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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/10/2010

Holocaust Museum honors slain guard

By Washington Post editors

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is marking the first anniversary since one of its security guards was gunned down by a white supremacist.
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Officer Stephen T. Johns of Temple Hills, 39, was killed by James von Brunn last year. Von Brunn died in January before he could stand trial in Johns's slaying.

Museum officials planned a private memorial service Thursday to commemorate Johns, who they say died heroically in the line of duty. Flags at the museum are flying at half-staff in his memory.

The museum says it's launching a summer youth leadership program named for Johns this month. About 50 Washington area students will participate in the seven-week internship program.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | June 10, 2010; 12:36 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  | Tags:  holocaust museum, holocaust shooting, james von brunn  
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Bless Officer Johns.

Posted by: mendelsonmustgo | June 10, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) shares the USHMM's and the nation's loss. We are holding a public remembrance on Sunday June 13 at 2 PM in Freedom Plaza in Washington DC (between 13 and 14th Streets NW) on Pennsylvania Avenue.

For more information see

Posted by: responsiblepublic | June 10, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

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