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Police Officer Earl Lee Johnson, Jr. | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Earl Lee Johnson, Jr.

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, February 3, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 721

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 1/31/1962

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Police Officer Earl Johnson succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier while responding to an officer down call.

He was off duty when heard a radio call from an officer who had just been shot requesting assistance. Officer Johnson got on his police motorcycle and was en route to the scene but lost control of the motorcycle at SW 89th Avenue and 88th Street. The impact of Officer Johnson hitting the ground caused his helmet to crack.

He was transported to Baptist Hospital where he died four days later. The officer who had been shot survived.

Officer Johnson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had been in law enforcement for five years and was survived by his wife and three daughters.

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a true hero, SEMPER FI

Every grunt
U.S.M.C.
February 3, 2017

 

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