Darrick was born on January 3, 1968. He attended Roger Bacon High School and graduated in 1987.
After high school, Darrick worked at Jewish Hospital in Radiology until 1995.
Darrick joined the Cincinnati Police Department on April 30, 1995 as a member of their 80th Recruit Class. He was promoted to Police Officer on September 24, 1995, issued Badge 871, and assigned to District 2 (3295 Erie Avenue). A year later, on October 26, 1996, he was rotated to District 3 (3201 Warsaw Avenue). Officer Johnson experienced some medical issues including major surgery in 2015, though he never let either affect his effort or attitude. Officer Johnson accepted a disability retirement on May 7, 2017 with 22 years of service and 19 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
Officer Johnson then joined the TriHealth-Good Samaritan Hospital Security Department.
On August 3, 2023 he was transported to Mercy West Hospital with a fatal medical condition at the age of 55.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sherry B. (Warren) Johnson; and children, Shane Oston Johnson, a daughter, and another son.
Visitation will be held 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at the Walker Funeral Home, Walnut Hills Chapel at 2625 Gilbert Avenue. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. An FOP Service will be held at 3:45 p.m.
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