Police Officer Larry Don Johnson

Police Officer Larry Don Johnson
Sparks Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, May 22, 1995

Biographical Information:
Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: Unknown


Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, May 22, 1995
Weapon Used: Gun, unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed






Officer Johnson was shot and killed while chasing a man who had attempted to rob a bar. The suspect had just been paroled one month earlier and was on bail after an arrest since his parole. He was chased into a residential area by another officer and exchanged gunfire with the officer. Officer Johnson and other officers responded to the scene and began searching for the suspect. During the search the suspect and Officer Johnson exchanged shots and Officer Johnson was fatally wounded. Other officers on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.
Officer Johnson had been with the agency for 11 years and was survived by his son and daughter.