Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Trooper Ervin Michael Hawk Johnston, II