Sergeant Michael Abbate

Sergeant Michael Abbate

Nevada Department of Public Safety - Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, November 30, 2023

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Michael Abbate

Sergeant Michael Abbate and Trooper Alberto Felix were struck and killed by a drunk driver at 3:23 a.m. off Interstate 15 near D Street in Las Vegas.

Sergeant Abbate and Trooper Felix had stopped to check on a driver who appeared to be sleeping in his car. Another vehicle hit them and fled the scene. One officer died at the scene. The other officer was transported to UMC Trauma Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The subject was apprehended six hours later and was charged with two counts of each charge: reckless driving resulting in death, driving under the influence resulting in death, and duty to stop at the scene of an accident involving death.

Sergeant Abbate had served with the Nevada Department of Public Safety - Nevada Highway Patrol for almost 11 years. He is survived by his wife and children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 10 years, 11 months
  • Badge 304

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender In custody

drunk driver, DUI, hit-and-run, traffic stop

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