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Crash Kills Missouri Police Officer/Fire Chief on Way to Fire

October 21, 2014  | 

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An Alton, Mo., police officer who is also a firefighter died after a crash on Monday. Eddie Johnson Jr., 45, was on his way to a house fire six miles west of Alton when he lost control, went off the left side of the highway, hit a driveway approach, and rolled his police cruiser several times. He was ejected from the vehicle, reports KY3.

State troopers think Johnson was not wearing his safety belt.

Besides being a full-time police officer and volunteer fire chief, Johnson also was an Oregon County reserve sheriff's deputy. He'd been fire chief since 2010 and worked in the Alton Police Department for nine years. His wife and three children survive him.


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kevCopAz @ 10/21/2014 6:03 PM

God rest his soul. Thanks for the service, in so many ways!. We are sad for his family. But Brothers & Sisters this needs to be said, and you all know it. Why on earth was he NOT wearing a seat belt? How sad, not only has he seen the result of that as a LEO but as a Fire Chief Im sure he has seen more then his share of T/A deaths from the lack of wearing your seat belts. Tombstone courage has taken another life of a dedicated person who that community will miss badly.

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