Patrolman Arthur G. Abrams

Patrolman Arthur G. Abrams

Alorton Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, June 5, 1975

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Arthur G. Abrams

Patrolman Arthur Abrams was accidentally shot and killed by his partner when they responded to a domestic disturbance involving an uncle and his nephew.

As the officers struggled with the nephew, Patrolman Abrams' partner's revolver discharged. Patrolman Abrams was struck by the round and fatally wounded.

The man who was struggling with them was given probation as a result of the incident.

Patrolman Abrams had served with the Alorton Police Department for over 1-½ years and was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was survived by his wife, five daughters, and one son.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to probation

accidental discharge, domestic

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It is hard to believe that today will be 44 years since my grandfather made the ultimate sacrifice. I pray that today all officers across this beautiful country are safe and able to return to their families tonight. And that no one has to give that horrible news to a spouse of someone falling God bless you all.

Captain Will Petty
French village fire department

June 5, 2019

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