Marshal Christian Johnson

Marshal Christian Johnson

Lyle Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 1922

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Christian Johnson

Marshal Christian 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 his .45 caliber pistol, 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 served with the Lyle Police Department for only two years. He 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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Marshal Johnson,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lyle.


United States Border Patrol

October 5, 2022

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