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

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


October 17, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero who will never be forgotten


March 8, 2008

Hey Uncle Jeff,
I just wanted to let you know how much your missed and that I think about you all the time. You really looked out for me alot, and I will never forget it. I love you and hope to see you in heaven one day.


February 12, 2008

It's hard to believe that you have been gone 5 years, my friend, I remember the last time I spoke to you, 2 weeks before you left. I wish I could see and hear you again, your southern accent and quick wit. You are missed.

Lt. P. Haynes (Retired)
Dept. of Defense Police

November 25, 2007

Hi Jeff, we became the best of friends in such a short time. Working with you was a joy. The thing I remember most is how you were so proud of your family. You were a good trooper and a truly good man. I say a pray for you and your family everyday. I truely miss you. Rest in peace

Retired SCHP D Lyn
SCHP Friends

October 1, 2007

You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service, Rest in peace.

New York State Police

August 28, 2007

God Bless you Jeff & your family! Brave, Courageous, & Honorable. You're a true HERO! May you rest in peace dear cousin.

Erica Wilkes
2nd cousin of Jeff Johnson

August 14, 2007

I never got to meet him, but he was a great person! I'm terribly sorry for his family. I can't believe it's been 5 years already. Time surely passes by fast. I wish I could have met him, but I never did and I wonder why I didn't. I grew up hearing great things about him. I remember my mom & aunt telling me that Jeff pulled them over one day a long time ago when they liked to ride around town a lot. He didn't pull them for speeding or anything, just to talk. Again, I'm terribly sorry for Melissa, Nicholas, & Ashton. Also, to all of his close relatives.

Erica Wilkes
2nd cousin of Jeff Johnson

August 14, 2007

The loneliest place in the world is the human heart when your love and presents is absent from Nicholas, Ashton and I. I will and always forever love you and be your wife. Like you and I have always said to each other "Together forever". See you soon baby.

Melissa Johnson
Wife of Cpl. Kenneth J. Johnson

August 1, 2007

Jeff was one of the finest troopers I ever had the privilege to work with. I worked with Jeff when I was stationed in Charleston, SC from 1989-1997. It broke my heart when I read about this tragedy. I want his children to know what a great man and hero their father was. I can still see him laughing and joking as we payed basketball at Stratford High School on Sunday nights. I pray that his family is doing well now and that knowing there father was such a great man helps in some way.

Michael Capell
Former SC State Trooper and friend

July 18, 2007

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

July 11, 2007

Five Years have passed and It still seems unbelievable to me..I salute you my Brother for your Courage, Dedication
to the SCHP and your Family and the way you lived your Life..I never told you but I am so PROUD of you..Gone but Never Forgotten..We all Love and Miss You..Jr

Jr Johnson

Jr Johnson

July 7, 2007

God speed my brother. You and your family are in our prayers.

Kentucky State Police

July 7, 2007

Honoring “KJ” on the five-year anniversary of his line of duty death. As classmates in patrol school, I had the pleasure of knowing KJ, his dorm room was diagonally across from mine. His room was the center place for us to gather. Those who knew him will miss KJ and he will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him. May GOD continue to wrap his arms around the Johnson family and comfort them with his peace.


July 7, 2007

Jeff As we watched Nicholas graduate last night, we know you were there with us. He stood tall and poised. I know you are proud to see your fellow officers and friends stand proud with the family to see your son graduate. It was a very proud and sad night knowing you weren't there. As we pray everyday I know you are looking down on all of us with a smile. We miss you so much and know one day we will meet again. You would have fussed at Ash for crying for watching her brother take that leap of growth. We as a family will always love and miss you no matter how many years go by. You will be forever in our hearts.

michelle Dubay Wilson
sister in law

May 30, 2007

Corporal, I just wanted to let you and your family know you are not forgotten. Each and every time I ride done the College Park road and see the spot were you died that night I remember your ultimate sacrifice. You are a HERO and I am sorry that you had to go so soon. Rest in Peace.

May 2, 2007

COLTS WIN..COLTS WIN..I only wish you were here to see your team win the Superbowl..but I know you were looking down from Heaven with a BIG smile on your face..we all Love you & miss you..Jr

Jr. Johnson - Brother

Jr Johnson

February 4, 2007

You were and always will be a part of one of the biggest families in the world. A police officer one who has hundreds and thousands of brothers and sisters who do their job everyday. Even though all may not have known you, they are all a part of you.

May God Bless you and your Family for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Vance Iello
Retired Narcotics Det. NYPD

January 2, 2007

It has been 4 years since your tour of duty ended and I know your loved ones and close friends think of you every single day and will for as long as they walk this earth. You have not been forgotten nor will you ever be. You will be carried in the hearts of those that were close to you, forever. Wrap your wings around them and protect them from harm. You are a ture hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 28, 2006

Corporal Johnson you are a hero. Thank you for your service to the citizens of South Carolina. Rest in peace my brother. May God continue to bless your family.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 7, 2006

It's been another year since you were taken from heart is heavy today, but I'm trying to think about the good times..we all Love you and miss you..Jr

Jr Johnson

July 7, 2006

May you Rest in peace and may Our Lord continue to comfort and strengthen your loved ones.

July 7, 2006

God bless you and your family. I want to thank each and every police officer for holding peace in our Country as i go over seas to fight for our country. Thank you and god bless.

Lcpl Travis Owens

March 25, 2006

Corporal Johnson, I didn't know you but I know what you stood for. And because of that, it makes me a better person. God Bless you, your family, friends and fellow Troopers. Semper Fi.

AZ Narc

November 4, 2005

I love you and miss you very much and i hope to see you soon up in heavan.

Ashton Johnson
His daughter

September 8, 2005

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