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Police Officer Johnny Reed Annas | Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer

Johnny Reed Annas

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, May 21, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Released in 1986

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Police Officer Johnny Annas was shot and killed with another officer's pistol while trying to breakup a street fight. While Officer Annas returned to patrol car to call for assistance his partner was assaulted by a mob of over 100 people and had his pistol stolen. As Officer Annas went to assist the officer the suspect who stole the pistol opened fire, striking Officer Annas. The suspect was arrested.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison December 20, 1962. He was released October 16, 1986.

Officer Annas had served with the Charlotte Police Department for two years.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 21, 2015


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