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Portrait of Miami police officer Johnnie Young | by State Library and Archives of Florida
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Portrait of Miami police officer Johnnie Young

Local call number: PR20205

 

Title: Portrait of Miami police officer Johnnie Young

 

Date: ca. 1945

 

General note: Born July 2, 1914, in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Moved to Miami in 1934 to join his step-brother. Married Annie Ruth Hall in 1935. Joined the Miami Police Department in 1945. On March 7, 1947 he was accidently shot by Officer R.A. MacFarland while trying to catch burglary suspects. He was the second black police officer to be killed in the line of duty in Miami. His name is inscribed (West Wall, Panel 23, Line 10) on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

 

Title of Work: Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Dade County

 

Physical descrip: 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

 

Series Title: Print collections

 

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us

 

Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13737

 

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Taken circa 1945