Officer Wilford Eugene Johnson

Officer Wilford Eugene Johnson

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, September 7, 1952

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Wilford Eugene Johnson

Officer Wilford Johnson and Lieutenant James Nix were killed when a vehicle traveling the wrong way struck their patrol car on Redan Road. The driver of the vehicle who was under the influence of alcohol drove the vehicle off the road striking ditch and then struck the police car on the right side, killing both officers.

The driver of the vehicle was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Johnson was a U.S Army Air Force veteran of World war II. He was killed in the line of duty a day shy of his 26th birthday.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

drunk driver, patrol

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 7, 2020

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