Wednesday, June 01, 2016

End of Watch

We lost a brother yesterday.  Evidently, Deputy Robert Johnson collapsed after roll call and died.  They suspect a heart attack.

I am praying of course, for his family.  Robert was a good cop, a friendly soul, and a fine man.  He'll be sorely missed in the department.

Update** Partial press release from the Sheriff's Office:
It is with deep sadness that Sheriff William Earl Hilton announces the line of duty death of Corporal Robert Johnson, Enforcement Division, SRO. On Tuesday evening May 31st, just after 5 pm, Corporal Johnson was loading his patrol unit at the Kolin Sub-station getting ready to go on patrol when he collapsed in the parking lot. A passing motorist saw Corporal Johnson down in the parking lot and stopped and notified deputies inside. The deputies and the motorist immediately started CPR and called for an ambulance which arrived within a few minutes. Corporal Johnson was transported by Acadian Ambulance to Rapides Regional Trauma Center where he was pronounced deceased a little after 6pm. Cause of death is unknown at this time but it appears to be heart related.
Corporal Johnson was 43 years old and had been with the Sheriff’s Office since January 1st, 1995. He currently served as a School Resource Officer at Ruby Wise Elementary School. 
Robert was 43 years old and leaves behind a wife and three small children.

1 comment:

The Displaced Louisiana Guy said...

It sucks when we lose a fellow officer.