Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 23 years
Badge # 144
Incident Date: 5/1/2014
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: In custody
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Trooper Gabriel Rich