Chief James Craig of the Detroit Police Department sadly reports the death of Sergeant Joseph Abdella.

Sergeant Joseph Abdella, 49, died suddenly of a massive heart attack while he was working his normal shift at the Detroit Police Department’s Mounted Unit.

Sergeant Abdella had previously served for many years as a homicide detective. While serving in that capacity he headed a task force of investigators that dealt with multiple related homicides, police involved shootings and narcotics related killings.

Sergeant Abdella served the Detroit Police Department with Dignity and Honor for 21 years. He is survived by his wife and children.

Sergeant Joseph Abdella-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Friday, August 14, 2015.

Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow

Additional details can be found here:
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/08/14/detroit-police-sergeant-dies-heart-attack/31753145/
http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20150816/member-of-detroit-polices-mounted-unit-dies-of-heart-attack
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/08/14/detroit-mounted-unit-officer-dies-job/31755361/
Detroit Mounted Police Officer Dies From Massive Heart Attack