Chief of Police Emil H. Johnson

Chief of Police Emil H. Johnson

Elmwood Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, October 5, 1924

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Emil H. Johnson

Chief of Police Emil Johnson was killed in a motorcycle crash while attempting to stop a speeding motorist.

Patrolman Nels Christy, who was riding in the motorcycle's sidecar, survived the crash but was killed in the line of duty in a separate motorcycle crash on July 2nd, 1930.

Chief Johnson had served with the Elmwood Park Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

October 5, 2020

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