Corporal Budd M. Johanson Royal Canadian Mounted Police Federal End of Watch: Friday, April 4, 1986
Biographical Info Age: 49 Tour of Duty: 27 years Badge Number: 21066
Incident Details Cause of Death: Automobile accident Date of Incident: Friday, April 4, 1986 Incident Location: Alberta Weapon Used: Not available Suspect Info: Not available
Corporal Bud Johanson and Auxiliary Constable Fred Abel were working at Lethbridge Detachment in Alberta at the time of their death.
They were working together when they received a call of a suspected impaired driver, driving a pick up truck East bound in the West bound lanes of Highway 3. The highway is a divided four lane highway that travels through Lethbridge. They were on their way to investigate the complaint and were driving West bound on highway 3.
About 7 km West of Lethbridge, their police car collided with the pick up truck traveling on the wrong side of the road. The resulting head on collision killed the officers and the occupants of the pick up truck.