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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Officer Down

Correctional Officer Ronald Johnson
South Dakota Department of Corrections
End of Watch: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Age: 63
Tour of Duty: 23 years

Correctional Officer Ronald Johnson was killed by two inmates who were attempting to escape from the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

The two inmates were taken into custody on the prison grounds shortly before 11:00 am. Officer Johnson was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Johnson had served with the South Dakota Department of Corrections for 23 years. He is survived by his wife.

Rest in Peace Bro…We’ll Continue The Watch

Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.


  1. We'll keep his family in prayer. I was born in South Dakota.

  2. Hopefully the punks who did this will see a needle in their future...