Deputy Collector Elisha Graham Johnson

Deputy Collector Elisha Graham Johnson

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, July 21, 1875

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Elisha Graham Johnson

Deputy Collector Elisha Johnson was shot and killed while searching for a still approximately 10 miles from Fernandina, Florida.

A suspect was arrested and charged with murder approximately two months later.

Deputy Collector Johnson was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War. At the time of his murder, he was also a sitting state Senator in the Florida Legislature. He was survived by his wife and father and is buried at Bosque Bello Cemetery in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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On this 145th anniversary of your untimely departure we say thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 21, 2020

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