Motorcycle Officer John Turner "Johnnie" Johns

Motorcycle Officer John Turner "Johnnie" Johns

Jackson Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, December 22, 1931

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John Turner "Johnnie" Johns

Officer John Turner was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic on South Royal Street near the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad depot. The impact knocked Officer Johns 63 feet. The driver fled the scene in his vehicle but was arrested a short time later and charged with second degree murder.

Officer Johns was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had been with the Jackson Police Department for 8 years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 20, 1931
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Johns,
On today, the 84th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during WW I.


United States Border Patrol

December 22, 2015

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