Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 2/20/1983
Suspect: 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. He is eligible for parole in 2007.
Patrolman Johnson had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife.