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Park Ranger Fred Johnson | United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

Park Ranger

Fred Johnson

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 20, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

Location: Arizona

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Ranger Fred Johnson and Assistant Chief Ranger Glen Sturdevant drowned when their boat was swamped on the Colorado River. The rangers were returning from an exploration trip with another ranger in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, when the incident occurred. Ranger Johnson's body was never found.

Ranger Johnson was survived by his wife and daughter. A cenaotaph memorial (empty tomb) was placed in the Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery in Arizona.

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Park Ranger Glen Sturdevant
United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 20, 1929
Cause: Drowned

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If anyone is a family member of Ranger Fred Johnson can they please contact me at [email protected]

Thank you Ranger Johnson for your service and sacrifice, your legacy and service is still honored todaay.

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National Park Service
March 17, 2016

 

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