Police Officer Ulric A. Johnston

Police Officer Ulric A. Johnston

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, November 10, 1928

Ulric A. Johnston

Officer Johnston was shot and killed as he and his partner were attempting to buy liquor during an undercover operation on Holbrook Street. Officer Johnston had purchased the liquor and was attempting to leave when the owner, after recognizing him as a police officer, shot him several times. His partner shot and killed the owner and seriously wounded the owners son when he produced a pistol.

Officer Johnston had served with the Detroit Police Department for 3 years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 11, 2011

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