Detective Sergeant
Te'Juan Fontrese 'T.J.' Johnson
Charlestown Police Department
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Age: 47
Served: 13 years
Badge #: 562
Panel 31E, Line 32 (2021)
Included (2021)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Duty-related illness
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Incident to Death Duration:
21 days
Incident Location:
703 Main Street, Charlestown
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, New Washington

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   Detective Sergeant Te'Juan Johnson died from complications after contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during an ongoing global pandemic.

   After becoming infected three weeks earlier while on duty, he was hospitalized for more than a week at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville where he passed away.

   Detective Sergeant Johnson was survived by his fiancée, Bobbie Jo Gilbert; children, Katelyn Bowman, Trent and Avery Gilbert, and Jaden Johnson; mother, Carolyn (Dennis) Johnson; father, Rev. Fred (Zelma) Johnson; sisters, Nicole (Riley) Fitzpatrick and Nikolla (Shawn) Dalton; and brothers, David Jones, Rodney (Keisha) Johnson and Jayme (McKenzie) Johnson.

Historical Notes

• Detective Sergeant Johnson is the third of three Indiana line of duty deaths in 2020.
• He is the second line of duty death of the Charlestown Police Department.
• His line of duty death is the 12th that has originated from Clark County.

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