The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s statement on the death of security officer Stephen Tyrone Johns:
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM STATEMENT ON DEATH OF SECURITY OFFICER STEPHEN TYRONE JOHNS
Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns died heroically in the line of duty today. There are no words to express our grief and shock over these events. He served on the Museum’s security staff for six years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Johns’ family.
We have made the decision to close the Museum tomorrow in honor of Officer Johns, and our flags will be flown at half mast in his memory.
Fred S. Zeidman,
Chairman, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Joel M. Geiderman,
Vice Chairman, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Sara J. Bloomfield,
Director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum