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Letter to WAVE 3 from Tracy Adams, wife of Officer James Adams

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Officer James Adams (Source: LMPD) Officer James Adams (Source: LMPD)
Sarah Bearden (Source: Sarah Bearden crash memorial) Sarah Bearden (Source: Sarah Bearden crash memorial)

Immediately following the settlement announcement, a woman who identified herself as Adams' wife Tracy Adams sent WAVE 3 News an email that reads:

"My husband, James Adams, was involved in a fatal car accident over three years ago. For three long years, I have had to remain silent.

This week, a civil lawsuit against my husband and the City of Louisville was brought to a close. Along with a financial payment from the city, a letter of apology and warning to other police officers was required to be released in order to reach a settlement. The letter was written by attorneys with specifications by the plaintiffs.

After three years of silence, I want to say that I do not believe my husband was the cause of this accident. I also believe that he did everything he could to help considering the fact that he was also injured and in a state of shock. Many of the things reported in the media were untrue and I will never watch another news story again without questioning how much is true. That night was a tragedy but in truth it was only a terrible and unfortunate accident that caused a lot of pain to two families.

I am sure that I won't change any opinions and you won't change mine. Please just let this case rest and leave everyone involved alone.

I also want to thank all of those who have offered our family their love and support through this ordeal. When tragedy strikes, you realize who your true friends are and we have a lot more than we could have ever imagined."