Bio: Lieutenant Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Seminole Police Department for 10 years. He had previously served with the Collier County Sheriff's Office for 26 years and the Hendry County Sheriff's Office for five years.
Joe was born in Fort Myers, FL in 1954. He graduated from Naples High before receiving his Associates Degree at Florida Southwestern University. Joe joined the United States Army where he proudly served in the Vietnam War overseas. Joe spent his lifetime serving communities working as a Law Enforcement Officer. He started his career serving the citizens of Collier County with the Collier County Sheriff's Office where he retired as a Lieutenant after 26 years of dedicated service. Joe then went on to join the Hendry County Sheriff's Office as a Captain before joining the Seminole Police Department where he served for 10 years.
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Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. May. 20, 2019
Lieutenant Joe Johnson was killed in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 27, near John Stretch Memorial Park, in Palm Beach County.
He was driving between two Seminole Indian Reservations at 10:20 pm when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned into an adjacent canal. Rescue personnel removed him from the vehicle and transported him to St. Mary's Medical Center where he passed away shortly after midnight.