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

My thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Johnson's wife, son and other family members and friends. I lost two officers on May 20, 2010 gunned down on Interstate 40 in West Memphis while conducting a traffic stop. One of the officers was my son Brandon and the other officer Bill Evans.
Lives will be changed forever. I will pray for all members of the Draper Police Department. The coming days, weeks, months and years will be difficult without Sergeant Derek Johnson.
I am always be available if anyone needs to talk.
Bob Paudert
West Memphis Police Chief, Retired

Retired Chief, Bob Paudert
West Memphis Police Department

September 2, 2013

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Draper Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.


September 2, 2013

We are going to miss you so much. I am so glad I got to spend a week at Flaming gorge with you, not even a month ago. my thoughts and prayers are with the Johnson family and the Draper PD.
You'll never be forgotten!
We love you!

Kelsie Dimick

September 2, 2013

Rest easy Brother, we will take it from here. God bless Sgt. Johnson's family and the Draper Police Department.

SSA Justin E. Fleck

September 2, 2013

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

September 2, 2013

RIP, God Bless this family. Praying for the family.

Myra Hanna
Mother of Douglas Hanna, EOW 4/21/2103

September 2, 2013

God bless your family.

Steve Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Public Safety

September 2, 2013



September 2, 2013

Rest in peace brother. Watch over us.

PO O. A. Olasokan
NYS University Police at SUNY Maritime College

September 2, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother.

Unified Police Department

September 2, 2013

My prayers go out to Derek's family and all those who knew him.
He was a fine person, full of integrity and always did the best he could and beyond !
I cherish those years that you rode with me as a police explorer while at Sandy Police and I will miss you.
You knew what you wanted to be and accomplished it with dignity-Congratulations.

Retired Police Officer - Dennis Mills
Sandy Police

September 2, 2013

You will always be remembered as being a person with integrity, going beyond and a kind person, but above all a person true to yourself and to the persons that came into your life.
I enjoyed those years you rode with me as a police explorer because even then you knew what you wanted to become...and you did it! Congratulations!
Will miss you bro officer-

Retire Police Officer
Sandy Police

September 2, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother!

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office VA.

September 2, 2013

Heaven has a new Guardian Angel to watch over us all.

Detective James Peterson
Prineville Police Department

September 2, 2013

The thin blue line gets a little thinner. RIP Brother. Prayers to your family.


September 2, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O. Evil will never prosper as long as brave men such as yourself stand for good.

I hope in time your family and agency find peace in your passing.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 2, 2013

RIP Brother
May you guard the gates of Heaven as you guarded the streets on Earth.

Det. Troy Morgan
Provo City Police

September 2, 2013

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

September 2, 2013

I send my deepest sympathy to the family of Sergeant Derek Johnson. I will continue to pray for your family and I know God will give you strength in your time of need. "Gods Angel"

Civilian Supervisor Lynn Page
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept

September 2, 2013

Our hearts are broken at the news of Sgt. Derek Johnson. Thoughts and prayers to the family, Draper P.D. and all connected to this fine officer.

President, Jeff Mitchell
Operation Bald Eagle

September 2, 2013

RIP Sgt. Johnson, thank you for your service sir.

Cadet B. Jehoich
Tustin PD

September 2, 2013

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the DPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

September 2, 2013

My heart go's out to the Family and Friends of Sergent Johnson. You gave your life so others would live.RIP

John A Demers FNDC
US Coast Guard Veteran
Served 1979 -1982
Leominster,MA 01453

September 2, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Derek Johnson. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Draper, Utah will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the son of Sergeant Johnson, know that his Daddy, is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Sergeant Johnson. Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

September 2, 2013

Another senseless act. Rest in peace and may GOD comfort your family, friends and co-workers during this time. God has called another angel home.

Sgt. Coveleski

Burlington County Bridge Police. NJ

September 2, 2013

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