Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Kenneth Jeffrey Johnson

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, July 7, 2002

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Reflections for Corporal Kenneth Jeffrey Johnson

To the family and friends of Cpl. Johnson I send my thoughts and prayers. Cpl. Johnson is now in a better place and we will continue the job he swore to do.

Saint Petersburg Police Dept

I am once again saddened to read about another Law Enforcement brother losing his life by the senseless and violent act of a criminal. Trooper Johnson, no longer will you have to patrol the streets of Hell. You can now take your place in Heaven. May God comfort and watch over your wife and two children. May God also comfort your other family members, friends, and fellow troopers of the South Carolina HP during this time of tradegy. Rest in Peace Trooper Johnson.

Inv. Tom Faircloth
Laurens County DA's Office


The Rao family was deeply saddened to hear that another officer lost his life protecting the citizens of South Carolina. We will hold the Johnson family in our thoughts and prayers. We have found the law enforcement community to be a terrific support system, whom we have leaned on heavily. May God continue to bless your family as you cope in the coming days ahead!

Kris Rao Haimbach
Sister of Sr. Trooper Michael Rao

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Corporal Johnson:

I offer my sincerest condolences for your loss. I also thank Corporal Johnson for the sacrifice he made to get a dangerous offender off the streets. We are the sheep dogs that stand between the sheep and the wolves of our society. May God watch over you Corporal Johnson, and may He watch over your family, your friends, and your co-workers and peers.


Sergeant Brent Teasley
Reno Police Department

I would like to send my condolences to Cpl. Johnson's family and his fellow SCHP Troopers for their loss. "Blessed are the Peace Keepers"

Robert Porter
Clemson Police Department

From July of 1992 to July of 1995, I had the pleasure of working in the same county as Trooper Johnson. Being a Deputy with Berkeley County put me in touch with the troopers there. Cpl. Johnson was a professional and dedicated trooper who always did a great job. He shared many hilarious stories of his career with us which made his sense of humor sparkle! He truly loved his job. This is how I will remember Cpl. Kenneth Johnson.

PFC Melanie R. Thomas
North Charleston P.D.

I have visited this site for over 3 years and it has not gotten any easier to see another officer's name added to the list. I wish to send the thoughts and prayers of my family and friends to the family of Corporal Johnson and to the members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Your loss is felt by the entire Law Enforcement Family.

May God Bless You All.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Wa.

My concern and prayers go out to Corporal Johnson's Family.
May God be with you in your time of sorrow.


A fallen friend first, a brother with a badge second. One who has paid the price so that others may have peace, freedom and a sense of security. He gave what no donation, allowance, policy or contribution could ever come close to paying for. Look and care for his family as he did for so many others. See ya at headquarters bro!

Lt. C. W. Bowen III
Moncks Corner Police Department

Family and Friends,
I want you to know that my family is praying for you. I wish that I had magic words to ease your heartache and make all the pain go away. As you face each day without him just know that you have an extended family that loves you and relates to your sadness. We will always be there for you and know that we will never forget.

Cathy Hill
surviving spouse
Deputy Barrett Hill
Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas
e.o.w. 12/4/00
Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

So very sorry to read of your tragic loss.

Neil Readyhoof
London Metropolitan Police

This Poem is dedicated to the
Memory of Corporal Kenneth J. Johnson
"He is still alive in our Hearts" and nothing can replace laying your life down for humanity and the residents of South Carolina.

Live Your Love and Love Your Life

If life is to grow, love is to build
If life is short, love is eternal
If life is quantity, love is quality
If life hurts, love heals
If life takes, love gives
If life takes energy, love gives faith to produce effortless and endless energy
If life is hard, love makes it easier
If life is empty, love makes it full with more achievements
If life is mean, love can make it more meaningful.

Written by Ngo Dong,
Founder of Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts

Helen Moore, Assistant City Planner
City of North Charleston

My thoughts and prayers go out to Corporal Kenneth Johnson's family, friends and co-workers. You are not alone in your grief and pain. You have your family of law enforcement here to pray for you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols
Wife of Alabama State Trooper Brian K. Nichols EOW 02/17/2002

When shall the needless loss of life end? This year South Carolina and the LEO communities have lost to count three officers starting with deputies D.J. Coursen, and officer Tate on January 8th and now a state trooper. Law enforcement is one of the of the most thankless yet so many enter it, not for the money or the gratitude from those they have helped. However, it goes with out saying that the job they do takes a special breed of person. A commitment by not only the officer but their families as well. It is with these families we rest our prayers when their loved one has been called to serve duty with God and as such their mission ends here but their legacy shall live on in the hearts and souls of all who knew them and worked in the field of Public Safety.

May you rest in peace and know you were loved and will always be loved. Go with God on the wings that guided you upon the journey you took here upon our earth.

Todd Maschino

God Bless You Corporal Kenneth J. Johnson.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

Deputy Mark Richardson & Deputy L. Avant
Horry County Sheriff's Office

I would like to extend sincere condolence on behalf of our District to the family of Cpl. Kenneth Johnson, and to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Even though you are many miles away, we all feel the loss when a fellow State Trooper is lost. May God bless and be with all of you in this most difficult time.

Lt. Dan M. Vickmark
Minnesota State Patrol

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Johnson. The South Carolina Highways will never be the same without you.

CO II Ryan Bassett
Lino Lakes Correctional Facility

My sympathy goes out to the family and co-workers of Cpl. Johnson. May God bless each and every one of you.

M. Horton

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Corporal Kenneth Johnson. Rest in peace.

Officer William J. Fritts
Columbus Police Department

Only those who have dedicated themselves to the profession of law enforcement truly realize the cost of a free and safe nation, for it is only those brave few who pay the price.

Special Agent
Virginia State Police

Sometimes I just sit here and pray for the families, friends, and co-workers, knowing what the coming months hold...the final call, the flag draped coffin, taps, amazing grace on bagpipes, the folded flag to the widow...we can never know what God's plans are for us, and it becomes increasingly difficult to see so many give up their lives to protect others. Our only consolation lies in the fact that on final judgement day those responsible will pay through eternity. Corporal Johnson, thank you for your service, and know that your family will be taken care of by your brothers and sisters in the law enforcement community. To his family, I hope you find comfort in knowing people are praying for you,and that he will always be a hero...
Isaiah 40:31

Officer JV Jackson
FCPS Division of Law Enforcement Lexington, KY

Another S.C.S.T. has joined gods guardian angels. I am deeping saddened at this terrible loss. My prayers and thoughts go out Corporal Johnson's family and fellow officers, those he would call his second family, his comrades. We will always remember your dedication, bravery and ultimate sacrifice in protecting your state and your community. Thank you Corporal Johnson for a job well done. Rest in peace my brother!!!!

Officer Gary W.Jenkins
Phenix City Police Dept.

On behalf of the National Drug Interdiction Association, I would like to express our deepest regards, sympathy, and condolences to the family, friends and fellow troopers of Corporal Kenneth J. Johnson. Nobody can ever be prepared for the unthinkable. We take life for granted everyday. We feel your loss. We will all miss you fallen hero. Rest in peace brother, rest in peace.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

Douglas R. Wright / Board of Directors
National Drug Interdiction Association

Another Hero taken from us. God bless Kenneth , his Wife, Children,and the Brave men and women of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Detective JC Johnson
Danville Police Dept. Danville Va.

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