Patrolman Louis A. Abbott

Patrolman Louis A. Abbott

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, March 3, 1947

Louis A. Abbott

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 762

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, February 14, 1947
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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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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