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


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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coming from a family of peace officers, I am always sadden by such senseless, cold and heartless murders of our officers. Always and forever, they take the bullet for all to protect all citizens. it should be an automatic death sentence for anyone who murders a cop, or life incarcerated without the possibility of parole--if he gets out, he will just find more to murder, he is a cold blooded killer who should never walk this earth again. Please do whatever it takes to keep him behind bars.

fannie Williams
neighborhood Representative, Deer Park Texas
December 23, 2016


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