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Officer James Evan Johnson | Arlington Police Department, Texas Arlington Police Department, Texas


James Evan Johnson

Arlington Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, November 23, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Pardoned in 1944

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Officer James Johnson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for disturbing the peace. Officer Johnson first went to the front door of the man's home but received no response when he identified himself. When Officer Johnson went to the side door the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Johnson once in the neck.

The suspect then turned himself in. In his first trial, the suspect was found guilty and sentenced to death. He was granted a second trial in 1932 where he was found guilty again, but his sentence was changed to life in prison. He was pardoned by Governor Coke R. Stevenson January 20, 1944.

Officer Johnson had served with the agency for one year and was survived by his parents.

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Officer Johnson,
Even though it has been 82 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Arlington.


U.S. Border Patrol
November 23, 2012


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