|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1897|
Constable Adams was known as vigorously enforcing the local option law, which prohibited the sale of alcohol in Dublin. Tom Wright was a local bully and ran some liquor joints. Adams had arrested Wright several times. On December 18, 1897, Frank Leslie gave Wright a shotgun and accompanied him to town. Adams was walking down the street when Wright slipped up behind him and shot him in the back of the head. He shot the constable again while he lay on the ground. Wright jumped on his body and flapped his arms like a rooster crowing and stated, "There goes John Adams." Wright and Leslie were charged with murder. It is unknown what happened to Leslie, but Wright was publicly executed on November 10, 1899, in Stephenville.
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Record added: May 14, 2007
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