Chief of Detectives Tom A. Johnson

Chief of Detectives Tom A. Johnson

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, October 27, 1921

Tom A. Johnson

Chief of Detectives Johnson and Patrolman Albert Marsh Hall were shot to death, and two other officers wounded, in a gun fight with a robbery suspect who had barricaded himself in his home. Minutes later the suspect was smoked out of his house and shot and killed by police and service men who had joined them.

Chief of Detectives Johnson had been with the agency for 20 years.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 26, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 9, 2014

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