Officer Joseph F. Johnston, Jr.

Officer Joseph F. Johnston, Jr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, October 12, 1958

Joseph F. Johnston, Jr.

Officer Johnston was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car he was chasing for speeding. The driver of the other car suddenly turned across two lanes of traffic, causing Officer Johnston to strike it. The suspect was charged with manslaughter.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2251

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 59th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 12, 2017

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