Lieutenant Joseph JohnsonRest in Peace Bro…We Got The Watch
Seminole Police Department, Tribal Police
End of Watch Thursday, May 30, 2019
Tour 41 years
Incident Date Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Lieutenant Joe Johnson was killed in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 27, near John Stretch Memorial Park, in Palm Beach County.
He was driving between two Seminole Indian Reservations at 10:20 pm when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned into an adjacent canal. Rescue personnel removed him from the vehicle and transported him to St. Mary's Medical Center where he passed away shortly after midnight.
Lieutenant Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Seminole Police Department for 10 years. He had previously served with the Collier County Sheriff's Office for 26 years and the Hendry County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife, two children, three grandchildren, and three siblings.
Nemo me impune lacessit
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.