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Deputy Sheriff Johnny Edward Gatson | Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff

Johnny Edward Gatson

Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 2/23/2015

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Deputy Sheriff Johnny Gatson died as the result of injuries suffered a single vehicle crash that occurred on February 23rd, 2015.

He was traveling on Oak Ridge Road when his patrol car struck a patch of black ice, left the roadway, and struck a tree. The collision caused him to suffer a fractured leg. He was treated and later released from the hospital. He was recovering at home when he began experiencing shortness of breath and became unresponsive.

He was transported to a nearby hospital where he passed away. It was later determined that he had suffered a pulmonary embolism as a result of the injury to his leg.

Deputy Gatson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Warren County Sheriff's Office for two years. He had previously served with the Canton Police Department and Simpson County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife.

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Deputy Gaston your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Warren County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D
March 10, 2016

 

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