March 6, 1945 – May 14, 1971
Tpr. Rodg er M. Adams w as killed in a traffic crash on US-12 in Lenawee County.
Shortly after 1:15 a.m., Trooper Adams and his partner were dispatched to investigate a traffic crash. Approximately one-half mile west of Tipton Highway, an oncoming car skidded around a curve and crossed the centerline of the roadway. Trooper Adams swerved the patrol car to the right, but was unable to avoid the oncoming car. The two vehicles met nearly head-on. Trooper Adams was killed instantly and his partner was seriously injured. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed.
Trooper Adams w as the 25th MSP officer to die in the line of duty.