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

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Incident Details

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

Most Recent Reflection

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As the 32nd date of this tragic accident approaches, I am preparing to honor Deputy Warta, Deputy Bateman and Sheriff Kulp in a bicycle ride from Central NJ to Washington D.C. within the Police Unity Tour organization in May of 2019.

I ask that you please leave as much information about these men as husbands, fathers, brothers, partners, and friends so that I may ride with a true sense of how these men lived their lives.

Any family members that will be in Washington D.C. will be presented with the bracelet with the men's name on it that traveled with a rider throughout the 300 mile long journey.

The motto for this ride is, "WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED" and the money goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund where the focus (and carved into the wall with all 21,000+ officers names) is the line, "It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, but how they lived." And I plan to help remember the lives they lived in May 2019.


www.nleomf.org

Deputy MaryEllen Kelly
Bucks County Sheriff's Office

September 18, 2018

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