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Hero Down: Leavenworth County Cpl. Daniel Abramovitz Killed In Crash With School Bus

Leavenworth, KS – Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Corporal Daniel Abramovitz died in the line of duty on Oct. 30, after his patrol vehicle crashed into a school bus as he was heading home at the end of his shift.

The fatal collision occurred near the intersection of McIntyre Road and 211th Street at approximately 4 p.m., KSHB reported.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, (KSP) the 60-year-old corporal was driving his unmarked 2014 Ford Explorer patrol vehicle westbound on McIntyre Road when the 62-year-old driver of a northbound 2006 school bus failed to yield, The Garden City Telegram reported.

Cpl. Abramovitz crashed into the side of the bus, which went off of the roadway and overturned.

The school bus hit a stop sign and went through a fence before it came to rest back on its wheels, The Garden City Telegram reported.

The bus driver was transported to Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, according to police.

She suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, KSHB reported.

The only other person on the school bus was an eight-year-old boy, according to The Garden City Telegram.

He suffered minor injuries and was released to his parents, KSHB reported.

Cpl. Abramovitz, a 26-year veteran of the LCSO, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, according to The Garden City Telegram.

He was slated to retire in four months.

“He wasn’t even supposed to be here Friday,” Leavenworth County Sheriff Andy Dedeke told The Garden City Telegram. “His plans fell through, so he came to work.”

The Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office will determine whether or not charges will be filed in connection with the deadly collision.

Sheriff Dedeke said Cpl. Abramovitz made a major impact on the LCSO during his nearly three decades of service.

He was assigned to the Investigations Division at the time of his death, and spent a bulk of his time working on sexual crimes and crimes against children, The Garden City Telegram reported.

“Abramovitz was well-respected and much loved,” the LCSO said in a statement to KSHB.

Cpl. Abramovitz leaves behind his wife, Carol, and his three adult children, Raymond, Randi, and Chrissy.

He is also survived by two siblings.

Cpl. Abramovitz’s visitation will be held on Thursday, according to his obituary.

His memorial service will be private.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Corporal Daniel Abramovitz, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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