Former Monroe County Sheriff R.H. Johnson died Tuesday, July 24.
|Published: 8:44 AM, 07/25/2012
||Last updated: 2:39 PM, 07/25/2012
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The longest serving sheriff in
Monroe County history has died.
Robert Harvey, "R.H." Johnson of
Sweetwater died Tuesday leaving behind a legacy of firsts in Monroe County law enforcement.
Johnson was the first sheriff to serve a four-year term and the first to win four consecutive
elections, holding the office from 1978-1994.
Gregg Breeden, who
is now the Madisonville Police Chief, started his career under Johnson at the Sheriff's Office in
"R. H. was a good sheriff to work for," Breeden said. "He
was a super supportive boss, always stood behind his men, but his main concern was the taxpayers
money. He wouldn't spend anything he didn't have to."
The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at Kyker's Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday, July 27, at Notchey Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Memorial Park.
See full story in the Wednesday, July 25, edition of The Advocate
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