Deputy Constable Abrum Kerl

Deputy Constable Abrum Kerl

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, January 26, 1978

Abrum Kerl

Deputy Kerl suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect. He and the head constable were serving a warrant on a man, revoking his probation, when the man started to struggle with them. They were able to subdue the man and place him under arrest. Deputy Kerl returned to his patrol car and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

Deputy Kerl is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Heroes live forever, Deputy Kerl, and we will not forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 26, 2013

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