Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Johnson

Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Johnson

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, September 30, 1937

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Lawrence Johnson

Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Johnson was shot and killed while attempting to execute a search warrant at home in Lynch.

He and another deputy had obtained the search warrant based on an investigation into illegal liquor sales. Deputy Johnson was shot in the chest and died two days later.

Two men were arrested and charged with murder.

Deputy Johnson was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 28, 1937
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

alcohol violation, search warrant

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