City of Atlanta, GA

11/01/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/01/2019 11:30

Statement on Passing of DWM Employee Aquarius “AJ” Johnson

Mayor's Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Michael Smith, Press Secretary
404-546-1465, office
470-372-8752, cell
[email protected]

Jordan Johnson, Communications Manager
404-546-1956, office
470-409-0015, cell
[email protected]

Statement on Passing of DWM Employee Aquarius 'AJ' Johnson

ATLANTA-On Thursday, October 31, Department of Watershed Management employee Aquarius 'AJ' Johnson tragically passed away in Sandy Springs when a tree fell across her vehicle while she was in route to an inspection site. AJ worked as an Erosion and Sediment Control inspector in the Office of Watershed Protection, and while she had only been with the Department for 17 months, she made an indelible impression on her teammates.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued the following statement:

'We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of this valuable member of our City of Atlanta family. Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with AJ's loved ones and friends during this difficult time.'

Department of Watershed Management Commissioner Kishia Powell issued the following statement:

'The family, work family and friends of AJ are in our thoughts and prayers. As a Department we believe our team members are our most valued resources, AJ died in the line of duty, protecting our watersheds. We remain grateful for her service on behalf of the Department and the City of Atlanta. She will be missed dearly.'

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