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Age: 19
Year of Death: 2002

Adam Lee Weisenberger

Submitted by his parents

Adam Lee Weisenberger‚ age 19‚ was a lifelong resident of Madison County‚ MS. He attended Madison Central High School where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He was a student of Holmes Community College and a communicant at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gluckstadt. A constant fixture at the Catholic Youth Organization‚ he attended most all functions. Adam was an avid hunter and fisherman‚ but spent most of his spare time performing volunteer public safety work for the Gluckstadt Fire Department‚ Madison County Emergency Management Agency and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. He enjoyed helping others and tirelessly gave of his time. He was quick to respond when called and always did what was needed of him. His joy for life was evident in his work and with everyone with whom he fellowshipped. He was happy and easygoing and leaves behind many friends and family who loved him.

He proudly followed in the footsteps of his father‚ Bill‚ Director of Madison County Emergency Management Agency and his older brother‚ Will‚ a dispatcher at the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. Bill also serves as President of the Board of Commissioners for the Gluckstadt Fire Dept. where Will and his wife Angie are also volunteers. So it was natural for Adam to volunteer and serve his community. He was an Explorer with the Sheriff’s Office at the age of 14 and rode with the deputies on their patrol knowing one day he would be one too. He performed many duties around the fire station training along with the firemen waiting on the day he tuned 18 to become an ‘official’ member.

On March 20‚ 2002‚ Adam was on scene rendering aid to an accident victim when he was struck by another vehicle and lost his life. He died in the line of duty‚ doing what he loved.

Following his death‚ numerous stories of things he had done‚ not only for those he knew‚ but strangers who Adam had done good deeds for. One lady called to say she did not know Adam personally but recognized his face from the television coverage. He had stopped along the highway and changed her flat tire on a rainy day and comforted her and her children. He never told anyone of this.

Sgt. Todd Wilson of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department penned this poem the following day of his death.

I lost a good friend the other day
He was trying to save a life when his was taken away
Danger never entered his mind
As he arrived on the scene one last time
His thoughts were on those in need
Like always- he was trying to do a good deed
Over the radio I heard dispatch say
‘Officer Down‚ Officer Down’
And all I could do was pray
But my prayers were not to be
God has taken His angel for the day
I wouldn’t want to remember him any other way
The Hero that died that rainy March day

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  1. You were such a great friend & wonderful brother to my brother. I’ll never forget you my friend. Love ya! Love ANG ❤️

    – Angela Gannon