[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Edward Johnson pled guilty to First Degree Murder of a Peace Officer in the death of Stillwater Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm on July 17, 2018. Immediately following his plea, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Governor Tim Walz released the following statement in response to Edward Johnson’s plea and sentencing:
“Today marks another step in the long healing process for those impacted by this senseless act, and it reminds us of the bravery and commitment of all Corrections Officers serving the State of Minnesota. My thoughts are with the family of Joseph Gomm and his colleagues at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater,” said Governor Walz.