Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.