Policeman Charlie Luther Johnson

Policeman Charlie Luther Johnson

Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, November 1, 1923

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Charlie Luther Johnson

Policeman Charlie Johnson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for drinking in public.

Policeman Johnson and the chief of police encountered the drunk subject on Park Avenue at 8:00 p.m. As they were placing him under arrest, the man suddenly pulled out a pistol and opened fire, wounding the chief and fatally wounding Policeman Johnson in the chest. The chief was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Policeman Johnson had served with the Aiken Department of Public Safety for one year. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

alcohol violation, arrest attempt, disorderly

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Officer Johnson,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Aiken.


United States Border Patrol

November 1, 2023

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