Retired Townsend Police Officer, Wife Killed In NH Wrong-Way Crash

TOWNSEND (CBS) – The black bunting is at the Townsend Police Department as the town copes with their loss.

One of their police officers, who just retired, and his wife were killed by a driver violating the law.

Sergeant John Johnson spent his career with the Townsend Police Department and recently retired.

Late Thursday night, police said a wrong-way driver killed Johnson and his wife, Heidi.

epping Retired Townsend Police Officer, Wife Killed In NH Wrong Way Crash

State Police say Ryan Kittredge of Derry made a u-turn in pickup truck on Route 101 just before the crash. (Photo credit: Epping, NH Fire Dept.)

“He was a great guy, always doing stuff for the community,” said Inga Breault, who like many in town knew Johnson for decades. “Unfortunately, 40 years on the department to have this happen, it’s just awful.”

The crash happened on Route 101 in Epping, NH. Police believe the driver of a…

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