Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: 4 years, 2 months, 13 days

Unit of Assignment / Detail: 10th District - Grand Crossing

District of Incident (Present Day): 004 - South Chicago

Location of Occurrence: 

Cause of Death: Crash - Automobile

Age at Time of Death: 30


Date of Birth: 07 Jul 1926

Date of Appointment: 02 Mar 1953

Date of Incident: 004 - South Chicago

End of Watch: 15 May 1957

Date of Interment: 18 May 1957


Interment Details

 Cemetery: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery - Evergreen Park, Illinois
 Grave Location: Lot 858, Block --, Section JK
 Interment Disposition: Burial


Memorial Details

Superintendent’s Honored Star Case: Not Enshrined

Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 15

Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed



 Military Service: No Military Record Found


Incident & Biographic Details

Patrolman Raymond Charles Johnson, Star #7356, aged 30 years, was a 4 year, 2 month, 13 day veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 10th District – Grand Crossing.

On May 14, 1957, Officer Johnson, while patrolling on a 3-wheeled motorcycle, was involved in a traffic crash at 75th Street and Merrill Avenue. Officer Johnson was struck by a car that witnesses said failed to yield the right of way. Fred Moller, age 72, was cited for the same and was ordered to appear July 18, 1957 in traffic court. Officer Johnson was taken to South Shore Hospital where he later died on May 15, 1957 from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

Officer Johnson was waked at Ray Duffy Funeral Home located at 2335 East 75th Street. His funeral mass was held at Dominican Province of St. Albert The Great Catholic Church located at 1910 South Ashland Avenue. He was laid to rest on May 18, 1957 in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, 3801 West 87th Street, Evergreen Park, Illinois. His grave is located in Grave –, Lot 858, Block –, Section JK.

Patrolman Raymond Charles Johnson, born July 7, 1926, received his Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on March 2, 1953.

Officer Johnson survived by his wife, Patricia (nee Scanlon); son, Kenneth; parents: Agnes Cecilia (nee Johnson) and Oscar Jacob and brother, Royal.