Detective William H. Johnston

Detective William H. Johnston

Bristow Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, September 20, 1924

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William H. Johnston

Detective William Johnston was killed in a vehicle crash while pursuing three subjects who had just committed a bank robbery.

The patrol car Detective Johnston was riding in overturned. He suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Two other officers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Detective Johnston had served with the Bristow Police Department for 12 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

robbery, single vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Det. Johnston,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bristow.


United States Border Patrol

September 20, 2018

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