BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The former Police Chief of Hinton and Beckley Firefighter has died in a car crash.
On Thursday, May 27, 2021, one of our own, Johnny Mann, went to his forever home in heaven to be with the lord. Johnny Mann served as Police Chief for the City of Hinton during the early ’90s until he left to pursue a full-time position at the Beckley Fire Department. Johnny Mann started as a Firefighter for the Beckley fire Department in 1995, where he worked his way up to Captain and retired in 2017. Johnny was a good public servant, a great father, and an amazing grandfather.
Chief Deputy Adkins reflected on countless conversations he had with Johnny in which he would tell stories from his law enforcement days with his late father, Tim Adkins SR. All of our deputies knew Johnny for the outgoing man he was. He loved to tell stories about his time as a law enforcement officer and would often compare the “old days” to how things are now.
The Summers County Sheriff’s Office would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Johnny. Another great man gone too soon.