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:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Discharged in 2002
Burial Place:
Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Lily, Kentucky

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   Patrolman Douglas Adams was killed in a two-vehicle accident involving another squad car while both were 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, sentenced to three years in prison and discharged in 2002. The offender was also convicted of drug trafficking that occurred three days after this incident, sentenced to 20 years and discharged in 2012.

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

Military Service

United States Air Force
Persian Gulf War
1987–1989 ▪ 1990–1991

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