By Tony Farkas
COLDSPRING — One year after the tragic death of Deputy Constable Neil Adams, family, county residents and law enforcement personnel came together in honor of this local hero.
Thursday, Feb. 23, was proclaimed Deputy Neil Adams day in San Jacinto County.
The Rev. Dalton Currie offered prayers, and Sheriff Greg Capers and Constable Roy Rogers spoke about Adams to the assembled crowd.
Adams died Feb. 23, 2022, while working a second job as a security guard in PlazAmericas Mall in Houston while he was attempting to arrest a mall patron who was threatening a store employee.
While Adams and the suspect were engaged in an altercation, the suspect took Adams’ pistol and shot him.
Adams was San Jacinto County’s Environmental Officer, also served as deputy constable for Precinct 1 Constable Rogers. He started as a dispatcher at the Sheriff’s Office, and then attended the Police Academy in 2012. He returned and went on patrol for the Sheriff’s Office, and in January 2020 began as the environment officer.