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August 23, 2013

The many faces of Fast Eddie

Chickasha's police chief has captured the interest of the people, and they want to know about the man and his fast crime-stopping car

CHICKASHA —

Eddie Adamson, Chickasha Chief of Police, has had some adventures.

He missed a bullet by a mechanical fluke, worked with the Clintons and was interviewed by the BBC on the night of his high school prom. 

Always a fan of the open road, Adamson once owned a motorcycle. But after putting mileage on his back— partly while commanding SWAT teams—he said he sticks to convertibles, like his silver BMW. He picked it for a good reason: "Life is short." 

Convertibles also have the benefit of what Adamson calls "air therapy." Going on a drive with the top down helps him deal with stress, he said. 

Adamson is also a big fan of music which may have propelled him into a career as a radio D.J. and newscaster for a station in East Arkansas that played a mix of country, old rock, big band music and Christian music. 

The wide range of tunes was right down Adamson's alley, who describes his taste in music as "eclectic," listening to everything from Kid Rock to B.B. King. "I've got all kinds of music on my iPod," he said. Adamson isn't just into the big boys, he likes a lot of independent artists as well, such as a band called "Egypt Central," from Memphis. 

Adamson describes himself as "tech nerd," and he's been at it for a while. He said he first got into computer programing in the early 1980s. His first computer was a TI-99/4A that plugged into the television. He said he still enjoys toying with technology, trying new things in new ways. It's also been helpful with his reemerging interest in photography. 

Adamson said he had a "very enjoyable career" working with Power Pro Wrestling outside the ring in Alabama. Adamson did a live broadcast show, held fundraisers for Toys for Tots and took a lot of pictures and got into some writing. 

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