Fred Abdalla, since January 1985, was the Sheriff of Jefferson County. He sadly passed away on Tuesday while serving in his 37th and fifth terms as Jefferson County Sheriff. Here are more details that we know about him.
Abdullah has been sheriff since 1985 and previously served as coroner investigator for three years and mayor of Stratton for 13 years.
Abdalla is a Catholic Central High School alumnus who went on to Ohio State University and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.
Moreover, he is also a military veteran who served in Vietnam for two years and received several accolades and recognition.
It was the Salvation Army Community Service Award and the First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union Community Service Award that honoured Fred Abdalla has won in the community.
Ohio – Half-Staff Alert – Governor DeWine has ordered U.S. & Ohio flags to half-staff in Jefferson County February 22, 2022 through funeral (unknown) in honor of Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla. https://t.co/jilREzZVlH pic.twitter.com/veSH7Lu8qx
— HalfStaffAlerts (@HalfStaffAlerts) February 22, 2022
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Unfortunately, the reason behind Fred Abdalla’s passing is not yet revealed.
Abdalla was a Catholic Central High School alumnus who went on to Ohio State University and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. Similarly, he was also a military veteran who served in Vietnam for two years and received several accolades and recognition.
Steubenville Catholic Schools is saddened to hear about the loss of Jefferson County Sheriff and 1962 Steubenville Catholic Central High School Alumni, Mr. Fred Abdalla. We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/fvrunIwUWW
— Steubenville Catholic Schools (@scscrusaders) February 22, 2022
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Abdalla’s health has been deteriorating for some months. He was elected sheriff of Jefferson County in January 1985 and has served since.
Abdalla was renowned not just as a harsh cop but also as a man with a great heart. During his tenure, his department solved more than 50 homicides.
He was well-known for his dedication to solving crimes involving children and older folks.
We’re still waiting for an official statement from the sheriff’s department, but we’ve been told that in the meantime, Chief Deputy Susan Bell is in control.