Nashville, TN – Late Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson was awarded the Three Stars of Tennessee Award this morning at the War Memorial Auditorium. Johnson’s wife, Jennifer and daughter, Shelby, accepted the award, and several members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were also in attendance.
Sheriff John Fuson nominated Deputy Johnson to receive this award earlier this year. His public safety career spanned three decades with Montgomery County EMS, Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.The Three Stars of Tennessee Award was signed into law earlier this year and was created to “recognize peace officers, firefighters and medical first responders killed or who suffered a career-ending injury in the line of duty.”
Representative Ryan Haynes and Senator Becky Massey presented the Johnson’s the award after a welcome speech by Deputy Commissioner David W. Purkey.