Garberville CHP Remembers Officer Thomas R Adams Killed in the Line of Duty
Information from the Garberville CHP Facebook page:
This Saturday, February 15th marks the 9th anniversary of Officer Thomas Adams’ line of duty death. On February 15, 2011 Officer Adams was on duty and was involved in a collision on U.S. 101 just south of the town of Piercy. As a result of the collision, Officer Adams succumbed to his injuries. Officer Adams was 24 years old and had just over two years of service with the CHP. Officer Adams is survived by his father Bruce and his mother Karen; who was also a part of the CHP family, serving as a dispatcher at the Humboldt Communication Center.
These events rock the law enforcement community and the communities they serve. This memorial was erected at the Garberville CHP office to honor the local CHP officers who have died in the line of duty. A plaque was placed on the memorial in recognition of Thomas, his family and the ultimate sacrifice they made. The portion of U.S. 101 south of Piercy has been designated as the Thomas Adams Memorial Highway and a sign has been maintained there for the past eight years. Officer Adams’ name will live forever on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Officer Adams. You will not be forgotten.