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Patrolman Paul H. Johnson | Washington State Patrol, Washington Washington State Patrol, Washington

Patrolman

Paul H. Johnson

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch: Monday, December 12, 1949

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/12/1949

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman Johnson was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a report of a man randomly shooting at his neighbors near Snoqualmie, Washington. Patrolman Johnson had taken a position behind his patrol car. When the officers called out to the suspect to surrender the man opened a window and started shooting, striking Patrolman Johnson twice. Three other people were wounded during the shooting spree. Patrolman Johnson was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Patrolman Johnson had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his parents.

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I was born on the day trooper Johnson was killed. I retired after 30 years as a law enforcement officer. Thank you Trooper Johnson for your service and maybe in some way I was born to succeed your service.

Sheriff Pat Jones
Kitsap County
March 5, 2012

 

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