Special Officer Elliott S. Johnson

Special Officer Elliott S. Johnson

Thomaston Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, September 1, 1973

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Elliott S. Johnson

Officer Johnson was struck and killed by a vehicle that attempted to run a roadblock. The vehicle, which was being driven by an escapee from the Thomaston Prison, was being chased by a Rockland police officer when he drove into the roadblock setup by Officer Johnson.

Officer Johnson was a volunteer officer with the agency. He was employed as a janitor and bus driver for the local high school. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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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 46th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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

April 28, 2013

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