Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Ronald E. "RJ" Johnson

South Dakota Department of Corrections, South Dakota

End of Watch Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Ronald E. "RJ" Johnson

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 24, 2012

To the family and friends of Correctional Officer Ronald "RJ" Johnson, his fellow officers, and most especially to RJ:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when RJ was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To RJ's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow. Today was your family's first Christmas without you and we are also approaching your eow anniversary date. They are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service RJ gave to his community and the citizens of South Dakota, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 12, 2011

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 25, 2011


I miss talking to you about your grand-babbies, about going fishing and boating at the lake, and the sports you loved so after Rec in west hall. Know that we keep your watch and that you are remembered and talked about all the time. You absence has left a huge hole in our lives, but we have each other to lean on. Know that I have learned from what happened that day and not a day goes by at work that I dont remind someone of where we work and do my best to keep them safe. I wish you where still here, I wish I could've been there for you. I am glad you are at peace. Rest well my friend and someday you and me will go fishing.

Cpl. Joshua Callahan
South Dakota State Department of Corrections SDSP

December 2, 2011

God Bless you, You are the example of what a brave man stands for. end each day you did a job most people would not dream of and for that made the ultimate sacrifice. I am proud to call you a brother Correction officer. May you rest in peace with all the other fallen.God Bless and sleep well brother

Officer Matthew Connolly Retired
State of Connecticut Dept.of Corrections

November 26, 2011

God Bless you, You are the example of what a brave man stands for. end each day you did a job most people would not dream of and for that made the ultimate sacrifice. I am proud to call you a brother Correction officer. May you rest in peace with all the other fallen.God Bless and sleep well brother

Officer Matthew Connolly Retired
State of Connecticut Dept.of Corrections

November 26, 2011

It gave me great satisfaction to see that the second con who murdered you has pleaded GUILTY! Hopefully he will receive the death penalty just like his partner did. May God Bless the family and friends of Officer Johnson. He will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

November 17, 2011

Your sacrifice, and that of your loved ones, is the tie that binds our great country. Thank you so much, and God bless America....

Sergeant (Retired) Mike Schieffer
California Highway Patrol

October 31, 2011

Sir, your years of dedicated service will never be forgotten, especially by your brothers and sisters in law enforcement. I know God has a special place for you. I pray your family will find peace in the future. May God bless all law enforcement officers for their dedicated service and selflessnes.


May 6, 2011



April 27, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. Your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08


April 26, 2011

May God Bless Officer Ronald Johnson. May God Bless and be with his family, friends, and coworkers. May he give you all some peace and guidance during this very traumatic and sad time.
I am a surviving wife myself and I understand all that you are going through, although it varies from person to person, but we all will go through some very hard and difficult times now, in the days and weeks ahead and in our life time.
If anyone needs someone to talk to that has and still is going through a lot of the emotions as well as other things please email me or call me and I would be happy to help anyone at any time the best way that I can.

With prayers and love,
Gina Sharra-Surviving Wife of Deputy Allen Sharra-Kings County Sheriff's Dept.).
[email protected]
916-897-9916 (Home)
916-585-1565 (Cell-text or call)

Surviving wife-Gina Sharra
Kings County Sheriff's Dept. (CA)

April 24, 2011

Rest in peace, your sacrifice will never be forgotten......

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

April 24, 2011

Thank you for your service! Praying for your family and friends!

Cari Henley
Wife of Lewisville Police Detective

April 24, 2011

Officer Johnson,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of South Dakota. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.



April 24, 2011

RIP CO Johnson...You will not be forgotten!

Corporal Jeff Grason
Victoria County Sheriff's Office

April 24, 2011

Thank you for your service and making the ultimate sacrifice! You will not be forgotten, Rest in Peace Brother!

K-9 Officer Jason Williams
Henry County (Ind) Sheriffs Department

April 22, 2011

My prayers are with CO Johnson as well as his wife and family.

Lt. C. A. Woody
Chesterfield, VA Sheriff's Office

April 21, 2011

Brother, thank you for your years of service and dedication. God bless your family and may he watch over them. Godspeed.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews EOW 9-30-05

April 19, 2011

Rest in peace Brother Ronald.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

April 19, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

April 19, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May your family find happy memories of you to be a comfort in this difficult time.

Deputy Marshal Andrew Shadwick
United States Marshals Service

April 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother

Det. John Creamer
Daytona Beach Police

April 19, 2011

Thank You for your service to our Brothers and Sisters. Thank You for your protection of our communities.
Thank You for your honor and integrity that You walked everyday.
My family and I pray for You, your Family, and fellow Officers.
I know what your going through, because one of ours was taken. EOW on 01-29-11

C/O Wright

April 19, 2011

Another hero has had his life taken to soon. Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and co-workers of Ronald Johnson. May the Lord give you all strength and bless each of you to go on in this difficult life's path now.Rest in peace Ron for your watch here is over. You can walk heavens beat now and guide all to protect and serve others safely. You will never be forgotten.

Dale and Becky Schroeder
Parents of Deputy Sheriff Travis Sass EOW 6-29-2004

April 18, 2011

My condolences to you all, his family and friends, fellow co-laborers in South Dakota. May he rest in peace, and may his family and the rest find peace in our God during their time of grief.

Senior Officer Specialist
Federal Bureau of Prisons

April 18, 2011

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