‘Sea of Blue’ held for officer killed by 18-wheeler

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A “Sea of Blue” honored fallen Officer Darrell Adams who was killed in the line of duty.

Dozens of cars, lights on, honored MPD Officer Darrell Adams, who was killed while investigating a crash on October 2.

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Adams was the third officer to die in a traffic-related incident this year and the fourth overall.

FOX13 talked to a family member about the legacy Officer Adams leaves behind.

His brother Dominique Jackson told FOX13 Officer Adams was born to serve. A five-year veteran of the force, he loved his job and would do anything to help someone.

Adams was also described as a family man, a loving husband, and a soon-to-be father.

“He loved the job,” Jackson said. “This was his dream job. This was something that he was fully wholeheartedly committed to.”

Jackson is Officer Adams’ younger brother. He found out Adams volunteered to work the day he was killed.

Memphis police say Officer Adams was on the scene of a crash near I-40 and North Watkins when an 18-wheeler hit him.

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“On his tragic last day, you know, I’m sure he went out as a proud man. I know my family is proud of everything he’s done. He was the glue to the family,” Jackson said.

His death is a massive loss for his family and his friends at the police department.

“Sometimes God gives you angels to walk on earth for a little while. Darrell was one of those guys,” said Colonel Lambert Ross.

Ross said Adams always volunteered to pick up shifts and made an effort to get to know everyone in the community.

A public servant, a family man. Adams is someone who will be missed very much.

“Live each day in memory of my brother for those who need any motivation, extra oomph to get up every day, to do their job that they love,” said Jackson.

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There was an overwhelming show of support for the officer and his family.

Memphis police say the driver of the 18-wheeler who hit Officer Adams was detained, but no charges have been filed at this time.

Right now, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating.

FOX13 reached out for a comment. When we hear back, this story will be updated.