FBI History

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FBI Agents Killed as the Result of an Adversarial Action

Photograph of L. Douglas Abram

1942 - 1990

On the afternoon of January 19, 1990, Special Agent L. Douglas Abram was shot and killed in a house located in St. Louis County, Missouri. SA Abram and other members of the St. Louis SWAT team had assembled to effect entry into the residence for a team executing a search warrant for weapons and drugs at that location. As the SWAT team entered the house, occupant James Price fatally wounded SA Abram. SWAT team Agents returned fire, killing Price.

SA Abram was born in April of 1942 in Joplin, Missouri. After earning a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Marketing from the University of Arkansas in 1968, and serving in the U.S. Air Force, he entered on duty with the FBI in June of 1976.