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Chief of Police Emil H. Johnson | Elmwood Park Police Department, Illinois Elmwood Park Police Department, Illinois

Chief of Police

Emil H. Johnson

Elmwood Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, October 5, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Chief of Police Emil Johnson was killed in a motorcycle crash while attempting to stop a speeding motorist.

Patrolman Nels Christy, who was riding in the motorcycle's sidecar, survived the crash but was killed in the line of duty in a separate motorcycle crash on July 2nd, 1930.

Chief Johnson had served with the Elmwood Park Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Chief Johnson's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-29-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
November 29, 2016

 

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