Officer Howard Louis Johnson

Officer Howard Louis Johnson

Roseville Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, August 16, 1972

Howard Louis Johnson

Officer Howard Johnson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bank robbery suspect.

The subject was arrested about 30 minutes later. He was subsequently convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Johnson had served with the Roseville Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and one grandchild.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 143

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Bruce and I were hired at Roseville PD at the same time.

I eventually moved on and retired from the Minneapolis PD.

I’ll never forget Bruce’s funeral. So sad..

Lt. Jim Wilson
Minneapolis PD Retired

December 13, 2018

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