Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Arthur G. Abrams

Alorton Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, June 5, 1975

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Reflections for Patrolman Arthur G. Abrams

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

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 5, 2018

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

Officer Abrams' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-14-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

April 14, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 6, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 18, 2012

Your service is not forgotten Officer Abrams.

Officer James Boyd
Alorton Police Dept.

July 24, 2012

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Abrams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davisl

June 5, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 5, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Abrams. Your sacrifice is not forgotten

Officer 11169

April 21, 2012

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 15, 2007

My brother, my friend. Words cannot describe the pain you and your family has gone through. But always remember this, what you do in this life echoes through eternity. I can see it in your eyes, you no what I'm talking about. You are always thought of by your family. One day I hope to meet you and your smile.

July 14, 2007

Mr. Abrams:

Although I never knew you personally, I do have the privelege of knowing the family that you left behind. They are all good people, and you would be proud.

November 17, 2006

Sir, May you Rest in Peace.

June 5, 2006

From the staff and members of Police Wives Online we would like to offer our deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers for the family, department, and friends of Officer Abrams. Thank you for your service Officer A, you Abrams. You will never be forgotten! You are a true hero.

January 15, 2006

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