Marshal Christian Johnson

Marshal Christian Johnson

Lyle Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 1922

Christian Johnson

Marshal Johnson was shot and killed by a drunk man that he had escorted home earlier in the evening. After leaving on friendly terms the drunk man became upset and told his wife he was going to kill the marshal. He grabbed is .45 caliber pistol and located Marshal Johnson and shot him. The suspect then fled to his sister's home where he shot and killed himself. The suspect had lost the election to be Town Marshal to Marshal Johnson and held a grudge even though he served as Assistant Marshal.
Marshal Johnson had been with the agency for only two years and was survived by his wife, six sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

September 16, 2013

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