Officer Henry R. Johnson – Cranston Police

Ptl. Henry R. Johnson

     Patrolman Henry R. Johnson, “Mike” to his friends and family, was shot on the night of August 12, 1930 while questioning a suspicious man in the Edgewood neighborhood.   He was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Providence where he died two days later.   He was 32.  His assailant was captured and died in prison in 1952.  Patrolman Johnson had survived another shooting in 1928 when he surprised two men robbing a private home.  

     He was survived by his wife and young son, and is buried in the Pocasset Cemetery in Cranston. 

     Rest in peace. 

Ptl. Henry R. Johnson – 1929