Hero Down: Forrest City Police Officer Oliver Johnson Jr. Murdered

Forrest City Police Officer Oliver Johnson was murdered while at home with his kids on Saturday.

West Memphis, AR - Forrest City Police Department Officer Oliver Johnson Jr., was murdered in his home on Saturday.

The incident happened at his apartment in West Memphis at around 2 p.m., according to FOX13.

Tony Atkins reports that the officer was off-duty in his home, with his family, playing in the game room at the time of the shooting.

An unknown number of shooters opened fire on a group of people outside of the Officer Johnson's apartment and several bullets penetrated into the apartment. Officer Johnson was fatally shot in the upper-torso.

Authorities don't believe that Officer Johnson was targeted, according to WAFB.

The shooters are still on the loose.

Officer Johnson leaves behind two daughter. WAFB reports that one of his daughters is two years old and one just graduated kindergarten last year.

Officer Johnson leaves behind his two daughters and fiance.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Forrest City Police Officer Oliver Johnson Jr., both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Comments (43)
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ssteve3844
ssteve3844

The MURDER of police officers HAS GOT TO STOP.......When the perpetrators are cought, and WEST MEMPHIS PD "WILL' catch them, they should be sentenced to DEATH RIGHT OFF THE BAT.....

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@ssteve3844 good thing that's not how the justice system works. stop talking crazy.

EMarie
EMarie

God be with the family!

Mrs. Miller
Mrs. Miller

It may not be how the system works...but ...changes have got to be made....to many lengthy trials and sitting in a cell with 3 hot meals a day isn't working for AMERICA....to many lives being lost....to many guns on the streets....what is it going to take to WAKE AMERICA UP?

Marlis
Marlis

We vote the people into office that make the laws. They can change.