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Jul. 26, 2004
Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Williamson County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Jul. 26, 2004
Deputy Sheriff Dane Johns was accidentally shot and killed when his department-issued shotgun discharged as he removed it from his patrol car at the end of his shift.
The incident occurred when he attempted to secure the weapon for the night and the shotgun's trigger was depressed by his other equipment, causing the weapon to discharge. Deputy Johns was transported to Heartland Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.
Deputy Johns had served with the Williamson County Sheriff's Department for 22 years and had been recognized as the agency's Deputy of the Year in 2003. He was survived by his wife and three young children.