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Detective Ben H. Johnston

Detective Ben H. JohnstonDied January 3, 1947 from gunshot wounds he received while he and Detective Cormack were arresting two men who were suspects in the death of Officer Jerry St. Clair.  They approached the suspect vehicle at 1500 S. Frisco Avenue.  The suspects exited the vehicle and began firing. Detective Cormack was killed and Detective Johnston wounded. A 17 year old suspect was wounded and captured at the scene.  The other suspect was later arrested in Idaho.
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