Officer Niles Frederick Johantgen

Officer Niles Frederick Johantgen

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1991

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Niles Frederick Johantgen

Officer Johantgen was shot and killed as he was frisking a suspect on Henry Thomas Drive. Another man hit Officer Johantgen in the back of the head from behind, then shot him in the back of the head as he lay on the ground. The man who attacked him was upset that Officer Johantgen had arrested a man for drug's in the suspect's home and that he was searching three of the suspect's friends. The suspect was sentenced to death.

Officer Johantgen had been with the agency for three years and is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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I was just a little girl when you passed from us. Fly with the angels, wholly quiet now and peace. Your smile and bear hugs made living so lovely. From Suzie and my son, Andrew xxx still miss you more than words can say.

Suzie Szigethy and Andrew Ellioty
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August 8, 2017

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