Police Officer Johnnie Young

Police Officer Johnnie Young

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 8, 1947

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Johnnie Young

Police Officer Johnnie Young was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while chasing two burglary suspects near NW 4th Avenue at 20th Street.

Another officer fired at a silhouette he saw running in the darkness, striking Officer Young in the back.

Officer Young had served with the Miami Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Friday, March 7, 1947

burglary, foot pursuit, mistaken identity

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 8, 2018

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