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Police Officer Ervin Michael Hawk Johnston, I | Livonia Police Department, Michigan Livonia Police Department, Michigan

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Ervin Michael Hawk Johnston, I

Livonia Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, January 19, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Officer Ervin Johnston suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after assisting a mentally ill man return to his group home.

Officer Johnston was dispatched to a call involving a man standing in the snow. After arriving, he learned that the man lived in a nearby group home. As he walked the man to his patrol car the man slipped and fell on Officer Johnston.

He returned the man to the home and returned to his patrol duties. He was found collapsed in his patrol car approximately one hour later.

Officer Johnston had served with the Livonia Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Officer Johnston's son, Trooper Ervin Johnston II, died in the line of duty 18 months after his father while serving with the Alabama Department of Public Safety.

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Trooper Ervin Michael Hawk Johnston, II
Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama
End of Watch: Monday, June 16, 2008
Cause: Duty related illness

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I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO THANK YOU MY BROTHER. I HAVE ALWAYS LOOKED UP TO YOU. YOU WERE MY ROLE MODEL AND INSPIRED ME TO JOIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE ALL MISS YOU. I KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING OVER US. LOVE, YOUR LITTLE BROTHER.

Cpl. Steven Hawk
Wayne County Sheriff Detroit,Mi
November 18, 2015

 

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