Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed
Marshal Johnston was shot and killed while arresting a migrant worker for committing an obscene act in public. As he walked the man to his patrol car the man suddenly produced a handgun and shot him in the chest.
Despite being mortally wounded, Marshal Johnston was able to return fire and killed the suspect. He then was able to crawl to his patrol car and turned on the siren to get help. He was transported to Helena Hospital where he succumbed to his wound several hours later.
Marshal Johnston had served with the agency for 4 years. He had also served as a military policeman in the US Army for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.