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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

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CHICKASHA —

Adamson and his daughter, Presley, a senior at Chickasha High School, enjoy going on road trips together. They regularly take off to Arkansas to meet with family, to try new things and dine at hibachi grills. 

However, not all of Adamson's adventures have been joyrides. He's been shot at, stabbed, beaten up and left on the side of the road and had his family stalked by a psychopath. 

Adamson has literally dodged a bullet due to a mechanical error that he says seems impossible. During a drug raid, Adamson was shot at while entering a doorway. The first bullet flew just by Adamson. Then something amazing happened, Adamson said. The casing did a 180 and went back into the the barrel, preventing another shot. 

"There is just no way that should have happened," Adamson said. 

This raid was also an example of Adamson wearing many hats. In the local newspaper the day after the raid, Adamson was captured wearing his raiding vest over a peach shirt and a tie. Adamson said he had just come back from teaching a criminal justice class at the local junior college. 

Adamson has been in law enforcement for 23 years. He's worked in Forrest City, Arkansas and Guymon, Okla. before becoming police chief in Chickasha in October 2012. He's also taught criminal justice in a university setting, trained officers and taught gang awareness to police officers and school administrators. He also served as a school resource officer. 

"It was a tough job but very rewarding," he said. 

A brush with death; photography published in the Washington Post at the age of 18; toasting the new year with celebrities; Adamson takes it all in like breeze running through his convertible, oddball music blaring, on the road to some new adventure.

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