Patrick Adamson • April 1, 2021



Patrick Adamson, 73 of Pensacola, FL passed away April 1st, 2021 surrounded by family.
Born in Frankfurt Germany May 23rd, 1947 to Jerome and Georgette Adamson. As a baby he was baptized Catholic at the Church if Mary Magdalen in Paris, France. He grew up in Germany graduating from Ludwigsburg American High School in 1966. He enlisted in the United States Army that same year. He served in Vietnam as a Communications Chief attached to the 218th MP Company. In November 1969 he started his career as a Police Officer for the City of Pensacola. He retired 32 years later in November 2001. Not being able to just relax he went to the University of West Florida and worked as a security guard, finally retiring in 2012.
He was a member of the Optimist Club, Northwest Florida Safety Council, School Patrol and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #71.
He was truly a great man. He loved his family and enjoyed helping others.
Pat is survived by five Children; Pat (Kandi) Adamson, Jerry (Mary-Elizabeth) Adamson, Chris (Mandi) Adamson, Aimee Smith and Jenny (Jason)Davis. One sister Jackie Adamson. He had 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He his preceded in death by his parents Jerome and Georgette Adamson, his loving wife of 44 years Babs Adamson and a daughter Angela.
His service will be 1PM on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Barrancas National Cemetery. Visitation will also be Thursday from 10-12 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

  1. Gene & Patsy Adamson says:

    Rest in peace cuz

  2. Thomas Johnson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Pat was one of the people instrumental in getting me to join the Pensacola Police Department. I enjoyed working with him. I have nothing but fond memories of being around him. I never saw him without a smile on his face. I know that words can do little to ease the grief and pain of his passing, but I will keep his family and friends in my prayers.

  3. Velda Law says:

    Praying for the family 🙏🙏❤️

  4. Cheryl Raines says:

    Officer Adamson was a wonderful professional! He led our Safety Patrol at St Paul Catholic School in the late 70’s, early 80’s. Such an upstanding kind man. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

  5. Jenny Davis says:

    I forgot to include the organizations that I would like to recognize that really helped me in the end. The Council on Aging, especially The Retreat. Jessica, Rachel, Penny, Tiziana and Angela thank you so much for loving my dad and being so kind to him. I wish you could have met the real man he was. You guys are absolutely amazing.
    Waterford at Creekside, thank you. I don’t know how you do it. I appreciate all the support you gave.
    Emerald Coast Hospice, such a great group. Every person I dealt with was so compassionate. I am very grateful.

  6. Jessica Ayers says:

    Jenny and Family, We heard his stories and loved our time with him. We laughed with him and cried with him. We are blessed to have gotten to know you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

  7. Sandra Bermejo says:

    I had the privilege of working with Pat at UWFPD for several years until he retired from there in 2013. When first working with him, it didn’t take long to know that Pat was a special person. He was wise, funny, and genuinely kind. The way Pat conducted himself, treated others, shared stories of his past experiences, and spoke of his family made it easy for everyone to like, respect and love him. He will be truly missed and fondly remembered always. Sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the family.

  8. Penny Elizabeth DeVries says:

    Sweet Jenny, Jason & family! We enjoyed taking care of your sweet dad at the Retreat!! He stole our hearts on day 1!! Thank you for bringing him to us and allowing us to love on him! I am sure he must be busy in Heaven helping others like he loved to do!! I will look forward to seeing him on the streets of gold one day! Our prayers our with you all for comfort & strength in the days ahead!

  9. Tiziana Trent says:

    Dear Jenny , your Dad was such a sweetheart , loved his sweet smiles he gave, he was such a joy to have at the retreat, he will be greatly missed, my deepest condolences to you and your family may he rest in eternal peace ☮️ 🙏🙏💕

  10. Mark E O'Brien says:

    Pat was always a pleasure to see patrolling downtown Pensacola. He was always friendly and helpful.

  11. Lynn Brown says:

    I was sorry to hear of your father’s death. I remember him and the rest of you so well.You are in my thoughts and prayers! God bless all of you. You knew me as Mrs Huggins at Scenic Heights Elementary school.

  12. Geoffrey Hall says:

    Patrick Adamson was the nicest and friendliest police officer I have ever met. Many times we kids from 1970s Scenic Heights and Eastgate would gather around his cruiser or go for a ride with him. The times he checked on me, or when we went to lunch or I helped him with his bicycle patrol will always remain great memories. May his family know how much he was well-liked. Rest in peace, my friend, and thank you so much.

  13. MA says:

    To the Adamson family we are praying for all of you and thanking you all for the privilege of getting to know Pat. We knew him from UWF PD. He was such a great and kind man who talked about the love he had for his family often. Every Fri night you knew Pat was going to bring a pizza and some great conversations. May God bless you all as you grieve the loss of Pat. Rest well old friend and thanks for the Fri night pizzas and conversations. You will definitely be missed

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