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Police Officer Duane Curtis Johnson | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer

Duane Curtis Johnson

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 19, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 23431

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Duane Johnson was shot and killed by a robbery suspect in Chinatown at about 2:00 pm.

Officer Johnson and his partner had responded to the store and were let in by one of the subjects, who was posing as a store employee. When the two officers entered the men immediately opened fire, killing Officer Johnson and wounding his partner.

The shooter was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Officer Johnson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Hi Duey,

On May 25, 2017, Steve, Donna and I attended the most recent Parole Hearing of Inmate #E07042, who is at San Quentin. DDA Larry Morrison was there, along with two LAPD detectives, to represent us. The detectives put together quite a montage of pictures and newspaper clippings...must've been 4'x3'. Kathleen and Rachel 'attended' by video from LA. We read our letters, and some read additional letters, including one from Robert Lee, son of the jewelry store owner...very powerful letter!

Despite the great number of letters the Commissioners received, and the continued lying of Inmate #E07042, the two on the panel decided to grant parole!

We have a little bit of time to petition the Governor to reverse their decision. Once again, many letters are in the writing to be sent. Continued prayers for this to come to fruition.


Pam (Johnson) DeLong
June 14, 2017


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