Correctional Officer John W. Johnson

Correctional Officer John W. Johnson

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, September 29, 1974

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John W. Johnson

Correctional Officer John Johnson was stabbed to death at USP Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kansas.

While locking up inmates for the night at 9:00 pm one of the men struck him with a large piece of strap steel, knocking him to the ground. When another officer came to his aid the inmate stabbed him. The inmate then stabbed Officer Johnson 117 times.

Officer Johnson had served with the Federal Bureau of Prison for eight months. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Kansas
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Not available

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On this anniversary of your death we never forget you.

Rest in peace brother, we're still holding your watch.

Senior Officer Specialist
Federal Bureau of Prisons

September 29, 2021

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