August 9, 1922
Officer Adams was killed by William A. Stultz when coming to the aid of Sheriffs Deputies. The Deputies were shot by Shultz while attempting to take possession of a vehicle which had been levied. Officer Adams and Officer Walsh arrived on scene; Officer Adams attempted to contact Shultz when he was struck in the neck with a shotgun blast through the front door. Officer Adams was shot in the right side, just above the shoulder. He died before he reached the hospital. Officer Walsh crawled alongside the house and fired his weapon in the direction he thought the shot come from. When Shultz was taken into custody he was found to have been struck in the hip by one of the rounds fired by Officer Walsh. November 10, 1922, at about 1830 hours William A. Schultz was hanged for the murder of Officer Adams.