Police Officer Johnnie Young

Police Officer Johnnie Young

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 8, 1947

Johnnie Young

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.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Friday, March 7, 1947

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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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