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Police Officer Timothy Scott Abernethy | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Timothy Scott Abernethy

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 615

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer Tim Abernethy was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a suspect who fled following a traffic stop.

Officer Abernethy had lost sight of the man as he chased him around a building in an apartment complex. After going around the corner the man hid behind a gate and then shot the officer twice in the torso and then walked around the officer and shot him in the head.

The officer was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The suspect was arrested a short time later by deputies from the Harris County Sheriff's Department. He was found guilty of the murder on April 6, 2010 and was sentenced to death.

Officer Abernethy had served with the Houston Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents, and siblings.

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THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION TO ENDING ANOTHER HUMAN LIFE ON ACCOUNT TO AVOID BEING ARRESTED ITS SUICIDAL INSTINCT LEADS TO EXTINCTION BOTH SIDES. MY SYMPATHY TO THE OFFICER AND HIS FAMILY HE WAS JUST DOING HIS DUTY WHICH MET HIS ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THIS CITY AND NATION...THANK YOU WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU KEEP YOU IN OUR HEARTS...

--WILLIAM RIVAS
ANON
July 30, 2016

 

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