Sheriff Mal Johnson
Term: 1936-1938

Mal E Johnson was born June 20, 1870 and passed away May 6, 1938. Mr Johnson died during his term as Sheriff from cancer of the stomach and liver. Coroner F.C Callaway took charge for the remaining term for Sheriff.  He was the son of John and Mary Thomas. He was married to Samantha Waltrip on March 19, 1890. He had two daughters.

Mr. Johnson had served as a deputy and as a peace officer in various capabilities. Mr. Johnson was the first Sheriff in Barry County to die in office since 1891.