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Police Officer Anthony Jerome Johnson | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Anthony Jerome Johnson

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 21, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 3 months

Badge # 2341

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Johnson was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a bank robbery on Lee Road in the city's East Side. One of two suspects opened fire on both officers as they exited their patrol car. Officer Johnson managed to return fire paralyzing the shooter from the waist down. His partner suffered a broken leg while chasing the other suspect.

The 27-year-old shooter was sentenced to death, however, the Ohio governor commuted the sentence to life in prison. His 56-year-old accomplice was convicted of murder and robbery and sentenced to life. He died in prison on September 6, 1988.

Officer Johnson had served with the agency for less then 1 year. He was survived by his wife and young son.

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35 years ago today you were taken from us and 35 years later you are still HERO, HUSBAND, FATHER and now GRANDFATHER who is loved and will never be forgotten.....

Rest In Peace
Love You


Tracy Johnson
October 21, 2016


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