Abe is critically wounded in a gunfight with Stefano’s hitmen. He falls for police secretary Nikki Wade (played until 1983 by Renée Jones, now Lexie).
Abe rescues Liz and Marlena from Stefano’s clutches. Abe reluctantly arrests Roman for his presumed involvement in the Raven Feather killings.
Abe’s brother, Theo, a cop from New York, comes to Salem to infiltrate Savannah’s record company/drug operation. He is killed by the police chief, Richard Cates.
Abe and Lexie wed.
Abe and Lexie Move to Chicago.
Abe and Lexie return to town.
Abe is named Police Commander.
Abe’s brother, Jonah, comes to town and begins working at the hospital. Jonah vows to clean up the streets under the gues of The Pacifier. Policewoman Lexie learns of Jonah’s criminal activities, but keeps quiet. Jonah leaves the hospital and Lexie is kicked off the force. Lexie doesn’t want to have kids because the world is too unsafe.
Lexie learns that her Aunt Celeste is really her mother; Stefano DiMera is her father. Abe is horrified to have his enemy as a father-in-law. Abe and Lexie travel to Paris with John to save Marlena from Stefano.
Abe lets Stefano escape from prison in an effort to find a cure for a dying Roman.
Abe and Lexie decide to start a family, but are faced with infertility issues. Abe is struck by Brandon following a boxing match.
Abe is temporarily suspended from the force after Brandon brings a harassment lawsuit against him.
Abe is reinstated to the force.
Abe is gunned down by the Salem serial killer.
Salem elects Abe Carver Mayor.