Park Ranger Fred Johnson

Park Ranger Fred Johnson

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, February 20, 1929

Fred Johnson

Park Ranger Fred Johnson and Assistant Chief Ranger Glen Sturdevant drowned when their boat was swamped on the Colorado River.

The rangers were returning from an exploration trip with another ranger in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, when the incident occurred. Ranger Johnson's body was never found.

Ranger Johnson was survived by his wife and daughter. A cenaotaph memorial (empty tomb) was placed in the Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery in Arizona.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Arizona

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If anyone is a family member of Ranger Fred Johnson can they please contact me at [email protected]

Thank you Ranger Johnson for your service and sacrifice, your legacy and service is still honored todaay.

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March 17, 2016

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