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Leavenworth County deputy corporal dies in crash with school bus

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Posted at 8:46 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 23:48:26-04

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office deputy corporal was killed Friday in the line of duty after a crash involving a school bus.

Deputy Corporal Daniel R. Abramovitz, a 26-year veteran with the sheriff’s office, was driving an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle around 4 p.m. near 211th Street and McIntyre Road when he was involved in the wreck.

A driver and one student, who suffered minor injuries and was released to parents, were on the bus at the time of the incident, which is being investigated by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The driver suffered non life-threatening injuries, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Abramovitz, 60, died at the scene, according to a release from the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office. He was slated to retire next March.

Most recently, Abramovitz worked in the Investigations Division and focused his efforts on sex crimes and crimes involving children.

“Abramovitz was well-respected and much loved,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, and three adult children — Chrissy, Randi and Raymond — as well as two siblings.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.