Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Sherman Abrams

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Sherman Abrams


February 20, 2024

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 12, 2020

On this actual 9th anniversary of your untimely passing I would like to reiterate my previous reflection for you and say that you are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 18, 2020

AB as we called you in the Department of Corrections lol. Abrams my brother I must say your death was a real loss to both agencies because you really was about servicing NYC. I was suppose to enter the Police Academy with you but I was so proud of the step you took to move on. I miss you and think about you and your daughter often. God bless your sacrifice. S.I.P

Retired Correction Officer Butler
NYC Department of Corrections

May 12, 2019

We will never forget you! Rest in peace, brother.

Donna M. Zabo
NYPD, Character Assessment Section

November 15, 2018

Rest In Peace to the best brother in law a sister can have although you weren't married to my sister you we're truly the best reflection of one!!! Your missed my brother, your truly loved!! Your never forgotten an never will be !! R.i.p we love you sherm! -Leah, Lexys Aunt!

Sister Inlaw

October 23, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 21, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 16, 2018

Rest in power! You taught me what real friendship was about. Your friendship was such an amazing experience for me. You opened your home, advice and possessions to me. I'll never forget you, bro


August 25, 2018

Rest in peace

Lt. Jim Russo

September 12, 2017



Family of Sherman Abrams

September 12, 2017

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Abrams and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 9, 2015

I can only imagine the accomplishments you would have had in this department that your character would have brought you, but you enhanced the greatness of this department by just being a part of it. Rest In Peace brother.

Police Officer Andrew Leiper

November 5, 2014

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEO's

September 10, 2013


As I grew to call you. I sit here tonight 2 years plus after your untimely death thinking about how much a great father,friend,person, and fellow Officer you were. To know you as a Correction Officer and groomed to be a great one was a wonderful thing to watch for 3 years in GRVC. Transfering to the police department was something we always spoke on while on post and you past away achieving your goal. I know I was someone you looked up to so just thinking about what we once spoke on I will finish your goal you started and attempt to enter the Police Academy in the next year or so to honor you and finish what you started! I promise AB I will carry the task out fluently Bro!

Correction Officer
NyC Department of Corrections

May 21, 2013

Sherm I cant believe its already been a year. It pains me to see and hear the pain in your daughter, mother and brother and your friends for that matter. Anything you touched turned to gold. You were loved immensely. I know you're in a better place and will watch over your loved ones. imy ily RIP

Reva Edwards
sister in law

September 12, 2012

You, young Sir are a hero just by the profession you chose

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 24, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Abrams. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Sherman he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Sherman's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Sherman's life was about so much more than the way he died. Sherman will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Abrams, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 29, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer Sherman Abrams, his fellow officers, and most especially to Officer Abrams:

We honor your service and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sherman died in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Sherman gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 12, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2011

Officer Abrams,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 26, 2011

I would just like to send my deepest sympathy to your family, fellow Officer's, and friends. Thank you for your service to the New York City Police Department. God Bless Officer Sherman Abrams

Charles M. Eselin Jr.
Former Military Police Officer and Department of Defense Police Office

October 26, 2011

I would like to say on behalf of the Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police, our prayers and thoughts are with you, your friends and loved ones. God Speed Brother……

Pennsylvania State Police

October 23, 2011

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