The Case of the Somerset Miners

 

 

(Supt. Lynn Adams pictured at far right)

             Documents:
             Somerset Miners Article
Report by N.Y. Evening Post
             Read Adam's Letter,  written in anticipation of a mine strike   
           Coal Company Response to Adam's Letter
  
Biography:
Lynn George Adams was born in Hopbottom, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, on July 8,
1880. Adams was an original member of Department of State Police. He enlisted in December
15, 1905 and given an appointment as sergeant by Colonel John C. Groome at Troop A Greensburg.

On August 25, 1922, Adams bestowed upon the Deputy Superintendent the rank of Major.
(This was the initial use of that rank in the Department's history)

Adams created the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information (BCI&I) and named
Captain Wilson C. Price to serve as the bureau's first chief.

In 1939, Lynn G. Adams rejoined the ranks, this time to head the Motor Police.
 
Adams did not change his views towards politicians and blocked any moves aimed at

influencing Motor Police operations.

In 1939, Col. Adams moved the horses which were stabled at 20th and Herr Street to the
Hershey Training School.

 



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