Officer Manuel Dionizio Abreu

Officer Manuel Dionizio Abreu

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Friday, November 7, 1913

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Manuel Dionizio Abreu

Officer Manuel Abreu was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a U.S. Army deserter who had sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl.

Officers had received reports that the man was seen along the main road near Kuliouou. As Officer Abreau and several sheriff's deputies approached him the man opened fire without warning, striking Officer Abreau in the abdomen. Despite his wound, he and the deputies struggled with the subject and placed him into custody.

Officer Abreu was transported to a local hospital where he died early the next morning.

Officer Abreu had served with the Honolulu Police Department for eight years and was assigned as the inspector of weights and measures. He was survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 6, 1913
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

deserter, sex offense

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 7, 2019

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