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William G. Adamson

Technical Enforcement Officer, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Duty Station: Boston, Mass.

On January 10, 2016, while off duty, Assistant Field Office Director George Sullivan, Technical Enforcement Officer William Adamson, and Special Agent Brendan Lundt were awakened by smoke in their hotel rooms and soon discovered a structure fire. After evacuating their loved ones, the three raced to help other guests. Mr. Sullivan climbed up three floors, using only the railings of the balconies, to get to the trapped people. Special Agent Lundt assisted from the ground while Officer Adamson assisted local fire fighters. Mr. Sullivan made the climb three times, rescuing four people. Remarkably, no one was injured during the entire incident.

Last Updated: 08/16/2022
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