CHP Officer Killed in Piercy Accident Identified

Photograph: Officer Thomas Adams
Patch image: California Highway Patrol, CaliforniaA CHP officer killed in a car accident Tuesday afternoon on Hwy 101 near Piercy has been identified by  Officer Down Memorial Page:

Officer Thomas Adams
California Highway Patrol

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 24
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Officer Thomas Adams was killed in a automobile accident while on patrol.

Officer Adams was on patrol and traveling north on Highway 101, just south of Piercy, when his patrol car was struck head-on by a southbound vehicle. Officer Adams died from the injuries sustained in the collision.

Officer Adams had served with the California Highway Patrol for two years.

UPDATE: The San Jose Mercury says:

Dahlen said Adams, a 24-year-old Fortuna resident who had been on the force for two years, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Toyota’s driver, 39-year-old Jeff Kidd of Perris, Calif., and his passenger were taken to a Garberville hospital and later released.

Dahlen says it looks like one of the vehicles crossed over the highway into oncoming traffic, but investigators have not determined which one.

Highway 101 remained closed in both directions on Tuesday night.


UPDATE 2: Capital flags to be flown at half mast in honor of Officer Adams by order of Jerry Brown.



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