Deputy High Constable Robert Marmaduke Johnson

Deputy High Constable Robert Marmaduke Johnson

Richmond High Constable's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1958

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Robert Marmaduke Johnson

Deputy High Constable Robert Marmaduke Johnson was accidentally shot and killed by another deputy constable inside the constable's office in Richmond City Hall.

Deputy Constable Johnson was cleaning his service revolver when the other constable asked him to clean his revolver as well. When the other constable reached into his coat pocket to retrieve his revolver, the gun discharged and the round struck Deputy Constable Johnson.

He was transported to the Medical College of Virginia Hospital where he died of his wound at approximately 9:30 am. The deputy constable who fired the weapon was taken to another hospital suffering from shock.

Deputy Constable Johnson had served with the Richmond High Constable's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, and his sister. He was buried at Riverview Cemetery.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Rest in peace Deputy High Constable Johnson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2019

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