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Officer Howard Louis Johnson | Roseville Police Department, Minnesota Roseville Police Department, Minnesota

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Howard Louis Johnson

Roseville Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 16, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 143

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Howard Johnson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bank robbery suspect.

The subject was arrested about 30 minutes later. He was subsequently convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Johnson had served with the Roseville Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and one grandchild.

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Sad that it took 45 years but glad to know the state of Minnesota will offer Police Officer Memorial license plates soon.

Brian Sweeney
Grandson of Officer Johnson
May 15, 2017

 

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