Officer Johnnie Curtis Corbin

Photo of Officer Johnnie Curtis Corbin
End of Watch: Wed, Jun 5th, 1985
Date of Incident: Tue, Jun 4th, 1985
Cause of Death: Vehicular Assault
Service Time: 18 years
Age: 42


He was survived by his mother and daughter.


Officer Johnnie Corbin was intentionally run down by a subject after issuing him a $4.00 street cleaning violation.

Officer Corbin was driving a tri-car at the time and had driven further down the street when the suspect got into his car and intentionally drove into the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The man then got out of his car and began kicking Officer Corbin until a bystander subdued the man and held him for authorities.

The subject was sentenced to life in prison. In March of 2014 the 72-year-old subject was denied parole for the sixth time. His next parole hearing will be in February of 2018.

Officer Corbin was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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