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Trooper Perley K. Johnson, Jr. | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper

Perley K. Johnson, Jr.

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, February 13, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Fire

Weapon: Arson

Offender: Not available

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Trooper Perley Johnson died as a result of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning while investigating an arson case at 20 Monument Avenue in Bourne, Massachusetts.

Trooper Johnson had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 10 years and was assigned to the Fire Marshal's Office. He was survived by his wife and child.

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This was the first long blue line of the many I have marched in and is etched in my memory. A good man, cut down. I am glad he is still remembered by many.

Ptl. Det. Ret.
Fellow Police Officer, Massachusetts
July 26, 2016

 

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