PBA Raises Reward; Asks Community for Help in Solving Murder of Correctional Officer

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December 8, 2012

Dade County Police Benevolent Association
PRESS RELEASE PBA Raises Reward; Asks Community for Help in Solving Murder of Correctional Officer

Miami, Fl, Dec. 5, 2012 ~ The Dade County Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is asking for the community’s help in solving the murder of an off-duty Correctional Officer who was killed last weekend. In addition to the reward offered by Crime Stoppers, the PBA, through the support of law enforcement supporters, has raised a $5,000 reward for information leading to solving this crime.Miami-Dade Correctional Officer Andrew Johnson, a 10-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, chose a career where he kept the most dangerous criminals away from this community. But Saturday evening, a week after he buried his brother, and on his youngest daughter’s birthday, Officer Johnson returned from dropping his daughter off at the movies, and his wife off to get her nails done, and was shot and killed in the driveway of his Miami Gardens home.

Officer Johnson’s dedication to serving the community extended well beyond the walls of Metro West where he was assigned. He served as Elder, Head Deacon and drum player at Razor Sharp Ministries, Inc. Miami. Officer Johnson served the church and the community by feeding those in need, mentoring the youth and street witnessing. He was a graduate of Miami Central High School and received an Associate in Arts from Miami Dade College. He is survived by his wife, Ebony, and their three children; Tavarius, Kayla and Kylah.

“The community has lost a man who was dedicated to serving his community both on and off duty. We are reaching out to the community and asking anyone who saw or heard anything, or who has any information, to please come forward. We want to bring closure to this family,” said PBA President John Rivera.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477). PBA President John Rivera is available for interviews. Please contact Stephanie M. Womble at (305) 593-0044 to arrange a time.

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