JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- A vigil will be held in Junction City's Heritage Park this weekend on the anniversary of a police officer's death.
Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown released the following statement Monday:
"There will be a Candlelight Vigil held at 1900 hours, Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, in Heritage Park (500 N. Washington) at the Geary County Law Enforcement Memorial (weather permitting) in remembrance of Officer Wilson "Alex" Johnson who was shot and killed in the line of duty on December 3rd, 2001 here in Junction City. Should inclement weather occur, the event will held at the Municipal Building Gym located in the 700 block of N. Jefferson. Please join us in remembering Alex, and honoring his service to the citizens of Junction City."
According to the Officer Down Memorial Page web site, Officer Johnson was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex at approximately 4:30 am.
He was assisting a female victim recover her children from the apartment when a male assailant opened fire, fatally wounding him. The shooter then shot at a backup officer before committing suicide.
Officer Johnson had served with Junction City Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and children, according to the site.