Wesley D. Johnson
Line of Duty
CHP Officer Killed in Collision
Tuesday, April 15, 1969
Officer Wesley D. Johnson was on routine patrol when his vehicle struck a road marker, causing him to lose control. Johnson’s patrol car hit an embankment and rolled over several times, killing the 39-year-old officer. Johnson was an 11-year veteran of the CHP and had served in the Merced Area office for 10 years before transferring to Sonora.