P-O- Louis A- Abbott #762

P.O. Louis A. Abbott #762

Name: Abbott, Louis A.
Star: 762
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: Wabash Avenue Station
End of Watch: 03 March 1947
Incident Details: Detective Louis Abbott, 37, was assigned to the Wabash Avenue Station. On February 14, 1947, Detective Abbott was searching for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery and murder of a tavern owner. The detective spotted the suspect, William McKinley, on 53rd and State Streets and attempted to question him. As Detective Abbott approached McKinley, the ex-convict, drew a gun and shot the detective. Detective Abbott succumbed to his injuries at Provident Hospital on March 3, 1947.

William McKinley was killed by police when he attempted to evade arrest by shooting at arresting officers.

Officer Abbott was laid to rest in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was survived by his wife, Dagny; and his children, Joanne and Louis Jr.