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Patrolman Kirk Leland Johnson | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman

Kirk Leland Johnson

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, February 20, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Kirk Johnson was shot and killed by a 17-year-old boy who had stolen his father's sheriff's uniform and marked patrol car. When Patrolman Johnson pulled up to next to what he thought was a uniformed deputy the suspect opened fire, killing him.

The case remained unsolved for over a month before a witness came forward and identified the suspect. The suspect was subsequently convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 17 years to life in prison.

Patrolman Johnson had served with the San Diego Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife.

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Officer Kirk was my Best friend and a brother in Christ

My parents owned a Dry Cleaners just near the doughnut shop on Governer drive

We spent so much time together as a young man
I was at the funeral in Escondido , Emanual Faith
It was there I met a new officer Shelly Zimmerman now the cheif of police for San Diego
I am in honor of the opportunity to know her now and officer Kirk then
As a young man I found it funny Kirk would spend his off time mowing the lawns of old ladies

He was the Best !!!!!

Dr DL Bear Hadjis
Commissioner
County of San Diego Crime Commission

Dr DL Bear Hadjis, Commissioner
County of San Diego Crime Commission
February 7, 2017

 

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