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

Godspeed Sheriff Johnson. Your life and loss will never be forgotten. May God watch over your family, friends, and co-workers during this dark time.

Detective D. Thompson
Colorado Springs Police Department

November 1, 2006

We pause to honor the memory of Sheriff Johnson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. You have our deepest sympathies.

May God keep, comfort, and strengthen you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery P.D.

November 1, 2006

My prayers are with the family-friends and co-workers of Sheriff Johnson, also the citizens of Sheridan County. May the courage and integrity of the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office continue. God Bless you Sheriff Johnson.

Deputy Sheriff P. Henry
Erie County Sheriff's Office Ohio

November 1, 2006

Rest in Peace Jim. To your wife and children they will be in our prayers.

Chief Douglas Storie
Coldwater Police Dept, KS

November 1, 2006

Our prayers are with Jim, his family and co-workers.

God Bless!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding (RET.)
Binghamton P.D.

November 1, 2006

May God bless and comfort the Family, Department members and coomunity in this time of need.

Deputy B. Sperry
Butler County S.O.

November 1, 2006

Rest in peace brother...

Sgt. R. Blackwell
Kinsley PD, KS

October 31, 2006

Another senseless tragedy. I am praying for his family's comfort during this time of great sadness. It is immeasurable. We honor Sheriff Johnson for his service to the State of Kansas.

Karla Winslow
Sister of Deputy Kurt Ford EOW 4-9-05

October 31, 2006

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Sheriff Johnson -- The sacrifice you made for your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Sheriff Johnson -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

October 31, 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

October 31, 2006

JAMES , thank you for your faithful service my brother . it is a sad occassion when we have to say good-by to those that give their lives , but i find peace in knowing that our job, no matter how thankless , is ordained by our heavenly father and you are now present with him . give officer mary smith (eow 10-23-06 ) a big hug for us , you'll know her she's the one with her hand out waiting to back you up on heavens streets . to the johnson family our prayers are with you and continue to lean on your family in blue . rest in peace my brother .

birmingham police dept./B'HAM,ALA

October 31, 2006

Peace to you, your family and friends.

amy-Wife of Cory Ricks eow 1-13-2006

amy ricks
wife of Cory Ricks EOW 1-13-06

October 31, 2006

To Sheriff James Johnson

Thank you for your dedicated service. You will be missed by your family, friends, and all members of the police department family. No words I can say will easy your family's pain as I have found. We are praying for you and your family.

Brother of PO Jeremy Chambers 101
E.O.W. 04-24-2006

PO Chris Chambers
St Louis County Police Dept Mo

October 31, 2006

I just wanted to say that I am sorry that Sheriff James L. Johnson was killed. I read the articles and from what I was told from my mom he was a great man.
Please except my deepest sympathy.

student Chelsea

October 31, 2006

From all of the Officers at the Hoisington Police Dept all the Family and co wokers you are in are prayers.We are very sorry for what has happen. To his wife and children I'm very sorry, and hope you know that all law enforcement is here for you, and your Husband or Dad will always be looking down on you when you need him. Sheriff Johnson you will be missed by all.

Patrolman Jarrod Shaw
Hoisington Police Dept

October 31, 2006

To the family, both literal and extended, I am so sorry for this loss. It takes a special person to do what Sheriff Johnson did on the job. To Sheriff Johnson's family, always know that it's not just your county, but 50 states worth of those in law enforcement who care. And to the coworkers of Sheriff Johnson, it will never be right, the situation, but do what you know is right. That's what we do. It makes a leagacy proud.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

October 31, 2006

Jimmy was the best man that I have met in along time. He made Hoxie a place worth living.Life will never be the same although we know he will always be with us. God Bless his Family.


October 31, 2006

As we reflect on times such as these it leaves us with feelings we can not put into words. The loss of a fellow law enforcement member is so terribly tragic for every person this man's noble life encountered. We each in our own way must try and find a way to deal with these losses and strive to carry out the duties we swore to uphold as law enforcement officers. I wish to thank Sheriff Johnson for his commitment to his career, his family for their support while he did the job he swore to do, and all the men and women who served with him.
From all of us at the City of Wakefield and the Wakefield Police Department, please know that our prayers go out to each and every person this tragedy has affected. God Bless Sheriff Johnson, his family, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Department, to all who knew and respected him, and to all that suffer from this tremedous loss. Rest in peace friend.

Chief Glen Mallam
Wakefield Police Department (KS)

October 30, 2006

Mrs. Johnson May God Comfort you and your family in your time of need. My families thoughts and prayers go out to your family. God Bless you all.

Deputy Mann

October 30, 2006



October 30, 2006

You will be missed.

October 30, 2006

I was a Kansas sheriff from 1987 to 2005. Sheriff Johnson and I were in the same sheriff's orientation class in 1988. Jim was a quiet man, a polite man, and a very caring man. I enjoyed what little time that I was able to spend with Jim. I pray for his family to get through this hard time and have them know that he will always be remembered by his extended law enforcement family

Jail Director Janet Harrington
Wilson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

October 30, 2006

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & our comfort is that He will judge the guilty without fail and without end.

Vick Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

October 30, 2006

Linda and all the deputies and office help,

This is a great loss for your county and the State of Kansas, Jim will be missed. Did not realize it, but this is really getting me down. I am having a very hard time with this. If I am I know all of you are, and will miss him, but we all have to go on in his honor. He would not want us to quit and give up. That was not Jim. Have a lot of memories to remember Jim with. Sorry I can not get off for the funeral. You all know I would be there if there was any way to get there.


Ret. Chief www

October 30, 2006

Although I didn't personally know Sheriff Johnson, I do know that he was very well respected within the law enforcement community and amongst the public he served. It was a tragic set of circumstances that took place that day and I want to thank Sheriff Johnson for his years of service as well as his family for their years of service. You all can be very proud of the work he did and it will be carried on by the officers who knew him and the public he served. May God bless you all!

Parks Supervisor - Troy Brown
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks

October 30, 2006

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