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John Henry Johnston
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1869
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1911
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Sergeant John H. Johnston
Died on July 8, 1911

Age 42
Salt Lake City Police Department
Homicide: Handgun

Sergeant Johnston died of a gunshot wound suffered three days earlier. In the early morning hours of July 5, the 42-year-old victim and two other officers responded to a domestic disturbance in a room at the Albert Hotel, 119 S. West Temple. Officers discovered an intoxicated man threatening his wife with a .32-caliber revolver. When Sergeant Johnson stepped between the man and his wife, he was shot once in the abdomen. The man was attempting to shoot Sergeant Johnson again when he was subdued by the other officers. Sergeant Johnston was transported to St. Mark's Hospital where he died. The suspect was charged with first-degree murder, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. Two years later, after the Utah Supreme Court ordered a new trial, the suspect pled guilty to second-degree murder. He was paroled in 1917. Sergeant Johnston left a wife and two children. He is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salt Lake City. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by Salt Lake City Police Sergeants Association.

*This information was found on utahsfallen.org and posted here with their permission. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Johnston (1830 - 1919)
  Mary McQueen Johnston (1835 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Tishia Beal Cahoon Johnston (1875 - 1944)
 
 Children:
  Mary Francis Johnston Loveless (1896 - 1978)*
 
 Sibling:
  George C Johnston (1866 - 1915)*
  John Henry Johnston (1869 - 1911)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Cemetery Walker
Record added: May 07, 2011
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