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Officer Niles Frederick Johantgen | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Officer

Niles Frederick Johantgen

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, December 21, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer Johantgen was shot and killed as he was frisking a suspect on Henry Thomas Drive. Another man hit Officer Johantgen in the back of the head from behind, then shot him in the back of the head as he lay on the ground. The man who attacked him was upset that Officer Johantgen had arrested a man for drug's in the suspect's home and that he was searching three of the suspect's friends. The suspect was sentenced to death.

Officer Johantgen had been with the agency for three years and is survived by his wife and two sons.

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I was just a little girl when you passed from us. Fly with the angels, wholly quiet now and peace. Your smile and bear hugs made living so lovely. From Suzie and my son, Andrew xxx still miss you more than words can say.

Suzie Szigethy and Andrew Ellioty
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August 8, 2017

 

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