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Canastota in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lewis Adamo

 
 
Lewis Adamo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2017
1. Lewis Adamo Marker
Inscription.  
Asst Canastota Police Chief
Killed At This Location On
June 5 1950 While Directing
Traffic

 
Erected by Village of Canastota.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is June 5, 1950.
 
Location. 43° 4.689′ N, 75° 45.105′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and South Peterboro Street (County Route 13), on the right when traveling west on Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canastota NY 13032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Auto Race (within shouting distance of this marker); Bruce Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Reuben Perkins (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canastota's First Commercial Activity Occurred Along the Canal Basin of the Erie Canal (about 400 feet away); Canal Street (about 400 feet away); Canastota's Lift Bridge (about
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400 feet away); Peterboro Street Lift Bridge (about 400 feet away); Canal Town (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
 
More about this marker. Although the name on the marker is spelled "Lewis", the name on the Adamo grave in the Saint Agatha Cemetery in Canastota is spelled "Louis". The Officer Down Memorial Page states that Adamo was struck and killed by a truck while directing traffic at the intersection of Peterboro Street and Canal Street, yet the marker is posted on Center Street. Newspaper articles reporting on the incident support the placement of the marker on Center Street.
 
Regarding Lewis Adamo.

Canastota Loses a Faithful Servant

    __________


The Village of Canastota lost a faithful servant in the tragic accident Monday which snuffed out the life of Asst. Police Chief Louis Adamo.

The Asst. Police Chief was known and greeted as "Louie" by the countless friends he made in the course of his official duties. He served on the force from Sept. of 1943, giving unstintingly of his time in the interest of his department and his home town.

During
Lewis Adamo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2017
2. Lewis Adamo Marker
The view is to the west, across South Peterboro Street, and down Center Street.
his live, Louis Adamo exemplified the highest traits of citizenship and industry. He was one of the fortunate few persons who had no "enemies." His life was one of service and his memory will be cherished.

The Village pays tribute today to a departed faithful servant.


- Published in the The Madison County Times, Chittenango, N. Y. Friday, June 9, 1950

 
Also see . . .
1. Officer Down Memorial Page. (Submitted on November 7, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Louis Adamo on Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on November 7, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Louis Adamo Lewis Adamo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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