DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY SIX YEARS LATER FROM HEAD INJURIES
End of Watch: June 2, 1920
Appointed: February 13, 1907
Police sergeant succumbs to wounds suffered in Riot in 1916. It had been four years ago he was struck in the head with a brick during a riot, that has finally caused the death. Police Sergeant Lawrence M. Johnson, fifty, a Street Sergeant of he 19th and Oxford street police station, died up at Jamison, Buck County, where he had been making his home. In answering a call to a riot at Alter and Norris Streets on June 30, 1916, Sergeant Johnson was struck by a brick. A hole was made in his skull large enough to hold a doubled fist. Since then Sergeant Johnson has been incapacitated for duty, but has been carried on the pay roll with full salary. He was Sergeant July 31, 1908. He lived at 2710 Ridge Avenue the assailants were never found.