Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff James Leroy Johnson

Sheridan County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Thursday, October 26, 2006

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Reflections for Sheriff James Leroy Johnson

Rest easy Hero, we shall not forget.

Retired Police Officer

October 27, 2006

I SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND SHERIDAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT REGARDING THE DEMISE OF SHERIFF JAMES L.JOHNSON. I HOPE EVERYONE THAT KNEW THIS HONORABLE MAN WILL CONTINUE TO REMEMBER HIS BRAVERY, COURAGE, AND THE LEGACY IN WHICH HE LEFT.

SHERIFF JOHNSON YOUR SHIFT IS OVER NOW, WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE. REST IN PEACE, BROTHER...

DEPUTY JAMES E. BRADFORD JR.
BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

October 27, 2006

In Saint Michael’s Arms

I proudly chose this life of mine
To wear a badge upon my chest
As a member of this thin blue line
And serve with those who are the best

I’ve walked through blood and snow and heat
Helped put bodies in a sack
And fought with bandits on my beat
For those who can’t fight back

I’ve missed holidays and little league games
To guard the cities here on earth
Offered mine for those without a name
Because that’s what freedom’s worth

I’ve stood tall and straight in a sea of blue
While a flag draped coffin went by
Seen so many tears, and shed mine, too
As I’ve saluted a final goodbye

Yet for no special treatment will I pray
Until my final shift is done
When dispatched on that final day
To meet God’s only Son

I ask, Dear Lord, oh hear my plea
As your strength keeps me from harm
When I’m delivered unto Thee
Let it be in St. Michael’s Arms

God Bless you Sheriff James L. Johnson. My prayers are with you and your family.

Police Officer J.W. Moser
Russell Police Department

October 27, 2006

To the family and friends of Sheriff James L. Johnson and to his fellow officers of the Sheridan County Sheriff's Department:

I was so saddened to learn of the tragic death of this dedicated Sheriff who devoted so many years to law enforcement. On behalf of our entire family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you sustained when Sheriff Johnson was brutally murdered in the line of duty.

May you be comforted and supported by the warm embrace of your law enforcement family, and by other police survivors who share your painful journey.

My heart goes out to his family. I know that Sheriff Johnson profoundly touched the lives of many people and that he was an amazing husband, father, family member, friend and Sheriff. That is a wonderful legacy to leave to all those who cared for him.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Sheriff Johnson gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 26, 2006.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Pittsburg PD Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 27, 2006

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ may you rest in eternal peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross
Citizens/Iowa

October 27, 2006

I am so sad to hear of this loss. It has been less than 2 years since we lost our own James Johnson, my Dad. I know Daddy was there to greet him in heaven. I am sorry for the loss this community has suffered, and especially for his family. Know that our prayers are will you all. Thank you, Sheriff Johnson, for your service, dedication and sacrifice. God bless you.

Lori Johnson Rowley, wife of NC LEO
Daughter of Sgt. James Johnson, EOW 11/11/04, FCSO, NC

October 27, 2006

My prayers are with the friends and family of Sheriff Johnson. Never forget your fallen hero. R.I.P.

Cpl Sandro Rogelli
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

October 27, 2006

Godspeed Sheriff Johnson!


Indiana Citizen

October 27, 2006

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 27, 2006

There is a line
the color of the sky
on a clear afternoon

There is a line
the hue of the ocean
on a bright sunny day

There is a line
the purest shade of a newborn's eyes
awakening for the first time

There is a line
that protects us from harm
in all we do
whether day or night

There is a line
no one can penetrate
no one can alleviate

There is a line
made of those who choose
to follow a calling many do not hear
and still more do not comprehend

They choose to walk
the path of fear, hate, and mistrust
taken by so few
but marked by so many

And when one leaves this line
they leave a legacy
but the line does not break
for the remaining must still protect

There may be emptiness
a loss, or sadness
but never a hole
not in this line

This line that holds
the ghosts of the souls who have gone
and the souls of the ghosts who will be
The Thin Blue Line

Ivan Bernal
A friend for all law enforcement

October 27, 2006

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

October 27, 2006

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Sheriff Johnson's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and I am now married to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Carpenter. All of your COPS family is here for you and hurting for you. We all became a family when our loved ones became police officers and now we have even a stronger bond when one of our family members go down. We are here for you to help you along this journey you now have joined with us. God bless you all.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Vice President of Alabama COPS

October 27, 2006

TODAY WE LOST AN OTHER HERO.THANKS FOR YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE.MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.

G-MAN

October 27, 2006

God Bless Sheriff Johnson and his family during this tragic time. You are in our prayers.

A Citizen
Louisiana

October 27, 2006

Sheriff Johnson you are a hero. Thank you for your many years of service to your fellowman. God bless you and your family. May God grant your loved ones the strength to endure during this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

October 27, 2006

What a loss for the citizens of Sheridan Co.
RIP sheriff Johnson
May God Bless your Family and your Department

Detective
Chesterfield County PD (VA)

October 27, 2006

Sheriff Johnson will be greatly missed by the Law Enforcement community. You will not be forgotten for the service you have provided and the price you payed to keep your citizens safe.

Detective Aaron Tabing
Haysville Police Dept.

October 27, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the Friends and Family of Sheriff James L.Johnson. My heart goes out to you. May God Bless.

Sherrie Ilgenfritz
Citizen

October 27, 2006

We offer our deepest condolenes and sympathy to the family, and friends of Sheriff Johnson and to the Sheridan County Sheriff's Department. May God Bless each and every-one of you and help each one of you through this time. Our prayers are with you.

Pecos Police Department
Pecos, Texas.

October 27, 2006

Rest in Peace, Sir.

SBPA
U.S. Border Patrol

October 27, 2006

Once again we are faced with sorrow of another officer who has given their life helping to protect others. This not only brings sadness to the family but also to the department and the law enforcement of this great country and world. We pray that your sorrow will not be forgotten and that there are other officers there for you in your time of need.
Joe Taylor Cops Evangelist Ministries

Joe Taylor (Former FL LEO)

October 27, 2006

I worked with Sheriff Johnson once some years ago. He was an outstanding law enforcement officer. To his family and friends, my thought and prayers are with you.

Retired KDOT Investigator
Ks Dept. of Transportation

October 27, 2006

REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER IN BLUE FOR YOUR JOB HERE IS DONE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FELLOW OFFICERS.
BLESSED ARE THE PEACE KEEPERS FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

INV.MOSES
DETROIT POLICE DEPT

October 27, 2006

God bless our heroes. May the family and friends find strenghth in happy memories. May the family be held in God's arms.

Donald Grignon
father of fallen Officer-Louisville, KY

October 27, 2006

Rest in Peace my brother

Patrolman
Brush PD Colorado

October 27, 2006

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