Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson

Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson

Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Debra Johnson

Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson was found murdered in her residence on the grounds of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary on August 7th, 2019.

She was attacked by an inmate who then escaped from the facility using a tractor. The escapee, who was serving a sentence for aggravated kidnapping and rape, remained at large for five days before being taken into custody. He was charged with first-degree murder, burglary, aggravated sexual assault, and escape.

Administrator Johnson had served with the Tennessee Department of Correction for 38 years and started her career as a correctional officer.

Bio

  • Age 64
  • Tour 38 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Apprehended

at home, escape attempt

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