Lieutenant Adam George Bernard McCoy
Pensacola Police Department
Date of Death: April 26,2020
Years of Service: 26
Duty Status: Retired 2 months
Lieutenant Adam G.B. McCoy died by suicide on April 26, 2020 after 26 years of service. He was an Army veteran who spent his law enforcement career with the Pensacola Police. Adam had a very successful law enforcement career with 26 years at the Pensacola Police Department to include being a SWAT team-leader, investigator, and patrol commander. His youngest daughter, Jillian. carried on his law enforcement legacy as a deputy sheriff.
According to Jillian, Adam was larger than life, once you met him, you never forget him. He treated everyone with the utmost kindness and love. No matter how small the interaction, people were touched by his warm personality and generosity. Adam would never hesitate to help anyone in need, and would always do what was right, even when no one was watching. His kindness radiated as soon as he walked into a room. Being a husband, father, and grandfather was like breathing to him. He was always his family’s biggest fan.
Adam took his own life on April 26, 2020, two months after retiring. He unfortunately lost his battle to crippling anxiety and PTSD. Him and his loving wife, Traci, were supposed to celebrate 29 years of marriage together one day after his passing.
Gone, but certainly not forgotten.