Patrolman Roscoe C. Johnston

Patrolman Roscoe C. Johnston

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, March 21, 1933

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Roscoe C. Johnston

Patrolman Roscoe C. Johnston was fatally wounded by a shotgun blast during an armed robbery at 5324 Federal Street.

He had been assigned to guard the payroll office of a banking office that had previously been robbed. Three men entered the office and shot Patrolman Johnston before fleeing. Patrolman Johnston was able to shoot at the subjects as they fled.

Patrolman Johnston was a musician in the Illinois National Guard band.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3227
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Escaped


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Patrolman Johnston,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the Illinois National Guard. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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