Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Anthony Lorror Johnson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, January 7, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony Lorror Johnson

God Bless the friends, family, and co-workers of Detective Johnson. Try to find comfort and peace in keeping his memories alive, and know that he is watching over us all.

LEO Wife
NJ

Rest in peace sir. You will not be forgotten. You have so much waiting on you in heaven. God Speed that assignment.

Concerned Military Member
USAF

Thank you foe your service...you will never be forgotten.

Andi-Criminal Justice Student

THE POLICEMAN’S LAST ROLE CALL

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS. HE HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING, JUST AS BRIGHTLY 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 who carry badges can’t always be a Saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I’ve been violent because the streets 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 to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept many unmanly tears. I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you’ve a place for me 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 judgment 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."

Saddened Person
Citizen of Indiana

To the family, freinds and co-workers of Det. Anthony Johnson. Today as we laid to rest my co-worker in South East Iowa, I realized how large and caring this family named law-enforcement really is. I've spent the last 20 minutes reading the reflections in Deputy McElderry's site and assure you that you are part of the largest family in the world. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God be with you and be careful.

Patrolman and his wife
Bloomfield, IA

THIS INCIDENT SHOWS US THAT A POLICE OFFICER CAN DIE OFF DUTY AS WELL AS ON DUTY.WE LOST A GOOD CITIZEN AS WELL AS A PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.GOD BLESS DETECTIVE JOHNSONS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS.MAY YOU REST IN PEACE BROTHER.GONE,BUT NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

Another hero's life taken too soon. Thank you for ur many years of service.
My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Johnson. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

My thougths and prayers are with Detective Anthony Johnson's family, friends and co-workers. You will never be alone in your pain and grief. Your law enforcement family and fellow survivors are always with you. Pslam 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

I am always saddened to hear of a Law Officers passing, my prayers go out to the Family, friends, and fellow officers of Detective Anthony Johnson during this delicate time.

God Bless your soul dear Brother...

Officer Glenn McGloughlin
King County Jail

God speed to you brother....you will be missed

Anonymous

REST IN PEACE AND GOD BLESS YOU DETECTIVE JOHNSON. ANOTHER HERO LOST, A SAD DAY FOR AMERICA.
MAY THE PERSON YOU FOUGHT WITH BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT.
YOUR FAMILY AND FELLOW OFFICERS, AS WELL AS YOU, ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS HERE IN N.Y.

A BROTHER IN BLUE

PTLM
CPD, NY

To the family, friends and coworkers of Detective Johnson my heart and prayers go out to all of you. May God help you all through this terrible time of loss. Detective Johnson, Thank you for an excellent job you have done and you will now continue your watch from above. Rest in peace Detective.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/2002

I send my condolences to your family and Department. May God take care of you, Brother in Blue.


Uk Police

May you rest in peace after many, many years of outstanding service to your community. Your family, friends, and co-workers will be in my thoughts and prayers........John 15:13

Shelly Ragsdale, surviving spouse
Officer Alan Ragsdale, Hohenwald Police Dept., EOW 11-27-00

Go rest now Detective Johnson your time on earth is through.
Thank you for your time here. My prayers are with your co-workers, friends and family during this tragic event. God be with you all

Seaford Delaware

Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen

Dear Law Enforcement Family and Friends,

I am saddened by your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracy
Policeman's Wife

Our condolances go out to the friend, family, and fellow officers. On the 7th, we laided to rest a deputy. Although he is gone, his name and sole will live on forever. Heavens streets are a little safer now. Rest in Peace.


Southern Iowa

Having lived outside Philly for many years, I feel this tragic loss tremendously. My heart goes out to the family and friends of this hero. Rest in peace.

Andrew
Baltimore City Police

To our brother in blue may you rest in peace. Your family, friends, and co-workers are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

Dear Family and Friends,
Our hearts are saddened to learn of your loss. We are praying for you to find a peace to get you through each day.

Cathy Hill
surviving spouse Deputy Barrett Hill
e.o.w. 12/4/00
He died protecting those he didn't even know.

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