Trooper Clarence Johnson
Trooper Clarence Johnson died on September 8, 1968, at the age of 26. He was killed when he was hit head-on by a pickup that crossed the center line on a curve between Fall City and Carnation. At the time of his death, Trooper Johnson had served 18 months with the Washington State Patrol.
Trooper Johnson's mother, Sibyl Wood, passed away in 2015. Trooper Johnson's brother, Gary, retired as a trooper from the Washington State Patrol in 1998. Gary lives in Goodyear, Arizona. Gary's son Matt is married and has two boys, Ethan (10) and Preston (7). They live in the Maple Valley area. Gary's sister, Cheryl, lives in Seattle with her husband Mike. Their son, Thomas, is attending college.
In May of 2001, Trooper Johnson was awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for his actions on September 8, 1968, by the Law Enforcement – Medal of Honor Committee.
On May 20, 2016, a dedication ceremony of the memorial to honor and remember Trooper Clarence Johnson and our other fallen troopers from King County was held at the Bellevue District Office. When you visit the Bellevue District Office, take a moment to stop by the beautiful memorial.
Please take a moment to remember Trooper Clarence Johnson and his family.