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Events to honor Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy ‘Bubba’ Johnson a hugh success

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Hundreds came out to support two events today in memory of fallen Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson.

A light mist had begun falling shortly after 8:00am when Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson spoke to the crowd of hundreds of runners waiting to begin the Inaugural Bubba Johnson Memorial 5K Road Race.

“I think Bubba is watching over us today,” Fuson said. “It’s the perfect weather for a run.”

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson speaks to the crowd while embracing Jennifer and Shelby Johnson, the family of fallen Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson.

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson speaks to the crowd while embracing Jennifer and Shelby Johnson, the family of fallen Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson.

He and Lt. Sonny Goodowens, who spearheaded the effort to put together the race, presented Bubba’s wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Shelby with two plaques comprised of runners bibs that were, at one time, Bubba’s call numbers and medals.

“I know you miss him, and we do too. But you will always be a part of the Sheriff’s Office family,” Fuson said.

The runners seemed to enjoy the unseasonably cool and slightly wet weather as they made their way through a route that wound through downtown Clarksville.

Runners gather at the starting line for the Inaugural Bubba Johnson Memorial 5K Road Race.

Runners gather at the starting line for the Inaugural Bubba Johnson Memorial 5K Road Race.

After the 5K, several also participated in the 1 mile Fun Run, which started and ended near Clarksville First Baptist Church, where the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Reserves had a full day of fun events planned for the David “Bubba” Johnson Community Outreach Day 2014.

Citizens got to see what several different divisions of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office do, including K-9s, Bomb Squad and the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers congratulated those who made it to the finish line.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers congratulated those who made it to the finish line.

At one of the more popular booths, Sgt. Jimmy Brown had a game of cornhole set up, but the catch was, participants had to wear goggles that simulate intoxication. Most found it far too challenging, if not nauseating.

Throughout the day, hundreds of free hot dogs were consumed, thousands of dollars in donated door prizes were given away, and many a kid’s face was painted.

“I know Bubba is smiling down on us right now,” Fuson said. “I know he would have been overwhelmed with the support from the community. I know I am.”

Participants may find additional photos at the MCSO Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcsotn

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