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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I was 7 years old when the trooper was taken. My mother worked at Weaver's and I remember everyone talking about it. My mother was taken from me only 4 short days later. I remember well standing in the old post office with my grandmother seeing the updates of the story on the front page of the Sentinel Echo. Years later I watch shows such as Cold Justice. I know those that I was lucky enough to know my mother and have what time I did with her and his child would never get to meet him on this earth. The show always makes me want to request support for KSP so that his wife and daughter can find justice. He was a brave man on earth and I'm sure watching over both of you for all of these years.

Kristy Lyons

March 18, 2023

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