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Dec. 14, 1950
Caucasian Male / 67 yrs. of age
Truro Police Service
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Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Dec. 14, 1950
Constable John Johnson died from injuries he received when he fell of the back of a police vehicle that was returning to the scene of a street fight where he and a fellow officer arrested 2 men on drunkenness charges. His death came 10 days after he was taken to hospital with the injuries. A coroner's jury assembled to investigate the incident found that the vehicle was not equipped with proper handles for riding on the rear of the vehicle. Constable Johnson had been a police officer for 44 years and he was one of the oldest active police officers in the Province of Nova Scotia.