Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Sergeant James Milton Johnson

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, November 11, 2004

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Reflections for Reserve Sergeant James Milton Johnson

Lori and family

I am saddened beyond words that your family is suffering the grievous loss of your cherished sons, Matt and Joshua. When I spoke to you earlier this week, I told you that you were in my heart's embrace and I was trying to hold you up from miles away. I am honored that you reached out to me, and I will be here for you anytime you need me. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.

Your friend for always

Larry's mom

July 11, 2011

My heart is breaking for your family. I remember reading your reflections upon your death in 2004 just a couple months after our precious Matthew left this earth. When I read about your precious sons/grandsons I was stunned beyond words. There are no words......Please accept our deepest, deepest sympathies for this horrendous loss.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Fallen Officer Matt Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/2004

July 8, 2011


I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious sons. You and you family are in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Wendy Wicker
Mickey's sister

July 7, 2011

God Bless

Virginia State Police

July 6, 2011

My prayers are with the family during this hard time. It's hard to understand how so many tragic things can happen to one family but God knows and using his support they will get through this. I pray they know the boys are now with Grandpa and having a ball. God bless each one of you and give you strength.

Barbara Edwards
Grateful Citizen

July 6, 2011

Lori, I know your heart must be filled with tears and no words can change that. I'm so sorry for your loss....

Holes in the floor of heaven...

EMS Inactive reserve MP USMC

July 6, 2011

A family in law enforcement is a strong one, and that strength is needed now more than ever. Your service is respected, and your memory will live on. RIP Brother.

ROfc. Koppenhaver
POPD, Washington

July 6, 2011

My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming months.

A police officer's Mom
Kent, Washington

July 6, 2011

I just heard about your grandsons. You have had so many tragic things happen in your family - I'm so sorry for each of you. I only got to see you twice but have thought about you often since then and especially now. I know you have your faith which has helped you through the past years and know that you will certainly have to lean on that and prayers of all of us around you to help you go on. Words aren't enough but know that if I was near you, I would sit with you in quietness just so you wouldn't have to be alone. Peace be with you....

Survivor of NC Trooper Calvin Taylor

July 6, 2011

Words escape me but memories will always remain. Matt and Josh will always be with my family. We have so many memories and I turn to them for temporary comfort. I will miss them more than I can express and we will be there for the family in any way we can.

None of this makes any sense. First my friend James, now my friends Matt and Josh. Our hearts ache and we will push forward knowing heaven is definitely a better place today with the addition of these two caring, gentle souls. God, please take care of them......

Close Friends

July 6, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
A trooper's Mom....

Mary Voss

July 6, 2011

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for your family during this very difficult time. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers and hope that your faith and strength as a family will help you endure this tragic event once again.

Dawn Poole

July 6, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. From our family to yours.

Sevierville Police Department
Sevierville, Tennessee

Ptl Mike Lequire
Sevierville Police Dept Tennessee

July 6, 2011

Lori and all of the Johnson-Rowley families;

It is so heartbreaking to know you have had so much tragedy in this lifetime. I know there are many strangers like myself who will continue to pray for you and for their souls. It is all we can do, but know you have a very special family of law enforcement officers there for you no matter where you travel, or whatever your needs might be, they are there not just now but in the future.

I also know those who have departed are in a place of special joy and it is up to us to honor their sacrifice by living the best life we can in going forward. I do know they are with us always and have made contact with my spouse which left me with much peace.

I do not know you but I give my love and support to you and your husband and families.

Widow of NYSP Investigator

July 6, 2011



July 6, 2011

So sorry for your devastating loss; my thoughts and prayers are with your family ...

Lynne Murray - P.O. - Ret'd.
Pittsburgh Police

July 6, 2011

My husband was killed in a jetski accident on May 21, 2011 so I understand your pain during this time. No words will provide comfort but know that many people will be praying for your strength during this horrible time. I am so sorry for ALL of you loss!

Sgt (Retired)
Detroit Police

July 6, 2011

May you be comforted by spoken and unspoken words , God is always with you! when you think He's not there close your eyes and you will see Him! There are always highs and lows in life I'm sorry you are in a low now but, remember....GOD will lift you up !

Pamela Erwin
A grateful citizen

July 6, 2011

Rest in peace Sarge.

Det. James P. McGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Department

July 6, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to your family who have again endured such a terrible loss at the hands of an irresponsible, selfish person. May you all find the strength, and eventually the peace you need to survive the loss of your family members.

Officer (Retired)

July 6, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time.

Carole Roberts
southern ohio correctional facility

July 6, 2011

I thought for awhile, and the only thing I could think of to say was how.... so very sorry I am for your family.

Please know and remember how many people have their arms around your family. Me included. It's more than you realize I'm sure.

God Bless

Kim Nall
A protected civilian

July 6, 2011

Dear Sarge,

Words completely fail us in times like these. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of devastating loss.

Please keep your sights on Christ as He is the only one who can truly bring peace to your mourning.

You have a vast number of brothers and sisters praying for you and your family. I wish there was more I could do or say.


Bryan Butler
Chaplain - District I and S.T.E.P.
Pasco Sheriff's Office, Florida

Chaplain Bryan Butler
Pasco Sheriff's Office, Florida

July 6, 2011

Lori, I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your two sweet baby boys!!! Take comfort they are in the arms of the Lord and your father now!! God Bless you and keep you strong!

Connie Roemer

July 6, 2011

God Bless you and your family in this terrible time. Losing a brother officer is always a hard thing to deal with. But hearing about the loss of his two grandsons at a family reunion is unbearable. I will be praying for you.

OFC Jason Huff
Denver Police Department
Denver, Colorado

Officer Jason Huff
Denver Police Dept.

July 6, 2011

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