Place:
Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Lily, Kentucky

   Patrolman Douglas Adams was killed in an automobile accident involving two squad cars responding to back up another officer who was in a foot pursuit.

   As their squad cars collided at an intersection, Patrolman Adams was ejected and killed instantly. The officer in the other squad car suffered minor injuries.

   The 22-year-old suspect involved in the foot pursuit was eventually captured. He was subsequently convicted of resisting law enforcement and sentenced to three years in prison. The offender was also convicted of drug trafficking that occurred three days after this incident, sentenced to 20 years and was discharged in December 2012.

   Patrolman Adams had previously served as a reserve officer with the North Liberty Police Department. He was survived by his wife.

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