Detective Sergeant Te'Juan Fontrese "T.J." Johnson

Detective Sergeant Te'Juan Fontrese "T.J." Johnson

Charlestown Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Te'Juan Fontrese "T.J." Johnson

Detective Sergeant T.J. Johnson from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Sergeant Johnson had served with the Charlestown Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by three children, fiancée, mother, father, and five siblings.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 562

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 11, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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