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Charleston Street Named ‘Patrolman Cassie Johnson Avenue'

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At Monday’s meeting, the Charleston City Council voted to honorarily name Garrison Avenue as “Patrolman Cassie Johnson Avenue.”

On December 1, 2020, Johnson was shot in the line of duty on Garrison Avenue on the city’s West Side. She died less than a week later from her injuries.

“Patrolman Cassie Johnson was an exemplary public servant who had a passion for the citizens that she served,” said Chief Tyke Hunt. “This honorary street naming will act as a constant reminder of her bravery, courage and determination to serve the City of Charleston.”

The Charleston Police Department’s D-shift, the shift Johnson worked on, entered the petition for the honorary street-naming.

Members of law enforcement agencies from all over West Virginia and numerous other states attended Johnson’s funeral at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center last year.

Johnson was an animal lover and the council also voted to name a new city dog park in honor of Johnson’s labrador retriever Emma.