Police Officer Ernest Johnson

Police Officer Ernest Johnson

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, September 15, 1904

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Ernest Johnson

Officer Ernest Johnson was struck and killed by a train during a foot chase in the rail yards.

He and another officer had decided to check the yards for vagrants. They became involved in a chase, and the other officer caught both suspects. When Officer Johnson failed to return to the platform, the officer began searching for Officer Johnson and found his body lying between the rails of a track.

Officer Johnson had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for four years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

foot pursuit, train

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Paul Geiszler
Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 15, 2022

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