A motorcycle accident claimed the life of off-duty Sgt. Charles (Tom) Adams yesterday.


Longport police lost a 21-year veteran from the department.  According to The Press of Atlantic City, 'The accident occurred near Route 40 and Tuckahoe Road, in Franklin Township in Gloucester County, at about 4:15 p.m.'


'Based on the account that we have been given it has been relayed that Sgt. Adams was traveling west on Harding Highway and as he was proceeding through the intersection, and SUV entered the intersection attempting to make a left turn' police said.


Longport police also claim that the motorcycle unit existed because of Sgt. Adams.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.