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Officer Joseph F. Johnston, Jr. | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Joseph F. Johnston, Jr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Sunday, October 12, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2251

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Officer Johnston was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car he was chasing for speeding. The driver of the other car suddenly turned across two lanes of traffic, causing Officer Johnston to strike it. The suspect was charged with manslaughter.

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It has been nearly 53 years, and Dad, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I gain strength and pride daily by working for the same agency (CHP).

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have taken the time to leave a reflection. Especially to Chief Canada. It means alot to me. Thank you again.

CVIS Kenneth S Johnston
California Highway Patrol, son
July 28, 2011

 

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