Chief of Police Neil R. Johnson

Chief of Police Neil R. Johnson

Blooming Prairie Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, December 22, 1951

Neil R. Johnson

Chief Neil Johnson was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute in which a man with a gun was demanding to see his family.

When Chief Johnson arrived, the man shot him six times. As he laid on the ground the man shot him once more in the head, killing him.

The suspect was later apprehended and charged with first degree murder.

Chief Johnson had been employed with the Blooming Prairie Police Department for three years and is survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Gone but not forgotten. Thoughts and prayers to the Johnson family.

Captain (Retired)
Olmsted County Sheriff's Office

December 23, 2016

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