Eddie Joe Johnson, Jr.

Chief Johnson was responding in a command vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, to a report of a fully involved residence. During the response, Chief Johnson passed traffic on the left. The wheels of his vehicle left the roadway and struck a driveway or culvert. The command vehicle rolled several times and Chief Johnson was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Incident Location: Fire: Royal Oak, MO (U.S. National Grid: 15S XA 3640 6645). Fatal motor vehicle accident: U.S. 160 – 1.1 miles (1.76km) due east of Royal Oak (U.S. National Grid: 15S XA 3816 6643)

Department Information

Alton Fire Department
PO Box 247, 101 Pine Street
U. S. National Grid: 15S XA 4300 6227
Alton, Missouri 65606-0247

Eddie Joe Johnson, Jr. was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 45 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Oct 20, 2014 12:00
Date of Death: Oct 20, 2014 
Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Responding 
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road