Officer Wesley D. Johnson

Officer Wesley D. Johnson

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 15, 1969

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Wesley D. Johnson

Officer Wesley Johnson was killed in an automobile crash while on patrol on Highway 108 in Twain Hearte around 8 pm.

He was traveling westbound when his patrol vehicle struck a sign marker, lost control, hit an embankment, and rolled over multiple times. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the local hospital.

Officer Johnson had served with the California Highway Patrol for 11 years, serving 10 years in the Merced Area before transferring to Sonora. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 2767

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, single vehicle crash

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Never got the opportunity to meet him. He was my great grandfather. From things I’ve read and stories I’ve been told, he was a great man. May you rest in peace! You will never be forgotten by the Johnson family! Your legacy lives on now and forever. Thank you to all who have shared your comments. It truly means a lot.


The Johnson’s

Isabella Johnson
Great Grandfather

July 6, 2024

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