Canastota in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Killed At This Location On
June 5 1950 While Directing
Erected by Village of Canastota.
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); Peterboro Street Lift Bridge (about 400 feet away); Canal Town (about 400 feet away); Enlarging the Erie Canal (about 500 feet away); Industrial Growth / Canalway Trail (about 500 feet away); Carmen Basilio (approx. 0.3 miles 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.
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 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.
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
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 48 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.