VALENTINE

March 6th, 2014 by milwaukeepolice

APPOINTED: JANUARY 2, 1948

DECEASED: MARCH 6, 1948

Just after 2:00 a.m. on March 6, 1948, Police Officer Valentine Adam Jr. was struck by an automobile and killed as he directed traffic at the intersection of N. Downer and E. Newport Avenues.

Officer Adam was guiding a motorist around a snow clearing operation when a driver failed to turn striking Officer Adam. He was thrown or carried by the automobile 107 feet and suffered compound fractures of the skull and left leg. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Officer Adam was 26-years-old and was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department only two months earlier on January 2nd, 1948. Before joining MPD, he worked as a machine operator and had served three years in the Navy until June 1945. He was married and had a 2-year-old son.

 
 
 

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