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Police Officer Isaac Johnston | Donora Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Donora Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Isaac Johnston

Donora Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 10, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/9/1903

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Police Officer Isaac Johnston succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when he was shot from ambush while walking his beat.

He was approaching the Third Street Hollow, near Thompson Hollow, when he was shot in the abdomen without warning by someone who was with a large group of people standing on the side of the road. The entire group fled to a nearby home, where a posse located them a short time later.

As the posse attempted to make entry into the home someone inside opened fire, wounding two citizens in the posse. Several men were eventually arrested and charged with Officer Johnston's murder.

Officer Johnston was survived by his wife.

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Officer Johnson,
Sir, it has taken almost 111 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Donora Borough.


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July 17, 2014


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