Deputy Sheriff Creed John Johnson

Deputy Sheriff Creed John Johnson

Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, October 31, 1952

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Creed John Johnson

Deputy Johnson was shot and killed while he and the sheriff attempted to serve commitment papers on a man. After they received threats from the man Deputy Johnson attempted to throw a tear gas canister through a window but was shot in the abdomen with a 12-gauge shotgun by the suspect.

The 47-year-old suspect was adjudged insane and sent to an insane asylum.

Deputy Johnson had been in law enforcement for three years and was survived by his wife, five sisters, and two brothers.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Committed

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 8, 2014

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