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

“REMEMBER ME”
Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
“IT IS IN DEATH THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER”
Author Unknown

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

October 26, 2006

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Sheriff Johnson's family and friends. Thank you for your service.

K-9 Deputy Charles R Bitler
Greenwood Co. Sheriff Department

October 26, 2006

God needed a Sheriff.
Yor will not be forgotten.

Officer J.M. McCluskey #2086
Wichita Police Department

October 26, 2006

You gave the ultimate sacrifice trying to save a mentally challenged suspect. You served well, and we'll continue the fight. Thanks for your example and sacrifice, it will last forever.

Ptlm

October 26, 2006

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. We thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.....

Deputy Aaron W. Williams #632
Roanoke County Sheriff's Office Va.

October 26, 2006

May god bless you and your family seems everyday on officer down lately a officer has been killed. we march on and do our jobs without any public recgonition but God knows whats we do each and everyday and that is enough for us because surely he has reserved a spot for us. " Blessed are the peacekeepers for they shall be called the son's of God".

D. Gonzalez
Federal Bureau Of Prisons

October 26, 2006

YESTERDAY IS HISTORY, TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY AND TODAY IS A GIFT.

SHERIFF JOHNSON, YOU REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. I SALUTE YOU! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. YOU DID NOT LOSE YOUR LIFE, YOU GAVE IT IN SERVICE TO OTHERS. A TRUE HERO INDEED.

THOSE CLOSE TO THIS HERO, PLEASE TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT I, ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS ACROSS THIS LAND, GRIEVE WITH YOU. KEEP HIM IN YOUR HEART, AND PASS HIS STORY ALONG. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

October 26, 2006

To the family, co workers and citizens of Sheridan County, Our prayers are with you in this time of grief.

jerry niles, undersheriff
Garfield Co. S.O. Oklahoma

October 26, 2006

Thank you for your dedication and your faithful years of service. Rest in peace sir.

shannon
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

October 26, 2006

REST IN PEACE BROTHER

SGM JOHNNY ACEVEDO
US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES/SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

October 26, 2006

Sheriff Johnson, thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. May God bless your family.

Former Patrolman Andrew McGahey
Jackson Police Dept. Mississippi

October 26, 2006

May God watch over your family during this tragic time. May He also guide you into eternal peace. Rest in peace, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

October 26, 2006

Rest in Peace Brother, you will truly be missed. Thank you for your dedication, sacrifice, and service. You are a true hero. Our deepest sympathy to your family, friends, and agency. From the Paola, KS Police Department.

Deputy Chief Don Poore
Paola, KS Police Dept

October 26, 2006

Thank you, Sheriff Johnson, for your service to the people of Kansas as well as the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Hero!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas
civilian

Janice Brown
civilian

October 26, 2006

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
Sandy Springs Police, GA

October 26, 2006

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Sheriff Johnson; may he rest in peace and always be remembered as a hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

October 26, 2006

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Eddleman
FTW TX PD

October 26, 2006

On behalf of the Emporia Kansas Police Department we are soo sorry for your loss.

Roxanne VanGundy
Emporia Police Department/Lyon County Sheriff

October 26, 2006

I am saddened to read of your death while serving your community. My thoughts and condolences are extended to your family and colleagues.Your unselfish sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Sergeant Brian Bowman #6357
Toronto Police Service

October 26, 2006

Rest in peace, brother. You will not be forgotten.

Dan Lair
Lufkin PD

October 26, 2006

Rest in peace brother, you will truly be missed. thank you for your dedication, service and sacrifice. You are a true hero. my deepest sympathy to your family, friends and department.

Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

October 26, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

Chief Brian Raetz
Kankakee County Sheriff's Police, IL

October 26, 2006

May Our Lord bless and keep you, may He comfort and strengthen your loved ones.

October 26, 2006

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