EOW: June 30, 2022 | Cause: Gunfire
Age: 32 Tour: 8 Years Badge: N/A
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Deputy Sheriff Brad Johnson succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day at about 5:00 pm when he and another deputy were shot by an auto-theft suspect near the intersection of Alabama 25 & Bulldog Bend Road. Deputies pursued the stolen vehicle until it stopped, and the man opened fire, striking Deputy Johnson and the second deputy. The man then fled on foot and remained at large until being taken into custody approximately 16 hours later.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) released a statement following the line-of-duty death of Deputy Johnson. “Alabama feels the heavy loss of another law enforcement hero who gave his life while putting his sworn duty to protect the public ahead of his own personal safety,” said Marshall.
Deputy Johnson had served with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office for eight years. Deputy Johnson remained on life support until his organs could be donated. He is survived by his fiancée and two children, of whom we had the honor of hand-delivering vital resources to help ease their financial hardship and basic needs.
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