NH F&G OFFICER DIES AFTER CRASH

by Christian Mower on August 7, 2013

A SPOKESPERSON FOR MAINE MEDICAL CENTER IN PORTLAND SAYS A 49-YEAR-OLD NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME OFFICER WHO LIVED AND PATROLLED IN THE MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY HAS DIED AFTER A MOTORCYCLE CRASH SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN WOLFEBORO.

CONSERVATION OFFICER SGT. BRIAN ABRAMS HAD BEEN LISTED IN “CRITICAL” CONDITION TUESDAY AT THE HOSPITAL.

WOLFEBORO POLICE LT. DEAN RONDEAU SAYS ABRAMS LOST CONTROL OF THE 2013 BLACK HARLEY DAVIDSON FAT BOY SOFTAIL CRUISER HE WAS RIDING DOWN A STEEP HILL IN WOLFEBORO SHORTLY AFTER 4 P.M. SUNDAY.

WOLFEBORO POLICE, FIRE-RESCUE AND STEWARTS AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO THE SCENE NEAR 975 BEACH POND RD. AND FOUND ABRAMS – WHO WAS NOT WEARING A HELMET – HAD BEEN EJECTED FROM THE BIKE DURING THE LOW-SPEED CRASH INTO A NEARBY FIELD, WHERE HE HIT HIS HEAD.

ABRAMS WAS JUST LEAVING A HORSE RIDING EVENT ONE OF HIS CHILDREN HAD PARTICIPATED IN AT HIGH MEADOW FARM. RONDEAU SAYS THE ROAD WAS CLEAR AND DRY AND IT WAS SUNNY AT THE TIME.

RONDEAU EXTENDS HIS DEPARTMENT’S CONDOLENCES TO ABRAMS’ FAMILY AND THE VALLEY COMMUNITY, SAYING HE UNDERSTANDS ABRAMS WAS “AN AWESOME PUBLIC SERVANT.”

A STATEMENT FROM THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY.