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

May your family find peace and tranquility in these troubled times! RIP

Retired Detective Roger Fanti

September 13, 2011

RIP-may your family find peace and tranquility in these troubled times!

Retired Detective

September 13, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Abrams. May God be with your family and friends during this difficult time.

Brenda Anderson
Private Citizen, Georgia

September 13, 2011

Thank you for your service. God be with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Abrams.

Dep M. Chavez Jr.
Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

September 13, 2011

We are all warriors of freedom, and Keepers of the Peace.
No matter what unit, state or Country, our hearts are connected forever in our desire to keep peace on God's earth. I thank you for your service to our great nation and to the city of New York. we are brothers and sisters who put our life on the line everyday so others feel safe at the sight of us..that is quite rewarding. So sleep now my brother, and let the good Lord watch over your loved ones.
My sincere condolences to your loved ones.

Rest in peace always.

Barbara M. Thomas
Sergeant First Class
United States Army (ret.)
418th Military Police

SFC Barbara M. THomas (US Army Ret)
418th Military Police Detachment

September 13, 2011



September 13, 2011

My paryers go out to the family and to all my fellow brothers, Be strong as we add one more good officer to Heaven to watch over us from above..God Bless

Cst Lenihan
Saint John Police Force Canada

September 13, 2011

RIP from a former NYC Corrections and Police Officer!

Joseph E. Braithwaite

September 13, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 13, 2011

Thank you Officer Abrams for your hard work and dedication to our noble profession. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My condolences to your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother...

Mitch Cheselka
Sergeant / CA-OR Retired

September 13, 2011

Deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Abrams, and all those who mourn the loss of Officer Abrams. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
His service will be greatly missed in your community and his Deeds never forgotten.
God Bless.

PO Retired David Herbert
Toronto Police Service

September 13, 2011

Rest in peace, Officer Abrams. Thank you for your service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, NYPD and law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed & God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B

September 13, 2011

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Sherman Abrams, and the New York City Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Abrams, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

September 13, 2011

R.I.P. We were saddened to hear of this sudden and unexpected loss. Prayers sent.

Chaplain Paul Grady
Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN

September 13, 2011

May you rest in peace brother!

Ptl Nick Deleon
Bergenfield PD NJ

September 13, 2011

Rest in Peace our brave Police Office.

Traffic Supervisor Mohammad Akram

September 13, 2011

If this man should fall,who will lift the flag and carry on?Thank you for carrying the flag Officer Abrams.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings Co. Sheriffs Office,Ca.

September 13, 2011

Rest in peace my brother.

ret. police cpl. stanley massey
alamo community college police dept san antonio tx

September 13, 2011

Officer Abrams, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

September 13, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Abrams!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 13, 2011

Our Investigative group would like to send condolences and paryers to the family and friends of Officer Abrams. We would like to thank you his family and alos the officer for all the years he worked in coreections doing a job to help keep the rest of us safe. God Bless you!!
Andru Hunter

Andru Hunter
D & R Investigations

September 13, 2011

Blessed be the peacekeepers. Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's last words were, "Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees". Young Officer Abrams is resting today.... Sail on Sherman.

Magistrate Michael Nobles
State of NC, Scotland Co. Jud. Dist 16-A

September 13, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD,NJ

September 13, 2011

Rest in Peace Sir..............................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth Police Dept. Tx.

September 13, 2011

RIP Officer Abrams. May god bless you and your family always.

Lieutenant D. Gonzalez
Federal Bureau Of Prisons

September 13, 2011

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