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Name : Johnson, Edward J. 

Rank: Sgt.

Shield #: 990 Command: 005 Pct.
Date of Death: 1960-01-18   Cause of Death: Stabbed by Emotionally Disturbed Person
 Sergeant Johnson was stabbed to death after responding to a report of an emotionally disturbed person armed with a knife in a homeless shelter. When Sergeant Johnson and his driver arrived, they observed the suspect with a 10 inch knife. Sergeant Johnson ordered the suspect to drop the knife, but the suspect lunged at Sergeant Johnson, stabbing him in the chest. Before falling to the ground, Sergeant Johnson fired six shots from his weapon and his driver fired three shots, killing the suspect.

The knife penetrated Sergeant Johnson heart, and he died at the scene.

Sergeant Johnson had served with the New York City Police Department for 11 years. He was 35 years old.
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Comments from Friends    
Rest in peace brother.

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 3, 2006, 10:41 am

Posted: October 4, 2007, 2:59 pm

As an officer at the 5 walking past his name on the wall always made me wonder about him.
— nypd officer
Posted: December 19, 2008, 9:22 am

Sgt Johnson, you passed at the hands of a man that should have been institutionalized, you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Edward J. we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: January 18, 2014, 7:30 pm

When I came on the job there was a rumor/story/legend, whatever, that the name of the EDP was Richard Nixon. Can anyone who knows the facts of the incident verify this? Also the story at the range is that although the EDP was shot multiple times it was only one shot that caused his demise. The rest of the bullets struck non-vital areas. Can anyone confirm that part of the story? Sgt Johnson there is no doubt that you are at God's side.
— Will
Posted: June 24, 2014, 3:20 pm

Edward we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: January 9, 2015, 7:28 am

Edward we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: January 9, 2015, 7:28 am

EOW 1-8 not 1-18
— Sam c
Posted: January 18, 2016, 1:10 am



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