Police Officer Robert J. Johnson

Police Officer Robert J. Johnson

Northville Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Robert J. Johnson

Police Officer Bob Johnson was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 30, south of High Rock Road, at approximately 9:50 pm.

He had just gotten off duty and was driving home when he encountered the crash in which a deer was struck by another vehicle. Officer Johnson had retrieved his service weapon and was walking along the shoulder on the opposite side of the road to dispatch the deer when he was struck by a second vehicle.

He was transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight.

Officer Johnson served as a part-time officer with the Northville Police Department after retiring from the Gloversville Police Department. He had served in law enforcement for 33 years and had previously served with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 847

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Monday, July 3, 2017

accident scene, off duty

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Hey Bob, I realized I forgot to post on July 3rd. I'm sorry been really busy I still think about you, I know you're up there shaken your head at these new kids coming on. I also know you'd teach them the way you taught me; I try to remember that when I'm training them. It's hard sometimes to remember we were all new at some point in our career. I've got under 5 years to go, I'm now the "old man" of the squad looking forward to finishing this job up. I hope your smiling and teaching them up there as well, until me meet again my friend.

Patrolman Ryan Austin
City of Little Falls Police Department

July 8, 2024

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