Detective Joseph Louis Abrahams

Detective Joseph Louis Abrahams

Cambria County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, August 31, 1923

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Joseph Louis Abrahams

Detective Abrahams and Detective John James were shot and killed during a riot in the city's Rosedale section.

Two officers from the Johnstown Police Department also died as a result of wounds sustained during the riot. Detective Otto Nukem died on September 12, 1923, and Captain Otto Fink died on November 2, 1923.

The officers were attempting to stop a disturbance involving several men when one, crazed from drinking moonshine, opened fire with a revolver. Other officers arriving on the scene shot and killed the suspect.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Detective Abrahams. Your courage will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 28, 2013

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