fallen heroes

Sgt. Derek Johnson (1981-2013)

522496abb9c59.preview-620Sergeant Derek Johnson was shot and killed when he stopped to check on a vehicle parked on the side of South Fort Street shortly before 6:00 am.

A male subject in the vehicle immediately opened fire on Sergeant Johnson, shooting him before he was able to exit his patrol car. Despite being mortally wounded, Sergeant Johnson was able to radio a distress call. Responding units and medical personnel performed CPR until a helicopter arrived to transport him to Intermountain Medical Center, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The male subject also shot a female acquaintance inside of their vehicle before shooting himself. Both were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The two were transients, with criminal records, who were living out of the vehicle.

Sergeant Johnson had served with the Draper Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and 7-year-old son.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Police Chief Bryan Roberts
Draper Police Department
1020 E Pioneer Road
Draper, UT 84020

Phone: (801) 840-4000

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