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Chief of Police Neil R. Johnson | Blooming Prairie Police Department, Minnesota Blooming Prairie Police Department, Minnesota

Chief of Police

Neil R. Johnson

Blooming Prairie Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Saturday, December 22, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/22/1951

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Charged with murder

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Chief Neil Johnson was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute in which a man with a gun was demanding to see his family.

When Chief Johnson arrived, the man shot him six times. As he laid on the ground the man shot him once more in the head, killing him.

The suspect was later apprehended and charged with first degree murder.

Chief Johnson had been employed with the Blooming Prairie Police Department for three years and is survived by his wife and two sons.

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