Served in office 1976 - 1996
Sheriff Johnson began his Law Enforcement career with the St. John Sheriff's Office in July 1, 1970 as a Road Deputy and later held positions of Detective, Chief of Detectives, and Chief Deputy. From 1974 to 1976, Johnson served as the Chief Investigator for the St. John District Attorney's Office. In the general election in 1975 he defeated the incumbent, Sheriff Lester J. Millet, in one of the most hotly contested elections in Louisiana by 265 votes, and began his first term in office 5 months early due to Millet's resignation. In the election of 1987, he ran unopposed, becoming the first and only Sheriff, to this date, to run unopposed in the history of St. John Parish. Serving as Sheriff for 20.5 years, Lloyd B. Johnson holds the record as the 3rd longest term Sheriff of St. John Parish. He and his wife, Marie Ferraro Johnson, reside in LaPlace, La. To date, he is the only Sheriff to Retire from office. They have one daughter, and two grandchildren.
St John the Baptist Parish