Balloon release held for MPD officer killed by 18-wheeler

Memphis, Tenn. — Friends, family and fellow officers gathered today to remember a Memphis Police officer who died after being hit by an 18-wheeler.

PHOTOS: Balloon release held for MPD officer killed by 18-wheeler

Darrell Adams, 34, died when he was working a crash on Oct. 2 at I-40 and North Watkins and was hit by a big truck on the scene.

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Adams, who had served with the Memphis Police Department for five years, died at that scene, according to police.

On Friday, dozens of people came together at the Austin Peay Precinct Skate Park around 2 p.m. and released blue and white balloons to honor one of Memphis’ finest.

One woman who attended the event said that Adams is watching over her from heaven where the balloons were seemingly headed.

“I know he’s an angel and I promise he’s watching over me,” the mourner said.

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Officer Adams’ visitation will be held Monday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and a Sea of Blue will follow at 7 p.m.

Adams funeral will be held Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Hope Church.