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Officers salute as a car carrying the ashes of Northville Police Officer Robert J. Johnson passes during funeral services held Sunday at Gloversville Middle School.
GLOVERSVILLE — Northville Police Officer Robert J. Johnson received full police honors during a funeral on Sunday.
The funeral was held July 9 at Gloversville Middle School, followed by internment at Ferndale Cemetery. The Rev. Bonnie Orth, pastor of the Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, officiated.
Johnson was struck and killed by a passing vehicle at night on Monday, July 3, as he attempted to assist with a crash involving a deer.
According to Johnson’s obituary, he was a 1975 graduate of Gloversille High School and a 1986 graduate of the New York State Police Academy. He was employed for 20 years by the Gloversville Police Department until his retirement in 2006. He later worked part time for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.
He is survived by his wife, Lorna Allan Johnson, his son, Christopher Johnson of Newburgh, and three daughters, Jennifer Elmendorf, of Mayfield, Laura Elmendorf of Gloversville and Sarah Elmendorf of Louisville, Ky.