Before dawn Monday morning close to 100 officers from around the area met at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland to escort the hearse that would return 62-year-old San Jacinto County Precinct 1 Deputy Constable Neil Adams to back to Cleveland to prepare for Wednesdays viewing and Thursdays Funeral. Adams was gunned down in a shopping mall shooting on February 23, while working security at the PlazAmericas Mall (Sharpstown Mall) in Houston. Adams was shot after an altercation with a male who punched him, took Adam’s weapon, and shot Adams multiple times. The suspect was shot by Houston Police in the food court area after confronting them with a knife. In 2012 Adams graduated from Angelina College Police Academy and went to work for San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office. He then went to work for San Jacinto County Precinct 1 Constable Roy Rogers as the San Jacinto County Environmental Officer. He had given much of his life to public service including a Bear Creek Volunteer Firefighter and a 911 dispatcher. At a news conference last week Adam’s wife Dee Dee said her husband believed that people can either be sheep or sheepdogs, Adams was the sheepdog. Visitation for Adams will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at San Jacinto County Community Shelter, 225 Live Oak Coldspring, Texas, 77331. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 3, 2022, at San Jacinto County Community Shelter, Coldspring, Texas. Interment will follow at Montague Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas. His funeral is under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland. There has been two line of duty deaths in San Jacinto County since 2019. Just before Christmas in 2019 San Jacinto Deputy Bryan Pfluger has killed in a crash just blocks from the Sheriff’s Office while responding to a burglary call.