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Deputy Constable Kelly Johnson | Floyd County Constable's Office, Kentucky Floyd County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Constable

Kelly Johnson

Floyd County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, July 22, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Constable Johnson was shot and killed by a man who he had arrested earlier in the day. The suspect was later released from custody and Deputy Constable Johnson returned his revolver to him.

A short time later the suspect returned to the restaurant where he was arrested, where he encountered Deputy Constable Johnson. The suspect opened fire on them when Deputy Constable Johnson disregarded the man's order not to enter the restaurant.

The suspect and another and another man were both apprehended and charged in connection with the murder.

Deputy Constable Johnson was survived by his wife.

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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 81rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 15, 2013

 

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