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Conservation Warden Einar Johnson

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, May 17, 1929

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Reflections for Conservation Warden Einar Johnson

I hadn’t heard this story until I stopped to visit my grandfather on my way to the Special Agent academy, and he told me of Einar, my Great Grandfather’s brother, and his untimely passing. Each day at the academy, we took turns telling the story of a downed officer; on my turn, I researched and told the story of Einar. I didn’t know him, but his love for the outdoors and public service have been passed down through generations.

Matt P, Special Agent

December 31, 2022

Rest in peace Conservation Warden Johnson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 15, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

Einar was my mother, Patricia Johnson Fossum's father. I do not know much about him or his side of the family because he died when she was a young girl. I will be traveling through Wisconsin in July and plan to stop at his memorial. I have visited his name on the police memorial in Washington DC many times. I have a wonderful photo of Einar in his WWI uniform given to me by my grandmother, Evelyn Welsh Johnson.

Marge Stembel
Granddaughter of Einar Johnson

June 10, 2013

Einar was my Grandmother's older brother. She told me about the circumstances of his death when I was just a small boy. She sat with him in the hospital until he died. She loved him very much. She said he was her favorite brother. She named her youngest son (Einar Scott) after him.

John Scott
Grand nephew to Einar Johnson

February 24, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 18, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 31, 2012

Warden John,
On today, the 79th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Wisconsin. It sickens me that your murderer only served 7 years in prison.



May 17, 2008

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 17, 2007

Rest in peace warden
You're gone but not forgotten

Walworth Co SO

December 20, 2003

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