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Auxiliary Officer Todd C. Johnson | Rock Island Police Department, Illinois Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

Auxiliary Officer

Todd C. Johnson

Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 20, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Auxiliary Officer Todd Johnson was accidentally shot and killed during the demonstration of a disarming technique. The officer who disarmed Officer Johnson was unaware that Officer Johnson had reloaded his weapon when he thought the training had concluded. The other officer took the weapon from Officer Johnson, pointed it and fired, killing Officer Johnson instantly.

Four days later, while showing another officer what had happened, Auxiliary Captain Richard Shurtz accidentally shot and killed himself.

Auxiliary Officer Johnson had served with the Rock Island Police Department for one year. He is survived by his parents and brother.

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Auxiliary Captain Richard David Shurtz
Rock Island Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Sunday, October 24, 1993
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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I just told my son about you a week ago while visiting the National Law Enforcement Memorial. He helped me hold the paper while I ran the pencil across the paper to get an imprint of your name. I hope you were there to welcome home our four new brothers and sisters who died this week. We only got to ride together a few times before your accident, but you’re not forgotten friend, rest in peace. Until we meet again.

Detective Timothy Metzger
Rock Island Police Department
October 20, 2016


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