Officer Alfred G. Johnson

Officer Alfred G. Johnson

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 27, 1972

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Alfred G. Johnson

Officer Alfred Johnson was struck and killed by a vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 99 at the Merced-Madera County line at 2:45 am.

As Officer Johnson was writing a citation in the southbound lanes, an oncoming vehicle struck the patrol car, hit Officer Johnson, and sideswiped the front-left portion of the stopped car before hitting two utility poles. Officer Johnson was killed instantly.

The driver was convicted of manslaughter.

Officer Johnson had served with the California Highway Patrol for six years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 4347

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

traffic stop

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Officer Johnson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 27, 2022

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