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Deputy High Constable Robert Marmaduke Johnson

Richmond High Constable's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1958

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Reflections for Deputy High Constable Robert Marmaduke Johnson

Rest in peace Deputy High Constable Johnson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. You are honored and remembered today the 59th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 5, 2017

My reflection is that I was a child, a neighbor, who was a best friend of Robert Marmaduke Johnson's daughter, deep into her life. I remember Robert and Margaret Johnson as a wonderful couple who loved their family and I remember the very day that it hit the news about his death. Time sometimes not heal hearts. What I can say to the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even Aubrey and Ofa (I recall Aubrey and Ofa) is that it was nice knowing your family. I know of some other tragedies as well. I particularly remember Margaret and her sister who I called Aunt Lorraine. To all of you, your family has always been remembered in some people's hearts. I always loved your sister. I last saw her when she and I lived in Florida and I pray she is okay. I think of her often No closer person has ever been more like a sister. My mother and father are with your parents, Aubrey, and I hope they have reunited. God's touch is warm and kind. I know your family is proud of all their grandchildren and theirs. Much love.

grew up with Robert Johnson's daughter

May 5, 2014

Never forgotten brother, never forgotten. Today we dedicate our watch to your memory.

Sgt. J.L. Slaughter
Radford Police Department, VA

December 5, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

What a wonderful legacy both you and your wife lefdt for your family which has obvioiusly been continued by your son.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 5, 2011

RIP.You will never be forgotten by the ones who love you and knew you.


October 5, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

You are obviously a man loved and respected by a generation of family that never personally knew you, but by love and respect has been handed down through your memory. That speaks so well of you, and what you taught your son, who in turn passed it on to his family.

God Bless you Sir for the man that you were and the man that continues to live with a remarkable family.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 4, 2007

I have known this family all of my life and have never heard this story. Hope all is well with you guys.

Timm Miller

August 25, 2006

I’m proud that my grandfather served the public through his job in law enforcement. I, like my mom and sisters, never knew him. He passed away before I was born. I sometimes think about how difficult it must have been for my grandmother and her children to lose him so unexpectedly. There are so many things in life that are difficult to understand. But, I have learned that God brings good things out of every situation (even the very difficult ones). And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28, NIV). My dad (Aubrey Johnson) learned at an early age that life is precious – and so, he treasures his family. My parents’ home is a loving one where we fellowship often. Over the years, my parents’ have loved all of us (children, spouses, and grandchildren) through our own difficult life experiences. Thank you, God, for family!

Angella Johnson Brock

March 16, 2006

My grandfather, Robert M. Johnson, died tragically when my father was just sixteen years old. As a child, I remember looking at his pictures, and being fascinated by his resemblance to my father. As an adult, I see the similarities go way beyond looks. I have heard stories and I've seen pictures that have told me my grandfather was an extraordinary man, but the real proof is my father, Aubrey Johnson.

My dad has always worked hard to provide for his family. He is a devoted family man, who raised three daughters. He has supported us unconditionally through the best of times and the worst of times. He is a person who loves to laugh, and his greatest joys in life are his grandchildren. I have learned the importance of family through his love and dedication. I am very fortunate to have such a remarkable father.

I often think about the heartache in my father's life, and about the wonderful man he is today. To me, this says so much about the grandfather I never knew. I know he would be very proud of his son.

Malinda J. Harbison, Granddaughter

February 21, 2006

I grew up hearing about what a fine man my grandfather was, and also about how he died. I know that my father learned his sense of family and duty from his father. He worked a lot but I always knew we were and are the most important thing in the world to him. I never really understood how traumatic my grandfather's death was to his family until my husband died suddenly. My oldest son was 16, the same age as my own father. And my father stepped up and filled that role. So the legacy of family first lives on, from Bob Johnson through his son Aubrey, and now to my son. I'm sure my grandfather is smiling down with pride at both of them.

Pamella Johnson Paul

February 19, 2006

I never knew my father-in-law, Robert Johnson. He died approximately a year before I met his son, Aubrey. I did know and love his wife, Margaret Hall Johnson, who died in 1967. Through her and my husband, I learned a great deal about the kind of man Mr. Johnson was and the many good qualities he passed on to his children. However, there was not an abundance of information available about who Robert Johnson’s family was, where they came from, what happened to all of them, and we had no pictures of his family. I decided that we could not just let this family history disappear with the death of Mr. Johnson, so I started doing some family research. The information I have accumulated has not only given our children a better image of who their grandfather was, but also we can now think of the extended Johnson family as individuals who lived, loved, had families, and experienced the same joys and heartaches we have in our lives. This has been my contribution to the memory of a man I never met, but who has been a part of my life for many years now. Robert Johnson’s story has instilled in us all the importance of family and the knowledge that every day we have with family is a gift to be cherished.

Thank you, Robert and Margaret Johnson, for the gift of your son and the joys you have given me through him.

Ofa M. Johnson

Ofa Johnson, Daughter-in-law

February 19, 2006

My dad, “Bob” Johnson, died when I was only 16 years old and my most vivid memories of time spent with him include our hunting together in Goochland County, Sunday afternoon rides in the country, and a vacation on Hatteras Island. Dad was an easy going man of good character who was devoted to his family and worked two jobs to take care of us. Words cannot describe the impact his death had on our family. My memories of our family life in the months following his death are, and always have been, extremely painful and vague. However, one memory stands out and helps to define the person my mother was. That Christmas, just weeks following Dad’s death, Mother took us to visit the man who accidentally shot her husband as an offer of goodwill to him and his family. Dad would have been proud of her. My dad never had the opportunity to know the adults his children came to be, his 10 grandchildren, nor his great grandchildren. However, he left a lasting impression of what a husband and father should be that has been passed on to all of these children.

Rest in peace, Dad. Forty Eight years later I still think of you often. You have been missed and loved.

You son,Aubrey Johnson

Aubrey P. Johnson, Son

February 19, 2006

So sorry to hear how your life was tragically cut short. Thank you for your service to the City of Richmond. You are not forgotten.

M. Bartholme
Richmond (VA) Police Department

September 26, 2004

I believe every officer should have a reflection, I wish your family peace and give Doug Wendel a hug from us who miss him.

God Bless you!!!!

richmond citizen

January 22, 2004

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