Police Officer II Van Derick Johnson

Police Officer II Van Derick Johnson

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 5, 1997

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Van Derick Johnson

Officer Van Johnson was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle while he was on routine patrol.

Officer Johnson had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 25561

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, patrol

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Would see Derrick at Wilshire Station from time to time. Nice guy and very personable. Sad day in L.A. the day this newlywed lost his life. May GOD bless his wife. Ironically, I was watching an episode of the " NEWLYWED" Game that aired back in 1997, featuring Derrick and his wife, just b4 he was killed in the motor accident. Praying for the repose of his soul.

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April 23, 2024

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