Seth Johnson is a resident of Jackson County, West Virginia. He graduated from Ripley High School in 2012 and started working for the Ripley Police Department in January of 2013. In April of 2015 Seth was hired by the Charleston Police Department where he is currently employed. From there he was placed on D-shift where he spent most of his time working as a west side patrolman. He is now assigned as a detective to the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team, commonly known as MDENT, as an interdiction officer as well as a canine handler. Seth has been certified in Gracie Survival Tactics Level I and II. He is also a physical training instructor for the Charleston Police Department.
Seth humbly received the 2017 Charleston Police Department Jerry A. Jones Officer of the Year Award. During this time he was also awarded the Medal of Valor by the Charleston Police Department for his actions during an officer involved shooting in November of 2017. Since then Seth has been awarded the 2017 American Police Hall of Fame, Officer of the Year Award. Seth is a son, brother and husband. Additionally, he is a third generation police officer as his father, Eric Johnson, is retired from the Charleston Police Department and grandfather, J.C. Johnson, is retired from the West Virginia State Police.