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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

Incident Date: 2/20/1983

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: 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. He is eligible for parole in 2007.

Patrolman Johnson had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Rest in peace brother, you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Ptlmn Johnson during this time of re-opening the wound that will never heal. Sadly, this should have been sent to us with more time to respond.

Sr. Ptlmn/K-9 Hndlr Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department
November 25, 2014

 

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