Deputy Sheriff Johnny Edward Gatson

Deputy Sheriff Johnny Edward Gatson

Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Johnny Edward Gatson

Deputy Sheriff Johnny Gatson died as the result of injuries suffered a single vehicle crash that occurred on February 23rd, 2015.

He was traveling on Oak Ridge Road when his patrol car struck a patch of black ice, left the roadway, and struck a tree. The collision caused him to suffer a fractured leg. He was treated and later released from the hospital. He was recovering at home when he began experiencing shortness of breath and became unresponsive.

He was transported to a nearby hospital where he passed away. It was later determined that he had suffered a pulmonary embolism as a result of the injury to his leg.

Deputy Gatson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Warren County Sheriff's Office for two years. He had previously served with the Canton Police Department and Simpson County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, February 23, 2015

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 31, 2018

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