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Police Officer Larry Don Johnson | Sparks Police Department, Nevada Sparks Police Department, Nevada

Police Officer

Larry Don Johnson

Sparks Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Monday, May 22, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/22/1995

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Larry Johnson was shot and killed while chasing a man who had attempted to rob a bar.

The subject had just been paroled one month earlier and was on bail after an arrest since his parole. He was chased into a residential area by another officer and exchanged gunfire with the officer.

Officer Johnson and other officers responded to the scene and began searching for the man. During the search the subject and Officer Johnson exchanged shots and Officer Johnson was fatally wounded. Other officers on the scene returned fire and killed the subject.

Officer Johnson had served with the Sparks Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his son and daughter.

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