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City Marshal David Johnson | Nevada City Police Department, California Nevada City Police Department, California

City Marshal

David Johnson

Nevada City Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, November 3, 1856

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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City Marshal David Johnson and Sheriff Sheriff W.W. Wright, of the Nevada County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed as they rode with a posse attempting to recapture three inmates who had escaped from the Nevada County Jail.

The fugitives ambushed the posse near Gold Flat and fatally shot Sheriff Wright and Marshal Johnson.

Marshal Johnson had been elected to the position only one year earlier.

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Sheriff W. W. Wright
Nevada County Sheriff's Office, California
End of Watch: Monday, November 3, 1856
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Johnson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 16, 2012

 

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