Commissioner Johnson led a life of service, beginning with the United States Army, the Seattle Police Department, and retiring from the Washington State Patrol with over 30 years of service
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) Commissioner James R. (Bob) Johnson passed away at his home in Charter Oak with his family by his side on May 31, 2022, at the age of 86 years old.
Commissioner Johnson led a life of service, beginning with the United States Army, the Seattle Police Department, and retiring from the Washington State Patrol with over 30 years of service. After his retirement from WSP, Commissioner Johnson became a Fire Commissioner in 1991 for Clark County Fire District 11, a predecessor department to CCFR.
In addition to the duties of a commissioner, Johnson also served as a Juvenile Fire Setter counselor for the District. During his 30-plus years with the District, Commissioner Johnson was a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility, response capability, and public service.
“Commissioner Johnson’s tireless support for the citizens and firefighters of the District will be missed,’’ read a statement from Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue.
A memorial service for Commissioner Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat. July 30, in the Cowlitz Ballroom at the ilani Resort, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield WA 98642. The Washington State Patrol and Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue will be participating in the memorial service.
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