Patrolman Kirk Leland Johnson

Patrolman Kirk Leland Johnson

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, February 20, 1983

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Kirk Leland Johnson

Patrolman Kirk Johnson was shot and killed by a 17-year-old boy who had stolen his father's sheriff's uniform and marked patrol car.

When Patrolman Johnson pulled up to next to what he thought was a uniformed deputy in San Clemente Park the suspect opened fire, killing him.

The case remained unsolved for over one month before a witness came forward and identified the suspect. The suspect was subsequently convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 17 years to life in prison.

Patrolman Johnson had served with the San Diego Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

impersonator, juvenile offender, stolen vehicle

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Again Charles Tyberg is up for a parole hearing. I am Kirks brother and always send a letter opposing parole.
If you want to write a letter opposing parole the information is as follows. On advise of the City of San Diego District Attorney DO NOT list your address or any contact information on the letter opposing parole. Just in case they forget to redact it.
Inmates name: Tyberg, Charles
CDCR# D56352
Hearing date: October 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am
Hearing held @ Deuel Vocational Institution
23500 Kasson Rd.
Tracy, CA 95376
MAIL letter to: Board of Parole Hearings
Attn: Pre-hearing Correspondence
P.O. Box 4036
Sacremento, CA 95812-4036
Thank you for your letters, Eric Johnson brother of Officer Kirk Johnson

Eric Johnson
Kirks brother

June 29, 2020

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