Thursday, December 8, 2011

PGPD Remembers Fallen Officer Corporal Allan D. Johnson (12/08/1982)

Corporal Allan D. Johnson

Let us pause to remember our Fallen Hero, Corporal Allan D. Johnson, lost this day in 1982 as a result of injuries sustained two days earlier during a traffic stop in Edward Sector.

 Cpl. Johnson was born on February 20, 1940, in Renova, Pennsylvania.  He served with honor and distinction in the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division and, upon his discharge, joined the Prince George's County Police Department in August, 1962.  Cpl. Johnson served at Districts III and IV before being transferred to the Special Operations Division.  In 1976, Cpl. Johnson became one of the founding members of the Department's Motors Unit and was named its Officer in Charge.

 On December 6, 1982, Cpl. Johnson initiated a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 95 near Central Avenue in Largo, Maryland.  While conducting his traffic stop, he was struck by a vehicle being operated by an individual under the influence of PCP.  Cpl. Johnson sustained massive injuries and was rushed to Prince George's Hospital Center.  Despite medical claims that his death was imminent, the corporal courageously battled his injuries for two more days before succumbing on December 8, 1982.

 Cpl. Johnson served the Prince George's County Police Department for 20 years.  He was the 13th member of this Agency to make the Ultimate Sacrifice and the 20th Law Enforcement Officer to give his life while serving this Profession within Prince George's County, Maryland.

At the time of his death, Corporal Allan D. Johnson was 42 years old and survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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