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Guard Glenn E. Johnston | Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee


Glenn E. Johnston

Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, October 22, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/20/1937

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed

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Guard Glenn Johnston was shot and killed as he attempted to capture an inmate who had escaped from the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary.

The shot struck Guard Johnston in the hip. He was transported to a local hospital where he died two days later.

The inmate who shot him was convicted of his murder and later executed.

Guard Johnson was survived by his wife, daughter, and four sons.

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I never had the privilege of meeting you. I came along 31 years after your EOW. I am extremely proud of the legacy you have left behind. I will share your memory and story with all I know.

Lynette Johnston
March 27, 2017


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