Patrolman Lester H. Johnson

Patrolman Lester H. Johnson

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 1930

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Lester H. Johnson

Patrolman Lester Johnson was shot and mortally wounded as he tried to arrest a man for reckless driving near Esplanade Avenue and North Rampart Street. He died at Charity Hospital five days later.

A suspect was arrested but released due to lack of evidence. On January 16th, 1941, he was shot and killed by a New Orleans police officer.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 18, 1930
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Johnson,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans.


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January 23, 2020

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