Miami police chief announces officer's 'sudden passing'

The 28-year-old officer allegedly called his mother to say he felt unwell and was unconscious by the time she got to his home

By Charles Rabin
Miami Herald

MIAMI — A young Miami police officer who injured his foot chasing a suspect two weeks ago died Thursday evening after calling his mother and telling her he took medication and didn’t feel well.

His mother rushed to his home, but didn’t get there in time.

“They had to break the door down. They took him to Jackson North [hospital],” Miami Fraternal Order of Police President Tommy Reyes said. “By the time she got there he was unconscious.”

Aubrey Johnson, 28, was a four-year veteran who worked in the Little Haiti/Model City neighborhoods. Working for Miami police was a family tradition. Johnson’s father is a retired executive assistant to a former Miami police chief, and his mother worked as a dispatcher, Reyes said.

Johnson was transported to Jackson North Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. It was not immediately clear if the medication played a role in his death.

©2020 Miami Herald

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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