City Marshal David Johnson

City Marshal David Johnson

Nevada City Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, November 3, 1856

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David Johnson

City Marshal David Johnson and Sheriff Sheriff W.W. Wright, of the Nevada County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed as they rode with a posse attempting to recapture three inmates who had escaped from the Nevada County Jail.

The fugitives ambushed the posse near Gold Flat and fatally shot Sheriff Wright and Marshal Johnson.

Marshal Johnson had been elected to the position only one year earlier.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 161st anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 3, 2017

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