Sydney Technical High School.
They had one son, Paul who also became a police officer Abbott died in Street George Hospital in Kogarah on 12 March 2014. His funeral was held in Penshurst, New South Wales.
Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione attended and described Abbott as "A man of the utmost integrity.
" Abbott became a Police cadet in 1941 and graduated to the New South Wales Police Force in 1945. By 1974 he was an Inspector at Hurstville.
He climbed further through the ranks to be Commissioner of Police for the New South Wales Police and the most powerful police officer in the State of New South Wales.