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- Aug. 28, 1886 -
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Hunt County Sheriff's Office Agency Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 28, 1886
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 37 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Hunt County Sheriff's Office
TX   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy Sheriff Jailer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Other
On The Job: 2 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Sat. Aug. 28, 1886
Summary: Deputy Adair was stabbed to death while escorting six escapees back to the Hunt County Jail.

As the traveled back to the jail, one of the inmates attempted to escape again. Deputy Adair gave his pistol to a passing citizen and told him to go after the inmate. While Deputy Adair was guarding the remaining prisoners, they attacked him. The suspects cut Deputy Adair's throat and wrist, then they cut him from his shoulder to his waist. Deputy Adair succumbed to his injuries four days later.

Deputy Adair had served with the Hunt County Sheriff's Office for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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