Division of Police
the Line of Duty
September 15, 1899
second officer killed in the line of duty was Detective Abe Kleeman, whose date
of entrance into the department is not listed in official records.
On September 10, 1899,
Detective Kleeman and Detective George Gaston engaged in a shooting affray with
Charles Dumont at Poplar and Harrison Avenues, and Dumont,
with four bullets in his body, died during the battle.
Kleeman, badly wounded, died September 15, and Detective Gaston, wounded in the
forehead, carried the bullet from the gun battle to his grave.