Holocaust Museum honors slain guard
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is marking the first anniversary since one of its security guards was gunned down by a white supremacist.
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
Washington Post editors
| June 10, 2010; 12:36 PM ET
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