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Deputy Collector Elisha Graham Johnson | United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

Deputy Collector

Elisha Graham Johnson

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 21, 1875

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Florida

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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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.

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Deputy Collector Johnson,
On today, the 141st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
July 21, 2016

 

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