Funeral arrangements have been announced for Bibb County K9 deputy Brad Johnson, who passed away at UAB Hospital on June 30 after he was critically wounded during a shootout.

The funeral will be on Friday at the University of Montevallo Student Activity Center. Pastor Mike Woods will be officiating.

There will be a visitation from 9 a.m. until 11:15 a.m., and the memorial will be from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

There will be a procession to follow to Centreville, and a private burial at Pineland Cemetery through Rocko Funeral Home after the procession splits.

According to his obituary, Johnson volunteered at the Lakeview Fire Protection District when he was 17. He eventually became a Lieutenant for the Young Explorer Program and a Captain with the West Blocton Volunteer Fire Department.

Before becoming a full-time officer, Johnson volunteered as a reserve officer for the Woodstock Police Department.

Johnson graduated from the Northwest Regional Police Academy in 2014 and was hired as a sheriff deputy by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. In 2017, Johnson was certified to be a K9 Handler and was partnered with his K9, Bodie. 

Johnson is survived by his parents, Steven and Nancy, his brother, Jacob, his sisters, Michelle and Kimberly, his grandparents, Bill and Judy Chapman, and his fiancée, Angie. He has five living children.

According to law enforcement officials, Johnson’s family is donating his organs, which Bibb County Sheriff Jody Wade said will “continue to save lives.”

Numerous law enforcement officials released public statements offering condolences to Johnson’s friends and family.

Gov. Kay Ivey also issued a statement mourning Johnson’s sacrifice. 

“Today, all of Alabama grieves the loss of one of our heroes in blue, Bibb County Deputy Brad Johnson,” Ivey said. “At only 32 years old, he served in law enforcement for several years and was engaged to be married. He will be remembered as a hero.”

Johnson’s fellow deputy, Chris Poole, was also shot at the scene. Poole was released from the hospital following recovery.

The suspect in the shooting, Austin Hall, was captured on June 30 and charged with two counts of capital murder.

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