Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson

Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Patrick Scott Johnson

Sergeant Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich were shot and killed while investigating reports that a person had brandished a firearm in the village of Tanana several days earlier.

Both troopers had gone to a home on Front Street to speak to the suspect. At some point during the investigation both troopers were fatally shot inside of the home.

One subject was taken into custody following the incident. He was convicted of both murders and sentenced to 203 years in prison.

Sergeant Johnson had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 20 years and had previously served with the North Slope Borough Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 144

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 203 years

weapons violation

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It' s been another year since you have been gone, it's a sad day and a time of reflection for those of us that we're your partners and friends. However it's also a day of gratitude and thanks for all you did and the everlasting bonds of trust and true brotherhood that you brought to our shift and S.E.R.T, team. You will always remain a true and trusted friend , and one of the best Alaska State Troopers, that ever served our State. Take care my friend, you wil be remembered for all,our days left. Your friend

Sgt. Jeff Manns (Ret)
Alaska State Troopers

May 1, 2019

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