William Joseph “Bill” Abel

William Joseph “Bill” Abel

Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 24 Sep 1994 (aged 42)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Cremated remains given to son.
Memorial ID 70470021 · View Source
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Officer William "Bill" Abel was an Officer with the Saint Louis Police Metropolitan Police Department having served in the 5th, 7th, and 9th Districts. Bill was also a Detective in the Vice Division. Bill was a 2Nd generation police officer with the department as his father also served with the same agency. It should be noted that Bill's son Sergeant Anthony Abel is a 3Rd generation police officer and recently retired from the St. Louis Police Department.

Bill was also in the United States Air Force Reserve and was an accomplished pilot attaining the rank of Captain (aircraft commander) flying the C-130 Hercules.

Bill was highly respected among his peers and was well thought of.

P.O. William Abel left behind a son Tony, and a daughter Karen to mourn his passing.

A memorial service was held at the Hillcrest Abbey to a standing room only crowd. The Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Honor Guard Unit was in attendance, along with many upper rank and file of the department.

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  • Created by: Timothy Tumbrink
  • Added: 27 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70470021
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Joseph “Bill” Abel (18 Dec 1951–24 Sep 1994), Find a Grave Memorial no. 70470021, ; Maintained by Timothy Tumbrink (contributor 46772461) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Cremated remains given to son..