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 in peace, James.

Ofc. Andy Arena
Delray Beach (FL) Police Department

October 30, 2006

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Sheriff Johnson, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD Officer

October 30, 2006

Rest in peace Sheriff James L. Johnson.

Friend of Director Dion R. Nelson EOW: 9/24/05

October 30, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, may they find comfort in God.

Ofc Minardi & family
New Haven PD, Ct

October 29, 2006

Rest easy brother. We will tak your watch from here.

Ptl Andy Green
Lima Ohio Police Dept.

October 29, 2006

RIP SIR you will forever be on patrol with the man upstairs. my thought's and prayers to family friend's as well as your co workers. god speed

Reserve Deputy/D.O Doug Crisp
Lyon County sheriff dept kansas

October 29, 2006

RIP brother we have your watch. May God be with your family, friends, and co workers.

Police Officer Brian Koehn
Archie Mo Police Dept.

October 29, 2006

Our thoughts are prayers are with the Johnson family. Sheriff we will take it from here...

SRO Andy Hall
Augusta Department of Safety, Augusta KS

October 29, 2006

Sheriff - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time..please watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue & protect them..YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit

October 29, 2006

rest in peace sheriff we will never forget you

October 29, 2006

You may now relax Sheriff, You are now the new sheriff next to god. May you always stay by his side, and lead all the brothers and sisters that have gone before you. Thank you Sheriff Johnson, you are a good man.

Detective B. Jackson
P.P.D.-Pooler Georgia

October 29, 2006

To Linda & the kids, and to the members of the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office. There are no words that can ease your pain or erase the sadness off your loss. Jim by all accounts was an outstanding Sheriff and a blessing to the community and especially to his family.
All Sheriffs and the entire Kansas law enforcement community grieves with you.

Sheriff Ron Ridley
Hodgeman County SO, Jetmore KS

October 29, 2006

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Sheriff James Johnson as well as to the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Sheriff Johnson, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

October 29, 2006

My heart and prayes are with Sheriff Johnson's family, friends and coworkers. A dedicated man who will not be forgotten. God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

October 29, 2006

True leaders lead from the front. They don't ask anyone to go where they wouldn't go themselves. And they aren't afraid to put themselves in harms way when the tough jobs have to be done. This Sheriff proved he was such a man. God Bless you, your loved ones and your department members.

And a special prayer and thought for the undersheriff. I trust that you will find peace and knowledge that you did what you had to do, and that you were standing exactly where you were meant to stand during this most difficult of times.

Chaplain Jim Taylor
Fresno County Sheriff's Department

October 28, 2006

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sherrif James L. Johnson,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Sherrif James L. Johnson. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Sherrif Johnson is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

October 28, 2006

Hero's never die; they just take on new assignments.

GOD Bless you and your family. Your service will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace my brother.

Colorado Springs PD

October 28, 2006


You were the one of the most respectful and caring people I have ever met. I am honored to have known you and want to thank you for showing me how to serve the people in the community. It made an impact on me and helped in my decision to enter into Law Enforcement.

You will be missed dearly and words cannot express how I felt when I heard the news. You and your family are in my thoughts. It's not going to be the same when I come back home. Please keep watch over us while you are upstairs big guy.


Officer Corey Herl

October 28, 2006

To the Johnsons and all of those in northwest Kansas that are feeling loss and pain due to this incident my prayers are with you. May God Bless you all and guide you through the pain. Thank you Sheriff for your years of service. Enjoy your heavenly reward.

Trooper Chris Bauer
Kansas Highway Patrol

October 28, 2006


Rest in Peace.

Officer Robert Hawthorne
Caney Police Department, Kansas

October 28, 2006

Rest In Peace Brother...You Will Not Be Forgotten!

Cpl. David J. Bailey
Beckley Police Department, Beckley, WV

October 28, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sheriff James L. Johnson. Thank you for your service to your community, and your fellow man. Rest in peace brother from me, and the Council Grove Police Department.

Officer Shawn Wangerin
Council Grove KS Police Department

October 28, 2006

To Sheriff Johnson family, friends, and the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office; I would like to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prays are with you all. Thanks Sheriff Johnson for all your years of service, I salute you. A job well done; you are a true hero. May your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

October 28, 2006

To the family and co-workers of Sheriff James Johnson.

There are no words that I can say to take away your loss and pain. God knows I wish I could. Know that Sheriff Johnson is watching over all of you and keeping you safe. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God speed Sheriff Johnson.

Surviving Spouse

October 28, 2006

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

October 28, 2006

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