A former Monroe City police officer, who is now a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has been promoted. The promotion was effective Jan. 1.
Trooper Terry “T.J.” Adams, a native of Monroe City, was promoted to corporal and will remain in his present assignment as the Troop B Canine Officer. Adams was appointed to the Patrol on Oct. 20, 2002 and after graduating from the Patrol Academy was assigned to Troop B, Zone 1, Macon and Shelby counties. On April 30, 2006, he transferred to Zone 11, Monroe and Randolph counties, and on Feb. 3, 2008, he transferred to Zone 2, Macon and Shelby counties. On Sept. 1, 2011, he was designated as the Troop B Canine Officer.
Adams, a graduate of Monroe City R-1 High School, attended Moberly Area Community College in Moberly and Hannibal-LaGrange College. Before being appointed to the Patrol he served with the Monroe City Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.
He is married to Mandy (Farland), and they have two children: Tanner and Conner.