Trooper Johnny Montague Edrington

Trooper Johnny Montague Edrington

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, December 20, 1988

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Johnny Montague Edrington

Trooper Johnny Edrington was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Highway 80, approximately seven miles west of London, Kentucky.

His body was found in a ditch with a gunshot wound to the head. The shot had been fired with his own service weapon.

The suspects are still at large.

Trooper Edrington had served with the Kentucky State Police for three years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 365

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender At large

traffic stop

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Trooper Johnny Edrington was also my hero. He saved me and my family from having to go through a difficult trial when he was in a shoot out in London, Ky with the man who killed Sgt. Robert Elliott of the Miami County, Ohio S.O. I never had the chance to thank him. I had been in touch with his parents and wife for a while but lost touch with moves. Rest in Peace Johnny. I’m sure you and Bobby are patrolling heavens gates together.

Tammie Elliott-Gehle

June 12, 2023

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