Recently Fallen Hero

Correctional Administrator Debra K. Johnson

Tennessee Department of Correction
End of Watch: August 7, 2019

Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson was found murdered in her residence on the grounds of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary. The suspect is an inmate who escaped from the facility using a tractor as he was assigned to work on the farm at the prison. The inmate remains at large and a manhunt is underway. Correctional Administrator Johnson is the fifth law enforcement officer fatality from the state of Tennessee in 2019.


Tennessee Department of Correction
Correction Commissioner Tony C. Parker
320 Sixth Avenue
North Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465

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10 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Administrator Johnson. It is impossible to understand why you were taken from us. Your Dedication and Service will always be remembered, and appreciated. Rest in Gods arms, now, Administrator Johnson.

  2. Another sad day when we see another member of the Blue Family murdered. To the Family and Blue family of C.A. Debra Johnson, my heart and prayers go out to all of you.
    Rest now my Sister. You have done your tour.

  3. Condolences to the family and also to Ms. Johnsons co-workers your work was not in vain. May you Rest In Peace, to be absent from the body may your spirit be with the Lord. Amen

  4. From the staff at Green River Correctional Complex Ky, our deepest condolences to friends, family and co-workers.

  5. My most deepest condolences go out to the family members and all of her fellow officers of officer Johnson what a cowardly act to this officer and all those who put themselves on the line daily to keep such criminals in check and sacrifice their lives daily to keep our lives safe from such criminals may her soul be guided before God Almighty and may her soul be entered into the kingdom of heaven forevermore.

  6. Condolences to the Family and Warden Johnson Thank you for your service!
    Retired State OF Georgia Corrections Asst.Superintendent/ Unit Manager L.D.Reese Augusta,Georgia

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