Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Rodney Joseph Johnson

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 21, 2006

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Reflections for Officer Rodney Joseph Johnson

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this first anniversary of your EOW. Our government leaders need to wake up when incidents such as this occur as they have no idea how devastating this is to your loved ones. My son was also killed in the line of duty by an illegal alien who was supposed to have been deported but never was. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm and also those still out on patrol. You are a true hero.

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

September 21, 2007

It is been a year since you left us, far to soon. I miss you terribly, and there was not enough time for us. Words cannot express how much I love and miss you. I know you are an angel watching over all of us, and want us to live life like you did, with passion. I am honored to say you were my brother, and I will live my life like you did, loving Jesus, so I can see your shining face again in heaven.

Michele Brown

September 21, 2007

Today is September 21 a day I will never forget. I sit here with tears in my eyes and a broken heart. I miss you so much. Rodney I remember when we were kids how scar'y you was. We would have to make you fight back. I never would have thought you grow up to be a police officer. Rodney I can sit here today and say I am so proud to be your auntie. You have touch so many people hearts in different ways.God place you down here to do just that and you did. See some people dont know that we are here to love and help each other, I thank you for all your kind deeds. I will never for get you, I will always have you in my heart. Rodney your live didnt end it just began. I love you Rodney Joseph Johnson.

Love you
Aunt Shelia

shelia norman

September 21, 2007

one year ago today on a typical hot Houston day we were reminded that the battle between good and evil still goes on and on this day it appeared at least momentarily that evil won. We look to Jesus to give us victory in the final battle when our earthly bodies will be transformed into our heavenly bodies. Rest in peace.

retiredpo jones

September 21, 2007

On the eve of the anniversary of your EOW Officer Rodney Johnson, know that......

We carry your heart with us

We carry your heart with us(we carry it in
our heart)we are never without it(anywhere
we go you go, Rodney; and whatever is done
by only us is your doing, Rodney)
we fear
no fate(for you are our fate,Rodney)we want
no world(for Rodney you are not of this world,my friend)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

We carry your heart(we carry it in our heart)

