A 28-year-old police officer died yesterday after a run. Sherman Abrams had been running along the East River with his Police Academy colleagues and after the run, he collapsed and died a short time later. Abrams had joined the Academy in July
Mayor Bloomberg said that Abrams had previously been a Corrections officer, "He was only 28 years old. Sherman made the decision to dedicate his life to protecting New Yorkers, serving as a correction officer for four years until he got the call to join the NYPD. Commissioner Kelly and I met with his mother tonight at Beth Israel Hospital, where we offered our deepest condolences and the thanks of an entire city grateful for his willingness to serve and help keep us all safe. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of Sherman's family and friends."
Police Commissioner Kelly said, "Sherman's dedication as a New York City police officer began when he took the oath of office and started his training in the Police Academy. He made a commitment to public service first as a correction officer and then as a police officer with a seriousness few are prepared to make so early in their careers. On behalf of all the members of the New York City Police Department, I extend my deepest condolences to Sherman's family and friends at this difficult time."