The Southern States Police Benevolent Association and the Police Benevolent Foundation are deeply saddened about the passing of Detective Johnny Bohanan of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee. Johnny had recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and the SSPBA and PBF set up a recovery fund to address the financial needs that went with his diagnosis and treatment.
Johnny lived his entire life in Sevier County and began his full-time law enforcement career in 1990. In addition to serving the public, Johnny was a valued and respected PBA leader, giving of his time and talents in various roles to help officers. He served as the President of the Smoky Mountains Chapter and as the Tennessee Division President. He was also a Southern States PBA Board member.
Johnny was an avid sports enthusiast and coached and umpired Little League baseball and softball in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge for many years. He also enjoyed supporting his son’s athletic pursuits through the years.
Johnny is survived by his wife Phillis and their three children: Holly, Tray, and Andrew.
The SSPBA and the PBF are asking for continued financial support.
100% of the money received by the PBF will go to help Johnny’s family with medical expenses.