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Deputy Sheriff James Russell Johnson | Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff

James Russell Johnson

Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Friday, June 12, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Johnson was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a vehicle. He and the Sheriff were en route to meet another officer to conduct an investigation when a car passed them at a high rate of speed weaving in the roadway. As the deputies pursued them the suspect's car went off of the roadway and kicked up a large cloud of dust. Deputy Johnson's patrol car then left the roadway, struck an object, then re-entered the roadway and was broadsided by another car. Deputy Johnson and the Sheriff were ejected from the vehicle and Deputy Johnson received fatal injuries.
Deputy Johnson was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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June 15, 2015

 

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