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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 82 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 18, 2012

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