Patrolman Arthur G. Abrams

Patrolman Arthur G. Abrams

Alorton Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, June 5, 1975

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 (Accidental)
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to probation

accidental discharge, domestic

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St Clair County Illinois Sheriff Merle Justice used to say the worst thing you can do is forget. Sadly that is what has happened to my grandfather the town in which he lived and died in has forgotten about him there is no Park or Memorial even mention of his name that is why I'm so thankful for you find people taking time to remember him from my grandmother his widow and his surviving children and grandchildren thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Captain William Arthur Petty French Village Fire Department grandson of patrolman Arthur G Abrams

January 21, 2017

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