Chester I. “Chet” Abernathy

Chester I. “"Chet"” Abernathy

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 24 Dec 1988 (aged 63)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section Number Z, Grave Plot Number 649, Extra Deep, Concrete Box
Memorial ID 116748176 · View Source
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Officer Chester I. Abernathy, DSN 0005, received his commission as a Police Officer on 07/26/1954 and entered the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Departments' Academy. Upon completion of the academy Officer Abernathy's first uniform assignment was the 1St District, located at 909 Holly Hills. Officer Abernathy remained in this assignment throughout his entire career. It should be noted that very few Officers remain in one assignment during their entire career. That in itself tells you about the character of the Officer. During his career he was awarded 1 Chief's Letter of Commendation for police work above the call of duty on 06/07/1961. When Officer Abernathy finally retired on 01/28/1983, he had completed 28 years, 6 months, and 2 days of faithful and dedicated service to the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Abernathy was also a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, and served during World War II, achieving the rank of Seaman, which is an E-3. His son Thomas, followed in the footsteps of his father and became the 2Nd generation of the family to serve on the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department, retiring in 2008.

ABERNATHY, CHESTER I.
S1 US COAST GUARD
WORLD WAR II

DATE OF BIRTH: 03/02/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 12/24/1988

BURIED AT: SECTION Z SITE 649
JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY
2900 SHERIDAN ROAD ST. LOUIS, MO 63125


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  • Created by: Timothy Tumbrink
  • Added: 8 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 116748176
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chester I. “"Chet"” Abernathy (2 Mar 1925–24 Dec 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116748176, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Timothy Tumbrink (contributor 46772461) .