Police Officer John Jefferson Johnston

Police Officer John Jefferson Johnston

Henry County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 1945

John Jefferson Johnston

Officer John Johnston was killed in an automobile accident on US Route 220 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. It is believed that his patrol car's steering gear failed as he went around a curve, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway.

Officer Johnston had served with the Henry County Police Department for four years and served in the community of Fieldale. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary 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 Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2011

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