Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Derek Ray Johnson

Draper Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Sunday, September 1, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Derek Ray Johnson

I am so sorry to learn of Sgt Johnson's passing. I pray those that loved him find peace. I pray heaven's gates open wide to receive his soul. Rest in Peace, brother.

Lt Dee Morris
Paulding Co Sheriff's Office, Ga

September 3, 2013

Derek, you are still my bro! Thank you for all the smiles and company you kept me in the early mornings when I'd park next to you. Although gone, I won't forget you. In fact, I have you pinned up on my wall in my office. You were a great officer, one who inspired me to work a little harder when I was in a funk. Rest easy brother, we've got it from here. Much love from Utah County!

Det. Tyler Collet
Utah County Sheriff's Office

September 3, 2013

Another senseless murder of a good officer. My prayers go to Sgt. Johnson's wife, child and family. May they find strength through the support of their immediate P.D. family as well as the entire law enforcement community.

D. van Lith/retired non-sworn employee
Westminster P.D., Westm., Calif.

September 3, 2013

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Sarge. I know we'll have a good police week when we all meet again above. We got the watch from here.

Joseph Burwell, LEO

September 3, 2013

We will keep the family and co-workers in our prayers. Rest in Peace Sgt. Johnson.

Chief Inspector Fred Perez
DeSoto County Sheriff's Department

September 3, 2013

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Derek Johnson, and the Draper Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Sergeant Johnson, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

September 3, 2013

Family, Friends and Co-workers: We hope knowing you are thought of in a kind way will help ease your sorrow today and in the days to come. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

September 3, 2013

Devastating to hear about another brother in blue executed for no understandable reason but to God alone. Sgt. Johnson was much too young to die, but lived his short life in the most honorable way serving others and for that he will smile down on his family and friends from Heaven.

P.O. Michelle Zurita
NYC Transit Police Dept / NYPD

September 3, 2013

We Trust the God of Peace will minister to the family of Sergeant Johnson.

Chaplain Bill Upton
Tooele City PD

September 3, 2013

Sergeant Derek Johnson, during your tour of duty you served your community and state with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes, we will carry on from here. To the family of Sergeant Derek Johnson you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Draper Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Fair Winds and Following Seas Brother.

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

September 3, 2013

RIP Seg. Johnson. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and comrades.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP

September 3, 2013

I came to see you last night my friend with your loyal police brothers watching over you. You will be missed and never forgotten. God bless your family.

Sgt. Hudson

September 3, 2013

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 3, 2013

Another Hero called home to early! Rest in peace and watch over us. May God grant your family peace.

Officer J Weston

September 3, 2013

God bless.

Officer Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

September 3, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother we have the watch from here and may God Bless your family.

Officer A. OROZCO

September 3, 2013

Gone but not forgotten, thank you for your sacrafice, prayers to your family and my fellow Officers in Draper.

Officer Tyson Fisher
Cedar City Utah Police Department

September 3, 2013

RIP. Hearts weep all over America. More people care than you know.
May swift and final justice prevail.


September 3, 2013

Many prayers for the family. May God draw you close to him and may He shower you with comfort and strength.

Senior Trooper R Carter, Chaplain
Virginia State Police

September 2, 2013

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Derek Johnson and the extended law enforcement family of the Draper, Utah Police Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joseph A. Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 2, 2013

Sergeant Johnson,
Thank you for your service to. May God bless your family with peace and comfort. My heart breaks for your son that he will have to grow up without you physically in his life. I send my sympathy to your wife and son and family as their lives have now been forever changed.

Holley Orr
Wife to Detective Kevin Orr. EOW 11-22-06. Utah

September 2, 2013

RIP Sergeant Johnson.
To Family, friends and colleagues Of Sergeant Johnson our respect and honor for his sacrifice.
Our Thoughts and Prayers for comfort at this time.

Deputy Wes Anderson Honor Guard
Ada County Sheriff's Office Boise, ID

September 2, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers. RIP Sergeant Johnson.

G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/11

September 2, 2013

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Sgt Johnson during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

September 2, 2013

So senseless! A good man murdered because of the uniform he wore. May he find peace with the Lord, and may the perp(s) find swift and appropriate justice! Prayers for his family and department.

Proud Parent of 2 Officers

September 2, 2013

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