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Correctional Officer John W. Johnson | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

Correctional Officer

John W. Johnson

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Sunday, September 29, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Location: Kansas

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Not available

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Correctional Officer John Johnson was stabbed to death at USP Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kansas.

While locking up inmates for the night at 9:00 pm one of the men struck him with a large piece of strap steel, knocking him to the ground. When another officer came to his aid the inmate stabbed him. The inmate then stabbed Officer Johnson 117 times.

Officer Johnson had served with the Federal Bureau of Prison for eight months. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace.

Dennis Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons
October 22, 2014

 

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