Officer William L. Johnson

Officer William L. Johnson

Springboro Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, June 27, 1983

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William L. Johnson

Officer Johnson was struck by a drunk driver and killed while investigating two suspicious people walking along Ohio 73. The drunk driver was placed on work release while in the county jail and released after three months.

Officer Johnson had been with the Springboro Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 5

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to work release

DUI, suspicious person

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer William L. Johnson of the Springboro Police Department, Ohio and the additional 55 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 27, 2022

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