Detective William R. Johnson

Detective William R. Johnson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, November 18, 1960

William R. Johnson

Detective William R. Johnson was killed in a crash involving his squad car and three other vehicles at 59th and Cottage Grove.

Detective Johnson was responding to a call regarding a rape suspect when his vehicle was broadsided by another automobile. Detective Johnson was thrown from his car, resulting in multiple and fatal injuries.

Detective William Johnson is survived by his wife, daughter and son.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 6996

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in Peace, Detective Johnson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

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