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

Deputy Constable

Silas Johnson

Floyd County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, July 30, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Deputy Constable Silas Johnson was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man in Wheelwright.

As Deputy Johnson approached the man's home he was shot in the chest with a .22 caliber rifle. The man had been wanted on charges of drunkenness, resisting arrest, and brandishing a weapon. He was charged with murder in connection with Deputy Johnson's death.

The suspect was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years.

Deputy Johnson was survived by his wife, four children, and five siblings.

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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 69th 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 23, 2013

 

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