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.

Bio

  • 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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Thinking of Lorna and the rest of P.O. Johnson's family. As the daughter of retired NYS/Sr. BCI Frederick P Goldman and sister of retired NYS/BCI Jeffrey Goldman and niece of NYS/BCI Paul Overdorf and cousin to NYSP Jason McCanney, I totally understand the sacrifice.

Deborah S Schwencke
Daugher/Sister/Niece/Cousin to NYSP/BCI

August 8, 2019

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