Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Charged with murder
Deputy Collector Elisha Johnson was shot and killed while searching for a still approximately 10 miles from Fernandina, Florida.
A suspect was arrested and charged with murder approximately two months later.
Deputy Collector Johnson was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War. At the time of his murder, he was also a sitting state Senator in the Florida Legislature. He was survived by his wife and father and is buried at Bosque Bello Cemetery in Fernandina Beach, Florida.