Deputy Sheriff John Thomas Huston

Deputy Sheriff John Thomas Huston

Idaho County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch Friday, September 22, 1989

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John Thomas Huston

Deputy Sheriff John Huston was struck and killed by a drunk driver while operating a roadblock during a search for two escaped prisoners from the North Idaho Correctional Institution.

The drunk driver fled after striking Deputy Huston but was arrested a short time later.

Deputy Huston was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Idaho County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 2706
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

Impaired Driver, roadblock

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I am one of Johns granddaughters. I randomly decided to google search his name and came across this. Such a wonderful way to keep his memory alive for everyone who knew and loved him. I never got to meet my grandpa but my mom told my siblings and I about him growing up. I live in Idaho now and have been wanting to take my mom to visit his resting place since we’ve never been. Maybe this summer. Super happy I found this and got to read all the beautiful things strangers had to say about him, and also the sweet messages his kids and mom have left. It is comforting to know one day he will finally get to meet all of his grandchildren and reunite with his kids. Til then, I am glad he has his mom, dad & sister with him. ❤️

Miranda Quintana

June 9, 2023

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