Deputy Sheriff John Oscar Johnson

Deputy Sheriff John Oscar Johnson

Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, November 20, 1931

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John Oscar Johnson

Deputy John Johnson was shot and killed after surprising suspects while he was investigating a moonshine operation on Sand Mountain. Six men were apprehended and charged with murder. Only one was tried and he was found not guilty.

Deputy Johnson was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender All released

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I’m not exactly sure how I am related, but I think John Oscar was a great great uncle.
I want to add that there are several in John’s family tree that have taken this great profession of law enforcement.
I am now serving at 30 years as a deputy sheriff in Florida and now Georgia, I also have a brother that’s about to retire from the Secret Service.

Nathan Johnson
Deputy Sheriff

December 17, 2021

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