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
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: 14 May 1957
End of Watch: 15 May 1957
Date of Interment: 18 May 1957
Cemetery: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery - Evergreen Park, Illinois
Grave Location: Lot 858, Block --, Section JK
Interment Disposition: Burial
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall: Panel # 15
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:
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 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.