TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly issued an executive order directing U.S. flags across Kansas be flown at half-staff Thursday until sunset in honor of a Leavenworth County deputy who died in a vehicle crash.
Deputy Corporal Daniel Abramovitz, 60, served in the sheriff’s office in Leavenworth County for 26 years. He died at the scene of an accident Oct. 30 in which his unmarked vehicle collided with a school bus north of Tonganoxie.
“I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues at the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office,” the governor said. “On behalf of the state of Kansas, we are grateful for the ultimate sacrifice Deputy Abramovitz has made for his community and the state.”
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported the driver of the bus failed to yield and Abramovitz’s vehicle struck the passenger side of the bus. The driver was treated for injuries at a hospital and the lone student passenger on the bus had minor injuries.
Abramovitz planned to retire from the sheriff’s department in March. He was survived by his wife and three adult children.