I worked for Jim at the Honor Farm in 1983. We spent many a dawn shift asking questions and listening to stories from that most experienced Sgt. He was a joy to work for and will be missed.
Jim was a role model and a mentor, not only at work but also in life. Jim was a quality human being, and his was a life well lived.
It has been many, many years but I remember Jim as another great gentleman who was always quite pleasant to be around and good to work with. One of the great "old school" cops like John Murphy, another favorite. Regards & condolences to Jim's family.
Ken Love (Battle Ground, WA)
It is so typical of Sgt Adams to refuse a funeral, kind and modest, he quietly went about his job of providing guidance and knowledge to those of us who needed it the most (like me, obviously). He was the first male Sgt in the 'female jail'. I suspect that he wasn't near as apprehensive as we female deps were, but he came in and took charge without fanfare and immediately made our lives easier. Fair but firm (i know that sounds familiar), he handled the crazy drama of the inmates as well as that of the employees with a small smile, when appropriate, and stern but calm direction when it was called for. I am very sorry that we are not going to be afforded the opportunity to meet his family and tell them in person what a wonderful guy he was to work for.
I never met Mr. Adams, but as a friend of his daughter Jeanne, I have heard so much about him, I almost feel like I knew him as he sounded just like my own father. Jeanne loved her father so much that I ache for her and the pain she is going through at this time.
Jackie Dorfman (Oak View, CA)