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Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash

Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash

CREATED Jan 13, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in a single-vehicle crash while on duty Sunday night.

Deputy David "Bubba" Johnson was traveling on Ashland City Road when his patrol car veered off the roadway around 11:20 p.m. He slammed into a tree. A neighbor heard the crash and called for help, but it was too late.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will investigate the crash. No other details were released.

"He loved what he did. He loved what he did for the county, and he loved what he did for the Sheriff's Office," said Sheriff John Fuson.

Deputy Johnson was 52 years old. He had been with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for 16 years, previously having served with the Clarksville Police Department and Montgomery County EMS.

"He was a great officer, great deputy, great servant to public safety, but most of all he was a damn good human being," said Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Faith Chapel in Clarksville. A second visitation will be held Wednesday from noon until the funeral at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Sango Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clarksville Girls Softball Association, P.O. Box 3391, Clarksville, TN 37043.