Police Officer Johnnie C. Corbin

Police Officer Johnnie C. Corbin

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, June 5, 1985

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Johnnie C. Corbin

Police Officer Johnnie Corbin was intentionally run down by a subject in the 1700 block of Elliott Avenue after issuing him a $4.00 street cleaning violation.

Officer Corbin was driving a tri-car at the time and had driven further down the street when the suspect got into his car and intentionally drove into the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The man then got out of his car and began kicking Officer Corbin until a bystander subdued the man and held him for authorities.

The subject was sentenced to life in prison. In March 2014 the 72-year-old subject was denied parole for the sixth time.

Officer Corbin was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was survived by his mother and daughter.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1871
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 4, 1985
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Johnnie was my cousin and my dad's nephew. My dad, Trooper Charles P. Corbin, was killed in the line of duty with the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 1943. Johnnie and I were also fellow Marines. John and my dad have been inspirations to me all of my life, particularly my professional life. May they continue to inspire others.

G. Paul Corbin, Captain (Ret.)
Missouri State Highway Patrol

August 24, 2021

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