night of October 22, 1929, Officer George
Johnson was on motorcycle traffic patrol
duty when he lost control of the motorcycle
and crashed into a Fairmont Park street
car that was stopped at the intersection
of Sixth Street and Grand Avenue. He died
of his injuries the following day, October
Officer Johnson, 33, born in Arkansas, was survived by his wife Doris. He spent several years doing mounted patrol work, including the past year at the
William Cullen Bryant School as a traffic patrolman for the school children with whom he was extremely popular.
Officer Johnson had been with the police department for six years at the time of his death.
Interred: McCoskrie Family Cemetery, Ludlow, MO.
Article by Brent Marchant