As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Larry Johnson - [Russellville , Arkansas]
PoliceOne Member since 10/09/2007 End of Service: 03/26/2013
By PoliceOne staff
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — The 5th Judicial District Drug Task Force Director died after collapsing during a foot pursuit on Tuesday,
Larry Johnson, 65, was pursuing a parolee who ran from authorities into a wooded area, according to ABC 40-29.
"We really don't know for sure what happened," Johnson County Coroner Todd McAteer told Arkansas Online. "He's been sent to the Medical Examiner's office in Little Rock. We're thinking probably a heart attack but not for sure."
Clarksville Police Department Chief Greg Donaldson wrote on the department’s Facebook page, “Larry was a friend, confidante, and brother in blue who gave his life protecting and serving the citizens of Clarksville, Johnson County, and the State of Arkansas.
“As a community, I ask you to wrap your arms around all of your law enforcement professionals and the Johnson family in the coming days and say a prayer for us as we struggle to come to terms with our loss."
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