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

Robert Marmaduke Johnson

Deputy High Constable Robert Marmaduke Johnson was accidentally shot and killed by another deputy constable inside the constable's office in the 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 0930 hours. 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 5 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 (Accidental)

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are honored and remembered today the 59th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 5, 2017

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