Off-duty Fish and Game officer dies after Wolfeboro motorcycle crash
WOLFEBORO — New Hampshire Fish and Game Sgt. Brian Abrams died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a low-speed motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon, Fish and Game Maj. Kevin Jordan confirmed Tuesday night.
Abrams, who was 49, was in the special care unit of the Maine Medical Center in Portland and died shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jordan said.
“He was a great family man. A great father,” Jordan said. “It’s just a real tragedy.”
Radio station WMWV reported that Abrams lost control of a 2013 Harley Davidson while riding down a steep hill in Wolfeboro. He hit his head when he landed in a nearby field and was apparently not wearing a helmet.
He had just left a horse-riding event that one of his children had participated in at the High Meadow Farm, the station reported.
Abrams has been with Fish and Game since 1990 and is the sergeant and assistant district chief at District No. 2, which is based in New Hampton.
Jordan said Abrams was a “highly decorated officer” who dedicated himself to the rescue of others.
“He was a real solid individual,” Jordan said. “He loved the job.”
He was an assistant team leader on the Advanced Search and Rescue Team and was a member of the Fish and Game dive team.
“Anything that was above and beyond his duties, Brian did it for us,” Jordan said. “He was well-liked and well-respected in the search-and-rescue community.”
Jordan said Abrams leaves a wife and two children.