Policeman Joseph Alexander Johnson

Policeman Joseph Alexander Johnson

Rome Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, October 23, 1921

Joseph Alexander Johnson

Policeman Joseph Johnson was shot and killed after responding to the sound of shots being fired behind the Drummond-Morris hardware store on North 5th Avenue around 9 p.m.

Upon his arrival, Officer Johnson was informed that the man who fired the shots (a suspected moonshiner) ran under a nearby warehouse. Officer Johnson went under the warehouse to locate the suspect and engaged the shooter in a gunfight. During the gunfight, Officer Johnson was shot multiple times. The suspect was also fatally shot.

Policeman Johnson succumbed to his injuries on October 23, 1921.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

shots fired

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Officer Johnson,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death, i would just like to
say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rome. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USbP

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United States Border Patrol

October 23, 2013

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