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Deputy Sheriff Creed John Johnson | Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Creed John Johnson

Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, October 31, 1952

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Johnson was shot and killed while he and another deputy attempted to serve commitment papers to a man. After the deputies received threats from the man Deputy Johnson attempted to throw a tear gas canister through a window but was shot in the abdomen with a 12-gauge shotgun by the suspect.

Deputy Johnson had been in law enforcement for three years and was survived by his wife, five sisters, and two brothers.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 8, 2014

 

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