Police Officer Artimus Johnson

Police Officer Artimus Johnson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, October 20, 1975

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Artimus Johnson

Police Officer Artimus Johnson was shot and killed while he and his partner were trying to make a narcotics arrest at a row house at 13th Street, near McFerran Street. His 30-year-old killer turned himself in three weeks later. He was convicted of third degree murder.

He was assigned to the Narcotics Unit at the time.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 6482

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Convicted

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I am a member of the FOP, and took notice of 45th anniversary of your passing. I was very young when I used to live next door to him and his family. Rachel was my childhood friend. I remember hearing of his death, and my parents were hit hard by that. I thank him for his service to this city. I pray that time has eased this pain, and thoughts are with you all today.


Sandy Dell'Aguzzo
Former neighbor

October 20, 2020

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