Detective Barron was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle on California 138 in San Bernardino County.
Detective Barron and his partner were in the area while conducting an investigation. Another vehicle was attempting to pass a tractor trailer and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic at 7:30 pm. Detective Barron was killed instantly and his partner was critically injured.
The driver of the vehicle that struck their car was also injured. He was arrested in the hospital and charged with manslaughter with gross negligence.
Detective Barron joined the LAPD in November of 1983. After completing his training at the academy he was assigned to patrol assignments in Southeast and Newton Areas. Abe Barron was promoted to Detective in June of 1995 and worked Detective Headquarters Division, Newton and Northeast Detectives. He worked on various types of investigations before becoming a Homicide Detective.
Detective Barron had been with the Los Angeles Police Department for 19 years, and was assigned to the Northeast Division’s unsolved murder squad. He is survived by his wife and 13-year-old daughter.