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Corporal Budd M. Johanson
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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.

Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patch image: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, FederalAuxiliary Constable Frederick A. Abel
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Friday, April 4, 1986
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

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