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Detective Abe Kleeman

Entered Division of Police
Date Unknown
Died In the Line of Duty
September 15, 1899

The 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. 

Detective Kleeman, badly wounded, died September 15, and Detective Gaston, wounded in the forehead, carried the bullet from the gun battle to his grave.