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

Sgt. Johnson and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Benjamin Rosenblatt

September 12, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

September 12, 2013

My deepest sympathies, may Sgt. Johnson rest in peace and his sacrifice not be forgotten.

D/SGT. Harmen Wouda
Winnipeg Police Service Canada

September 11, 2013

Rest Peacefully Sir!

Cpl. Dena Currin
WPPD, Colorado

September 11, 2013

Rest easy Sergeant. We will never forget as we move forward and continue the job that you proudly did.

Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Department NH

September 10, 2013

May the Lord bless you with eternal rest and peace Sgt. Johnson, thank you for your service Sir. My deepest condolences got out to your family.

Deputy Albert Martinez III #2755
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
San Antonio, Texas
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

September 10, 2013

Rest easy brother.

Michigan State Police

September 9, 2013

Rest In Peace Sir!!! My deepest condolences go out to Sergeant Johnson's family and friends as well as the entire Draper Police Department. Another hero torn from the Thin Blue Line...

Deputy Michael Matranga
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Regional Traffic Bureau

September 9, 2013

Although we never met, your bravery is one that inspires us in our criminal justice paths. It is a selfless act to decide to wear the badge with honor as you did. You may no longer be among one of our living heroes, but you will forever be in our thoughts. You courageously did what few can do. We think of you with respect and know it takes a strong person to be in the criminal justice field. You will live forever in those who knew your story and find inspiration in all you did, may you rest in peace and thank you for your service.

Heald College Modesto Campus
Criminal Jusitcice
A.S/ A.R/ A.Y/ S.T

September 9, 2013

Sergeant Derek Johnson, thank you for protecting and serving. You are a true hero. God bless you, and your family. Thank you for all you have done....Godspeed my brother....

Mike B-Reserve Deputy Sheriff
WCRDSA-Worcester County MA

September 9, 2013

Rest in peace, Brother.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

September 9, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family of Sergeant Johnson. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace sir, hero's are never ever forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

September 8, 2013

On behalf of the men and women of the South Salt Lake Police Department we extend our condolences to the family of Sergeant Derek Johnson and the members of the Draper Police Department. It is in his memory that we continue on.

South Salt Lake Police
South Salt Lake City, UT

September 8, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department, WY

September 8, 2013

As Acting Chaplain (Pastor) of my local town's Police Department, and a former VA State Trooper, I can only imagine the horror of this Fallen Officer's death and the impact to his FAMILY, first of all, then to the department and community he served. I wish Heartfelt condolences to his wife and little son in this tragic loss. My prayers are for each of you and your department and community in the days to come and peace within, for the one who "stood for all" and as the military saying says, "All Gave Some, but Some Gave All." - So has our Brother in Blue. God Bless.

Trooper Gary C. Cope (Alumni/Retired)
Virginia State Police

September 7, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother. I will pray for your Family and Friends, that they remember your life and rejoice in it.

Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his own life for his friends
John 15:13
Corporal Forrest Terry

September 7, 2013

Words can not express the sorrow I feel for Sergeant Johnson's wife and son. May they have the strength to guide them through this tragic loss.

Thank you Sgt. Johnson for making the ultimate sacrafice. May you rest in peace.

Police Officer Garcia
Los Angeles Police Dept

September 7, 2013

Your service to our community will never be forgotten. Rest easy Derek you will be missed by many.

Salt Lake City, Utah

September 7, 2013

Your job is done. Now be at peace at the Lord's side.

Gone But Not Fogotten

Retired Patrol Officer
Tacoma PD, WA

September 7, 2013

Rest in peace brother. I pray for your family and loved ones. God bless.

Police Officer

September 7, 2013

RIP Brother
May God watch over you and your family

Steve Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Public Safety

September 7, 2013

God Bless This Hero...May God comfort and protect the family he leaves behind...And may their separation be only for a brief time...

--Greater love‍ hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life‍ for his friends. John 15:13--

Joe Swenson

September 6, 2013

I did not know him personally, but he dedicated his life to my home town, and i feel to thank him. Thank you officer Johnson, May God bless you and your family


September 6, 2013

Rest in peace, Brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family, those in blood and those in blue.


September 6, 2013

My condolences to the families of Sergeant Johnson. May he rest in peace.

Julie Cortino

September 6, 2013

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