Detective-Sergeant Robert L. Johnston

Name: Johnston, Robert L.
Rank: Patrolman
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End of Watch: 20-Jul-1926
Incident Details: Detective-Sergeant Robert Johnston was a 12-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.

In August of 1925, Detective-Sergeant Johnston and his partner were interviewing two people when a man interjected himself into the situation.  The officers told the man to leave, but he refused.  Detective-Sergeant Johnston was placing him under arrest when a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the officer's leg was cut; later became infected.  After several weeks, the cut would not heal and doctors amputated his leg.  Detective-Sergeant Johnston died on July 20, 1926.

Detective-Sergeant Johnston was survived by his wife and two children.