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Patrolman Louis A. Abbott | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Louis A. Abbott

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, March 3, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 762

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/14/1947

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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On February 14, 1947, Detective Louis Abbott was searching for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery and murder of a tavern owner. The detective spotted the suspect attempted to question him. As Detective Abbott approached the suspect, an ex-convict, drew a gun and shot the detective. Detective Abbott succumbed to his injuries at Provident Hospital on March 3, 1947.

The suspect was killed during an gunfire exchange with arresting officers.

Detective Abbott is buried in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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I too heard the episode of dragnet and officer Abbott was remembered as a recently fallen officer. I'm here to pay my respects and to prove that you will never be forgotten.

Glenn Liming
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December 6, 2016


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