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July 04, 2018

For Immediate Release: July 4, 2018

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Albany Police Officer Dean Johnson who died this afternoon following an off-duty motor vehicle crash while in the Town of Knox. Officer Johnson joined the Albany Police Department in October of 2017 and had just graduated from the academy in May. Officer Johnson was an exceptional man who was highly regarded by his peers and was already proving himself to be an incredible asset to the department. He was a man who excelled quickly, was always willing to learn and thrived on serving those in need. He truly possessed the many great qualities that we as a police department and community expect of our police officers. The men and women of the department and members of the community he served mourn his loss. Officer Johnson will be missed by many, and our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”