Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jeremiah Kirk Johnson

Emery County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Tuesday, May 27, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jeremiah Kirk Johnson

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 15 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 27, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 27, 2015

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

February 1, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


May 27, 2009

Miah, We will never forget!

Sgt. Les Wilberg
Emery County Sheriff's Office

September 25, 2008

Your EOW was 5 years ago today, but to read this now is absolutely heartbreaking. May God comfort your loved ones and be a Father
to the Fatherless. Gone too soon!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 27, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this day. You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 27, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

Reading the reflections and seeing your pictures brings back a lot of great memories. We had a lot of good times together.
Miss ya buddy!



December 18, 2007

"In the simple performance of duty,
he pinned on a badge,
checked his gear with a practiced eye,
and kissed his loved ones good-bye.
In the simple performance of duty,
he reported for work,
joked with his buddies at roll call,
and made his last trip down the squad room hall.
In the simple performance of duty,
he answered the call
to help the helpless, to find the lost,
no matter the danger or how great the cost.
In the simple performance of duty,
he lay down his life,
for those in peril he tried to save,
our brave friend went to his grave.
In the simple performance of duty,
we honor his deed,
as we carry him to rest in a flag-draped casket,
long after the world has forgotten, we shall never forget.
Never judge or regret, what he did, In the simple performance of duty."

-Author unknown

October 5, 2007

May you rest safe with The Lord and may He shower your loved ones with many blessings.

May 27, 2007

It will be 4 years since you were called away from duty and you have not been forgotten by those that love you dearly. They will never let your memory die, nor will the Blue Family ever let that happen. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 27, 2007

The officer's niece Elizabeth Jensen wrote a lovely tribute to him in the Winter 2007 edition of The Godfrey Update.

March 21, 2007

All this time and I finally know what you were talking about! Thank you and I love you. I miss you with all my heart. Squirt.

Jessica Anderson (Miah's little sister)

March 28, 2006

When a police officer dies, it is not just the agency who loses an officer but the entire nation as well. And all of law enforcement mourns.

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 12, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 4, 2004

It has been nearly 2 weeks since I was going to meet you, Trevor, and Noah at the "table with the flowers" in Balley's. In my heart I knew that you would not be there; but, it was something that I had to do. I arrived 10 minutes early, and then cried for 30 minutes because you did not show up with those precious little boys to watch the fountains at Ballegio. You have been gone for over 6 months, but the hurt and pain still exists.

I look at your pretty face every time I walk down the hall and feel so empty inside, wondering why "God" took you away without you checking "10-42" without permission and too early.

I thougt that our Thanksgiving 1800 hour "date" would give me closure, but it only brought back the tears and pain of losing you.

Every day I reflect on your weird sense of humor, your pretty face, and your desire and passion for law enforcement.

I love you and miss you.

Your Other Mother,

Kathy Jensen
Emery Co. Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2003

Jeremiah, rest in peace brother, hopefully we will get a chance to meet when it's my time. Besides our shared name, our fathers also shared the same name. Randy Johnson.

PD 55

Officer Jeremiah V. Johnson
Brookings Police Department, Brookings, South Dakota

November 28, 2003

To The Family Of Deputy Johnson,

May God Comfort You And Bless You.
It Is Truly A Sad Time For All Officers And Their Families When A Tragedy Of This Nature Takes Place. Please Remember His Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten.

To All The Officers Out There - God Bless And Stay Safe.

Tony Degn

Tony Degn
Formerly Ogden City

October 21, 2003

I am so sorry for your loss..... but remember that all of our fallen officers are heroes, as well as the officers we still have! God Bless! and Officer, I would like to ask to to tell Deputy Ed Dare that everyone in Southern Utah loves and misses him!

Iron County, Utah

Many people in this life have few honorable memories such as those who have had the privilege of a special person in the family that tries to protect others, their lives, their livelyhoods and their little ones. May the knowledge that you had that special person in your life give rise to strength, hope and determination to live the best lives you can. Thank you for being so willing to share his life with all of us that needed his help.

Paula Lindsay
Sister to OD David Jones

Its been a little over a month since you left us, I want you to know how much you are missed around here.
I see your family in the community and think how hard it is for each of them missing a Dad, son and brother.
no one can take your place and I feel it was a privilege to call you my friend and fellow officer.
I know god needed you at this time for something special but it sure is hard to see you go.
I see your children and know how much they miss you, but I know you are watching over them. a well as the rest of us.

Miah you are a very special friend and I miss you.

Sgt N.S. Vuksinick
Emery County Sheriff's Office .

Sgt N.S. Vuksinick
Emery County Sheriff's Office

My heart goes out to you Mrs. Johnson in your time of heartache. I lost Adam this year and thought nothing could be worse until I realized there are so many people like my self. Your pain will get easier. Your bad days will happen not so often and you find yourself having good days again. But when your bad days come about think of when he made you laugh or silly little things he would just to get a smile. I'm sure your husband is greatly missed. I just wish no one else woudlhave to go threw what I did. But I have learned that the polic family is always there. They will never let you down lean on them or any of us. You will find we are family now.

Katrina Hickox
girlfriend of Adam eow1-13-03

To the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Johnson, please accept my condolences. We all mourn with you.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Dept.

May God grant your family a comforting peace as you transcend this earthly bound. I have no doubt that God will meet you with open arms as you go forth to patrol the streets of heaven under his command. May God bless you, your family, friends, and all of the remaining peace officers who will continue the watch here in your absence.

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