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

I met Cpl. Jeff Johnson about nine years ago when he was then Lance Corporal Johnson. I was a rookie city police officer and immediately had a rapport with Jeff and would occasionally cross paths with him when his duties brought him into the city. When I learned that Jeff was promoted to Corporal, I could think of no Trooper that would represent the State of South Carolina or the Berkeley/Charleston County district better. I, and many of my colleauges, were saddened at the loss of Cpl. Jeff Johnson to our law enforcement community and will miss him for the remainder of our lives. The South Carolina Highway Patrol lost a fine Trooper that will be very difficult to replace. Every police officer lost a true friend.

Sergeant John Grainger
City of Goose Creek Police Department

thank you for your service sir. god bless you and your family. R.I.P.

Rest in peace brother! God bless you & your family. We have the watch.. Job well done.

K.S.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.(NC)

God bless you and your family for your defense of my freedom. Tears from an old Marine.

If there was a slab of interstate, highway, or roadway my family traveled on I would want that caliber Trooper working it.

To Corporal Johnson family and friends our hearts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and may your love one rest in peace.

D. Jones
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01


PPD, Prentiss Ms.

May our Lord and Savior bless your family and may He walk with the officer of the South Carolina Highway Patrol daily.

Ofcr. Phillip Shuler
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

Rest in peace, you are in our thoughts and prayers...

Officer Don Hurley
Eloy Az. Police Department

To the family, friends & co-workers of Corporal Johnson,
I was in Myrtle Beach and had just purchased a copy of a Police Officer's Prayer when I heard about your loved one's tragic death. Some people mean well when they say that he is in a better place and even though that is so, it doesn't help you feel any better. Just know there are others who have been there in your shoes and we will be praying for you. The days ahead of you will be filled with many feelings...pain, sorrow, anger, some guilt, loneliness and joy for having known Corporal Johnson. Let your friends and loved ones help you through this most difficult time. Time hasn't seemed to help lessen my pain any but hopefully it will help you and me also learn to cope with our pain & loneliness. May God bless and keep each of you and give you strength.

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin E. Taylor NCHP E.O.W. 10-3-01

Telecommunicator
NC Highway Patrol

Gone But NEVER FORGOTTEN. For now we have the watch that you so bravely gave your life for. Honor and defend it we will for now we have another angel to always guide us. Rest in peace our brother, you shall forever be missed.

Keith Porter
Medshore Ambulance Service

My family and I would like to express our deepest appreciation to Cpl Johnson and his family for his ultimate sacrifice for the people of South Carolina. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

FTO Matthew Sisler
Mount Pleasant Police Dept. SC

I did not have the opportunity to ever meet Cpl Johnson, but I felt the pain of his loss like every other Trooper and law enforcement officer. We do not like to think about it, but we know that each day when we leave home it may be the last time we see our loved ones on earth. My family and I want to convey to Cpl Johnson's family that we are praying for them, and that the law enforcement community will be here to support them. I am also going to leave a copy of a poem that was read at Eric Nicholson's funeral. It had such an impact upon me that I carry it with me everywhere I go.

The policeman stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as neatly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said
No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us that carry badges
Can't always be a Saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my walk was rough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the street are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook in fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among these people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't… I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne
Where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the Judgement of his God.

"Step forward now policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown


Thank you, Cpl Johnson, for your service to the great state of South Carolina.

TFC DW Sexton
SCHP - District 4

THIS IS A REMINDER TO EACH AND EVERY OFFICER,"BE SAFE AND REMEMBER OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT" THIS IS A GOOD PAGE,IT IS A EYE OPENER

OFFICER M.D. HARRINGTON
RADFORD UNIVERSITY POLICE

TO THE FAMILY AND TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL, I ALONG WITH THE WILSON POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE DEEPLY SADDENED OF YOUR LOSS.
REST IN PEACE AND GOD BE WITH YOU ALL.

SPO J Anthony\
Wilson Police Department

To the Family,Friends and Colleagues of Corporal Kenneth J.Johnson:

On behalf of the 1500 members of the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association I wish to express our Heartfelt Condolences for your Tragic loss. Please keep in mind it is Dedicated Law Enforcement Officers like Corporal Johnson
who continue to Inspire All of Us In The "Law Enforcement Community" who continue to "Protect and Serve".God Bless Corporal Johnson! We will not forget.

James T.Carr
President
New York State
Supreme Court
Officers Association

Senior Court Officer James T.Carr
New York State Courts

WELL DONE THY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. WE WILL NEVER WALK THE STREETS ALONE.

MASTER DEPUTY DON HODGES
ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Very sorry to hear of the loss. Love to you all.

detective
met Police in London

"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4
May God bless your wife and children. Your sacrifice shall be remembered always.

Patrolman J. O'Meara
Summerville Police Department

Another tragic and senseless loss of an AMERICAN HERO
May God bless and comfort the family "especially the children", friends and co-workers of CPL. Johnson
A Brother in Blue

The SKI Family 537
Horry County Police Dept. S.C.

As a retired Officer and step-mother of Ptl. Wayne A. Leon,#1338, killed on duty 6-25-00, I send both my love and understanding to the family of Corporal Johnson. My son was killed during a traffic stop and I have come to realize that his death is not about his not being careful, he was a very fine Officer, just as Cpl. Johnson. It is about 2 fine men who, while doing an often thankless job, were killed by heartless people. Each of these fine men leave behind a wife and children. Each, whose life and legacy will live in those children and all of us who loved them. We will all go on living in a world of good and bad, yet made better by fine men and women who gave the ultimate. They will forever live in our hearts and in our souls.
God bless you all.

Terry L. M / Retired Ptl..
CPD

Trooper Johnson now patrols the streets of heaven, may this fact comfort the family, friends and co-workers. Well served Peace Officer, may you rest in peace.

Sgt Kevin McGowan
Charleston Police Department (SC)

May the memories of your loved one and those special times you shared together be of comfort to you now and in the days ahead...bring peace to your heart. Our daughter is an officer for North Charleston Police Dept. Yes, we worry for her as you did you for your husband. If I we can be of any assistance to you and your family,,,, please don't hesitate to call.

I leave you with this poem:

"My Friend, Take My Hand"

I cannot ease your aching heart,
Nor take your pain away,
But let me stay and take your hand
And walk with you today.

I'll listen when you need to talk,
I'll wipe away your tears,
I'll share your worries when they come,
I'll help you face your fears.

I'm here and I will stand by you,
Each hill you have to climb.
So take my hand, let's face the world...
Live one day at a time.

You're not alone, for I'm still here...
I'll go that extra mile,
And when your grief is easier,
I'll help you learn to smile!!

With upmost sympathy,

Ralph,Pat, & Melanie Thomas Family

Mrs. Pat Thomas
Home

I'm sad to see I lost another brother. I know he will stand his beat on the streets of heaven and watch his fellow brothers and sisters from above. May the Lord be with his family in their time of sorrow. God Bless

Deputy
Dane County Sheriff's Office, WI

To the family of Corporal Johnson, we are so very sad for this senseless unhuman shooting. This is the way of life for many of the officers from all over the country & cowards run into the justice system. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family and co-workers during this time. GOD BLESS

Janice, Proud wife of
Sgt. Dan R. Starnes
Killed in the Line of Duty
July 10, 2001

janice
wife of fallen officer

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.

174B
Saint Petersburg Police Dept

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