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Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson | Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Alaska State Troopers, Alaska


Patrick Scott Johnson

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 23 years

Badge # 144

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/1/2014

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: In custody

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Sergeant Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich were shot and killed while investigating reports that a person had brandished a firearm in the village of Tanana several days earlier.

Both troopers had gone to a home on Front Street to speak to the suspect. At some point during the investigation both troopers were fatally shot inside of the home.

One subject was taken into custody following the incident.

Sergeant Johnson had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 20 years and had previously served with the North Slope Borough Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, parents, and siblings.

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Trooper Gabriel Rich
Alaska State Troopers, Alaska
End of Watch: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cause: Gunfire

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I thought of you yesterday... Brandy & the girls' first Thanksgiving without you. These 'first's are always hard; had too many of them myself. Post and the streets still feel empty to me. One day there would be talk of some range or K9 training and for that one quick instant I think you'll be there... then I remember.

There were so many things I still wanted to talk to you about, so many things I wanted you to train me on and share what you know; now it's just a memory of times gone.

I miss you. You were the very best of the best, I said it years ago and will always say it. As a father, a Trooper, a leader, a trainer, a friend... you were it.
Now, what has been good, right, and true for years, generations, is almost as absent as you: great memories of the past, too many questions & chaos in the present, giving us a belief it will be lost in the future. You and Gabe are needed now more than ever. I miss you my friend. Thank you for everything.
Beati Pacifici

Ofc Alan Mitchell
Alaska DJJ
November 29, 2014


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