A good friend of mine and former coworker died this morning in a tragic car crash. Officer John Abraham was killed instantly when the police car in which he was driving slammed into a utility pole directly across from police headquarters.
John was a unique individual, to say the least. Aside from being one helluva cop, he was also quite the comedian and his quick, sharp wit never ceased to amaze you that he was able to come back with a retort as fast as he could -- and it annoyed you at the same time, since he always got in the last, best word.
I'll remember your first arrest that I gave you as your training officer, the smoke bomb I threw in your car, and "raiding" the nude beach at Sandy Hook. You were the cop another cop wanted as backup.
I'll miss you, John. We definitely had some good times together. Kind of puts everything else into perspective.
End of Watch 10-25-10. RIP 257.
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