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Police Officer Johnnie Young | Miami Police Department, Florida Miami Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Johnnie Young

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, March 8, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 3/7/1947

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Officer Young was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while chasing two burglary suspects near N.W. Fourth Avenue. Another officer fired at a silhouette he saw running in the darkness, striking Officer Young in the back.

Officer Young had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife.

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Rest in peace Officer Young. Your heroism paved the trails for all officers of all races and backgrounds. Miami is forever indebted for your service.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
October 7, 2016

 

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