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Deputy ‘Bubba’ Johnson Remembered In Montgomery Co.

Deputy ‘Bubba’ Johnson Remembered In Montgomery Co.

CREATED Jul 19, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Hundreds came out in Montgomery County Saturday to remember fallen Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson.

The Inaugural Bubba Johnson Memorial 5K Road Race began at 8 a.m.

“I think Bubba is watching over us today,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “It’s the perfect weather for a run.”

Deputy Johnson died January 12 after his car ran off a bypass on U.S. 41 and ended up crashing into a tree. The 52 year-old was driving his police cruiser and was on routine patrol when the crash happened.

Two plaques, comprised of bib numbers that were at one time his call numbers, were presented to Johnson’s widow and daughter.

After the 5K, there was also a one mile Fun Run, which started and ended near Clarksville First Baptist Church. Organizers said hundreds of free hot dogs were eaten and thousands of dollars in donated door prizes were given away.

“I know Bubba is smiling down on us right now,” Fuson said. “I know he would have been overwhelmed with the support from the community. I know I am.”

For more information, visit the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page