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.

Bio

  • 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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The years keep passing by and many folks have forgotten what you did and who you are. However those of us that are still here thank you for being at our sides in some of the darkest & most dangerous times in our life, dealing with some of the most dangerous people. We are here because your friend ship turned into being a member of the family. We miss you brother , you and the family are always in our heart.

Sgt. Jeff Manns (Ret)
Alaska State Troopers

May 7, 2021

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