Sheriff Abram L. Kulp

Sheriff Abram L. Kulp

Bucks County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, February 24, 1927

Abram L. Kulp

Sheriff Abram Kulp was shot and killed while serving a peace bond and escorting a woman to her home to remove her belongings. The woman's ex-husband showed up and opened fire with a .32 caliber handgun, killing the woman, mortally wounding Sheriff Kulp, and injuring the woman's father.

Sheriff Kulp was transported to a local hospital before being returned to his residence at the county jail. He died a short time later.

The suspect fled to New Jersey where he attempted to commit suicide. He survived the suicide attempt, was arrested, and returned to Bucks County. While awaiting trial he hung himself in his jail cell.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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My mother was only 15 when her father Abram died and was one of 9 children. I never had the privilege to know my grandfather but the stories I heard from my aunts, uncles and cousins gave me some insight to his reputation. He was a smart, family and service minded christian man who was liked by many and even the county prisoners. All his children have passed on and are in heaven with him so that his family are together again.

Glenn Wismer
Grandson

May 12, 2018

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