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Patrolman Herbert Daniel Johnson | Bogart Police Department, Georgia Bogart Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman

Herbert Daniel Johnson

Bogart Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 7, 1977
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Reflections for Patrolman Herbert Daniel Johnson

 

IT HAS BEEN 35 YEARS NOW BUT TIME MAKES IT STILL FEEL FRESH IN MY MIND. JUST THINKING WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE WITH YOU STILL HERE. I MISS YOU AND MOM BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. SUNDAY DECEMBER 9TH THE CITY OF BOGART WILL BE HAVING A MEMORIAL DEDICATED TO MY FATHER FOR HIS SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO THE TOWN AND PEOPLE HE LOVED. WE ALL SERVE IN SOME WAY BUT FEW ARE CALLED HOME SO EARLY. YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL TO ME AND TO GOD ALMIGHTY. GOD BLESS YOU DAD UNTIL THE DAY WE ARE ALL TOGETHER AGAIN.
LOVE YOU ALWAYS,
HERBERT DANIEL JOHNSON JR.

OLDEST SON
December 8, 2012

Herbert was special to Bogart. Born, raised and died tragically here..., We are proud to honor his memory with the monument.. His sons and brother are looking forward to this . We are hoping to have an honor guard from the Sheriffs Dept. in Oconee County. The dedication will be in Bogart, Sunday Dec. 9th at 3p.m..

Janet Luke
Friend and monument Committee
October 12, 2012

I assisted the Johnson family with legal matters after his death. I also attended some of the trial of the driver that struck him.
It was a huge tragedy and many folks were sad about it. It is fitting that the City of Bogart is considering a memorial to Officer Johnson.

May God Bless Herbert's Family!

Wendell Dawson
Attorney -Oconee County, GA
September 22, 2012

I never got to know him. I was 3 yrs old when he got killed. Im touched by this site though. I hear he was an outstanding man, and I'm sure he was! I wish I wldve got a chance to know him. Folks say I look a lot like him. I have only thoughts and imaginations of him. Thanks for honoring his life and death. Sincerely, Jesse.

Jesse Woodson Johnson
youngest son 38 yrs old
May 3, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Johnson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
March 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you, especially your son Herbert.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 7, 2011

Dad- 32 years since that night and it stills seems just like a few weeks ago. You are not forgotten at all, just missed like crazy. I think of you daily and what would we be doing now?.........Deer Hunting I am sure. Rest in Peace as the day will come when we all will be together again as a Family.

With a Son's LOVE and RESPECT,

Herbert Daniel Johnson Jr.

Herbert Daniel Johnson Jr.
Son
December 18, 2009

I went to BHS with Herbert..He was really a sweet guy. He was named for Dr.L.Herbert Elder. If you knew Herbert, you loved him. The last time I talked with him, we were at the old gym, that had been turned into a scating rink..A friend with long legs, and no scating ability, was going from one post to another,hanging on, and we were having a good laugh. His life was cut short by a drunken driver. Was the woman covering up for ??? ..
Our small town misses him.

Janet Luke
friend
November 29, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 23, 2007

30 years ago today, your service and sacrifice have not been forgotten, Rest in Peace Officer Johnson.

B.E. Cain
B.I.A. Ret.
December 7, 2007

You are remembered today and thank youSir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh
December 4, 2007

Dad,
Almost 30 years since you were taken and it still seems like yesterday. I think about you daily and know that you look over us everyday. Happy 69th Birthday! Miss you much!
Your Son,
Herbert Daniel Johnson Jr.
11-27-2007

herbert daniel johnson jr.
November 27, 2007

GOD Speed, Brother!

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.
December 7, 2006

My dad was a very respected man. I was 16 when he was killed and to this day can remember it like it was yesterday. I have since seen my mother die from drunk drivers and just hope that anyone that drinks please have a ride home for your sake and others. I miss my family very much and God only knows the sorrows you have. God Bless all families that have someone in law enforecment, military, fireman and other lines where they put their lives on the line for ours each day. God Bless you Dad, you are misses but will never be forgotten! Herbert Daniel Johnson Jr. 4199 old hwy 441 N. Alto, Ga. 30510

herbert daniel johnson jr.
son
November 12, 2006

Patrolman Johnson, you are not forgotten


December 7, 2005

 
 

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