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

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 2, 2013

God has taken you my friend, you will be missed. Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice. God walks with you now

Sgt. Peter M.Catalano ( Retd )
Lorain Ohio Police Department

September 2, 2013


Johnathon Guinn
Pinkerton Government Services

September 2, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer.

Rodriguez POII

September 2, 2013

R.I.P brother! May all of us find comfort in family and friends. Prayers for his wife and son and family blood and blue.

Officer Asay
Utah Department of Corrections Draper site

September 2, 2013

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo
Nassau County NY, PD

September 2, 2013

God speed brother. You paid the ultimate price doing what we do and my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your police family. From here we will carry on. Thank you for your service.

Sergeant C. King
Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Texas

September 2, 2013

Never met him, but after 38 years of l e myself, he has been my brother for 8 years. God speed to my recently departed brother. God bless the family, friends and department.

God bless those who keep America safe, at home and abroad.

Patrol Officer Ken Smith
Poarch Indian Tribal Police, Atmore Alabama

September 2, 2013

Our hearts are broken. Thank you for all you and your lovely wife have done for us. We love you both. Angie and Jason

Lt. Maz
Unified Police Dept.

September 2, 2013

"Heroes are the people who do what has to be done, when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences." Thank you for your service and rest in peace.


September 2, 2013

Our hearts are broken. Thanks for all you and your lovely wife did for us. Jason and Angie

Lt. Maz
Unified Police Dept.

September 2, 2013

May God bless you, Sgt. Johnson. Thank you for your service, brother.

My deepest sympathies for the Draper Police Department, and Sgt. Johnson's family.

Sgt. Katie Gierach
Wauwatosa P.D., Wauwatosa, WI

September 2, 2013

Poem written for the fallen.

Dear Father,
It was only a moment,
In that moment a madman walked in
In that moment the world was changed.
In that moment countless Lives, were utterly altered.
In that moment our hearts began breaking.
Now in these moments we speak names previously unknown:
With reverence, we utter their names
In a moment our Line of BLUE stretched out across the nation.
That hard, fast and steady Line of BLUE has been breached.
In these moments help us as we have all become a part of the
Line of BLUE.
Dry our tears, comfort our broken hearts, strengthen our weaken knees, cure our confusion.
May the Line of BLUE draw a circle around us pulling back our hope.
May the Line of BLUE be a shield before us.
May the Line of BLUE carry us into the moments of our future.
A future made sure by their sacrifice in a moment.
It was only a moment and they were gone but
we and the Line of BLUE go on…

In honor of the fallen.
By Chaplain Chuck Boman
Taken from the Book
“Stories of faith and Courage”

Chaplain Chuck Boman
Chaplain for various LE agencies in Clackmas County, Oregon

September 2, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your fellow officers!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

September 1, 2013

RIP Sergeant Johnson...prayers for you and your family.

Capt. Garry Lauter
Parma Heights, OH PD

September 1, 2013

Sgt Johnson, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

September 1, 2013

Rest with the Angels Sgt. Johnson. Your dedication, devotion, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives. May your son know his Dad died a hero.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

September 1, 2013

RIP Sgt Johnson, you will be missed dearly by all who knew you.

Officer Lundell
Hurricane City Police Department, UT

September 1, 2013

RIP Brother, I do a lot of work in Draper and live close by. I'm always saddened to hear of the loss of a brother officer but this hits me a little closer to home. Watch over us.

Deputy Robert Powell
Ogden City Constable's Office

September 1, 2013

Our prayers to Sgt. Johnson's family and the Draper Police Dept. at his loss. His service to his community was surely appreciated by all and he will be missed.

Sgt. Charles Carty (Retired)
Benton Arkansas Police Department

September 1, 2013

Rest in Peace Sgt.... We have the watch now. My Thoughts and prayers to my fallen brothers family.

Deputy Jenn Jackson
Bannock County Sheriffs Office

September 1, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant Derek Johnson as well as to the Draper Police Department. Rest in peace Sergeant Draper, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

September 1, 2013

RIP Brave soul and stand at the right hand of the Lord to watch over the rest of us.

Det. Freer
Marietta PD Georgia

September 1, 2013

To all who work tonight and all how have come and gone, be safe you are in my prayers.

A Police Officer's Prayer
author unknown

Oh Almighty God,
Whose Great Power And Eternal
Wisdom Embraces The Universe,
Watch Over All Policemen and
Law Enforcement Officers.
Protect Them From Harm
In The Performance Of Their Duty
To Stop Crime, Robberies,
Riots And Violence.
We Pray, Help Them Keep
Our Streets And Homes Safe
Day And Night.
We Recommend Them To
Your Loving Care
Because Their Duty Is Dangerous.
Grant Them Your Unending Strength And
Courage In Their Daily Assignments.
Dear God, Protect These
Brave Men & Women,
Grant Them Your Almighty
Unite Them Safely With Their
Families After Duty Has Ended.

Officer Teri Smith
New Jersey Deptarment of Corrections- Bayside State Prison

September 1, 2013

God strengthen and comfort Sgt. Johnson's family and colleagues.
R.I.P. Sgt. Johnson. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten and your light will shine eternal.

Chaplain Jerry Steele

September 1, 2013

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