A friend

September 20, 2007

~~~When Tomorrow Starts Without Me~~~

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time you think of me I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, and said my place was ready in Heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for and so much yet to do, it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things I'd miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity and all I've promised you. Today for life on earth is past but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free, so won't you take my hand and share my life with me?" So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart.

daughter of an officer

September 20, 2007

Oh my God, what is going on? what is it with the month of Sept. Today army spc Rodney Jerome Jonson is returned to Houston and his funeral is tomorrow. Rodney's name and tragedy is being relived all over again.


September 13, 2007

This is going to be the 1st year anniversary of Rodney leaving us, we miss our dear friend. Rodney was loved by many and it is reflected on the number of people who leave a reflection on this site, Rodney's is up to 12 pages, so its fair to say he is gone but not forgotten.


September 12, 2007

Two weeks from today will make a year. This last year has been hard. I have laughed and cried. I laugh about how much Rodney loved Micheal Jackson and how we did the robot in his mother's home about a year in a half ago. We was too big kids at heart. He called, me one of God's Angels on earth.He always encouraged my spirit and I'd always share God's word with him. He shared with me what he wanted to do with his life. The first was to be a priest. And the second was to be an officer. His feet was starting to bother him because of a previous accident.I remembered when he got out of the hospital and came to visit walking with a walker then later two canes.He was beginning to wonder how he was going to work with all the pain. I feel that God knew his child was getting tired. Rodney touched so, many people around the city of Houston. We was taught to speak to all. That was just the up bringing from our parents. I miss my friend. But I'm glad God was so gracious to allow us the opportunity to share great days. And so, many wonderful and glorious moments. He gave me a large picture of hisself and my other bestfriend Roy and said, to always keep this photo up so, men will know that I have two handsome men who loves me. I cherish that photo and Texan shirt he gave me. We are die hard Texan fans. Win are lose we are for our home teams. I have so, much to say. I miss my friend, but we'll see one another again when I join him in heaven.

Annette Swearington

September 7, 2007

It's so hard to believe that my best friend has been gone almost a year. I miss you terribly. I wish I could hear your voice or see that smile one more time. I know that everyone is still in denial, but we all are trying to find comfort knowing that you are home. I love you always and miss you much. I'll never forget you, and it was an honor to have you in my life.......Richey


August 19, 2007

I would like to offer my condolences to the family of this fallen hero. As a mother and wife I would like to say to his wife who is also a fellow officer " You and your husband give of yourselves in ways most people do not recognize." My family would like to thank you for what you give to this world in your service to us the citizens who need you daily. I will pray for you and your family. God walked in his garden on September 21, 2006 and he saw one of his most beautiful flowers and he said to himself " This flower belongs with me and so he called Officer Rodney Johnson home to be by his side." Bless You and your Family!

Lavina Johnson

June 24, 2007

Words cannot replace the love and friendshp we shared. Each day I wonder why? Our last conversation was a few days before his passing. He was so, excited about going to night shift. My heart is sadden and I know GOD loved him more. He recently talked to me about death and I told him we'd grow old. Keep his family in your prayers. Because Rodney is absent from the body, he's now present with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you all for a beautiful homegoing clebration. It was an awesome sight. I've cried so much. And I'm crying as we speak. I stay encouraged and cherish every breakfast,lunch,dinners we've shared and ecspecially our Walmart runs. We were competitive in diminoes and pool. And ladies one thing Rodney believe a man should do at all time is to open the door for us. We said,"I love you"each time we talked. Never be ashame to tell your bestfiends you love them and mean it. I don't hate the man that took his life. I only wish he knew the Rodney that loved life. I still hear his voice today saying,Johnson. He loved his job and I'm glad he fulfilled his dream. I thank God for sharing Rodney with me. To all be blessed and never settle for less than God best for your life.

Annette Swearington
One of Rodney's Bestfriend

June 2, 2007

I miss you, Big Daddy!

Officer J.L. Coffelt
Houston Police Department

June 1, 2007

I want him to know i love him very much and i miss him. My dad officer mark stewart cries every once in a while but uncle rodney i love you never forget me and i will never forget you i love you very much bye

Destinee stewart

May 16, 2007

Rodney, Thank you for your service as a Houston Police Officer. On May 9, 2007, I will begin my three hundred mile bike ride to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, located in Washington D.C. The bike ride is sponsored by the Police Unity Tour, which raises money for the memorial site. This year, I will proudly wear a bracelet in your honor, and will be dedicating my ride to you and your family. Thank you Rodney, for being a true hero!

Detective Mark DiCarlo
Morris Township Police Department

May 8, 2007

I went to the Capital today to honor you and your family. May God keep you close as I pray for those you had to leave behind.

Terry Donovan,spouse of Amy Lynn Donovan EOW 31 October 2004

May 7, 2007



April 24, 2007



April 19, 2007

To the family of Officer Johnson, We are truly sorry to hear of your loss. What a fantastic officer and we will truly miss him

Your METRO family


March 23, 2007

To the Johnson family,
As my husband and I read all 12 pages of reflections, we were moved by the love, pride and honor that was transcribed.
In May of this year, my husband will ride the VA Police Unity Tour for Officer Johnson. Each year he rides, we learn about the officer he is riding for so that he can carry that with him along the ride. This year he is proud to carry Officer Johnsons name on his bracelette for the 250+ miles.
While an officer in Fairfax, VA, we had two officer killed last May, the night before he left for the tour. It was with a heavy heart, he rode, as he will this year.
We hope you are finding peace in your memories, and honor in the life of your father and husband. He fought the good fight, and protects us all from the beat in the sky.
My two children, although very young, go to the tour each year as the come in to DC. We will find your fathers and husbands name and refect not on his death, but on the miracle of his life.

God Speed,
Patrick and Christi Hardy

Hardy, PO
Newtown Twp PD, PA

March 18, 2007

"It is not how they died but it is how they lived" are the words that have been engraved at the National Police Memorial. As part of the Police Unity Tour, I have been given the honor of riding for Officer Rodney Johnson. During the 300+ mile bike ride from New Jersey to Washington D.C., I will wear the blue bracelet that remembers and honors Officer Rodney Johnson for his life and his ultimate sacrafice, but the greatest gift I carry on the trip is in my heart that bears the thoughts and prayers for Officer Johnson and his family and the ability to show the nation that "We will never forget - We will always Remember"

Lieutenant Mark Anderko
Edison Police Department - Edison, NJ

March 16, 2007

"Nemo me impune lacessit"

Rest in peace Brother.

Officer J. Richards
Bayou Vista Police Department, Texas

March 10, 2007

God Bless the soul of Rodney Johnson. I viewed the support of fellow police officers at Officer Johnson's funeral. Many pulled over to the side of the road unheard of in any city anymore as a sign of respect. What a shame that he was shot by someone not supposed to be here.

Keith Kelley

February 2, 2007


Thanks for making us feel safe knowing that you always had our back. We'll never forget your smile, the big bear hugs or the way you called out our names. It was a pleasure knowing you and working with you. You will truly be missed.

To the family, you are always in my prayers and I pray that God comforts you and strengthens you as you live with your loss. I pray God's protection and peace on each of your lives. May He bless and keep you!

"No one assails me without punishment"

Your Sister-n-Law (Enforcement)

Senior Police Officer SD Jefferson
Houston Police Department

February 1, 2007

One can never really know or feel what its like to lose a love one until you have experienced it first hand and having done so I can tell you that life is never the same, those birthday's Christmas and so on. so when I say my condolences to you family members and my prayers, believe me when i tell you I know where you are without Rodney and I say a big Prayer that in that day when God promised to wipe away all our tears we will be able to do just that.


reynolds Blain

January 31, 2007

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