Police Officer Johnny Reed Annas

Police Officer Johnny Reed Annas

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 21, 1960

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Johnny Reed Annas

Police Officer Johnny Annas was shot and killed with another officer's pistol while trying to breakup a street fight. While Officer Annas returned to patrol car to call for assistance his partner was assaulted by a mob of over 100 people and had his pistol stolen. As Officer Annas went to assist the officer the suspect who stole the pistol opened fire, striking Officer Annas. The suspect was arrested.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison December 20, 1962. He was released October 16, 1986.

Officer Annas had served with the Charlotte Police Department for two years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Released in 1986

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Rest in peace Officer Annas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2019

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