Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Derek Ray Johnson

Draper Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Sunday, September 1, 2013

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Sergeant Derek Ray Johnson

Thank you for your service, Sir.

K. Myers Deputy
Stanly CoSo

September 1, 2013

R.I.P. Brother. Job well done and make you place in Heaven...

Lt. (Ret) Johnny Miller
Warren County SO

September 1, 2013

Thank you for your service, sir.

Josh J.
Civilian Supporter

September 1, 2013

He was a true hero to all, our prayers go out to his family and his fellow officers.

patricia loveless

September 1, 2013

Your family and friends will always remember you with pride in their hearts, and for the hero that you were to all.

Retired Officer Darren Sipes/ Cadet
Formerly SLCPD (retired)/Austin, Texas PD

September 1, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Dept (Michigan)

September 1, 2013

It matters not what patch you wear on your shoulder. We are all from the same family and we all hurt when one of our own is taken. God speed, Sergeant Johnson. Your honor, diligence, and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Bill Merritt
West Valley City Police Department

September 1, 2013


Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff's Office

September 1, 2013

Rest in peace Sgt. Johnson. Thank you for your service and dedication. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

September 1, 2013

As you fought for justice and peace in this world, so be at peace in the next. You have gone on before us to your reward, and I want to recognize your service to mankind in protecting the weak and defenseless. You will not be forgotten, but rather join the ranks of officers who are already held in esteem and cherished in the hearts of we who serve today.

Off. Aaron Denn
Brookhaven College Police Department Farmers Branch Texas

September 1, 2013

My condolences to the family "BLESSED ARE THE PEACE MAKER'S"

Sgt. Retired, Neal Player
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

September 1, 2013

To the family, friends, Police Chief Bryan Roberts and the
Draper Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. John 15;13

A.S. Batson Patrolman
Cherry Police Goldsboro, NC

September 1, 2013

May God comfort your family, and fellow law enforcement brothers and sisters. May you rest in peace brother.

Jan Taylor, Det, Retired
Dallas P. D.

September 1, 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 1, 2013

Rest in peace Sergeant Johnson!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 1, 2013

Thinking of you and your family today, thank you for paying the sacrifice so that we all may live in safety. Go with God, brother. We'll take it from here...

Deputy Carter DeWitt
Howell County Sheriffs Office

September 1, 2013

Rest well my brother for your sacrifice was not in vain. As you take the watch in heaven we've got it from here.May God bless the family both physical and law enforcement with peace and comfort, as well as the community he proudly served with honor, pride, and integrity. On behalf of Sheriff Brad Stafford, the staff and officers of the Jackson County TN Sheriff;s Office we extend our thoughts, prayers, and condolences.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
Chaplain, Jackson Co. TN SO

September 1, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother Johnson. Thank You for your dedicated service. We'll take it from here.

Sgt Joseph R LaFlower
Warren Police Department (MA)

September 1, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to family and Friends. God Speed Sergeant will be missed

Thomas Speakman

September 1, 2013

Rest in Peace Sgt. Johnson. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Johnson Family and the Draper PD.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office Paterson NJ

September 1, 2013

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 1, 2013


James P. Waggle

September 1, 2013

So so sorry for the loss on yet another American hero. My God be with his family and friend and co-workers during this time of grief. I pray for the strength of his loved ones. we lost one of ours last month to a gun shot. Rest in Peace my brother.
Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Specialist II, State of Flroida

September 1, 2013

Rest in peace my brother. Your dedication and years of professionalism will always be remembered. Our prayers to those who knew and loved you.

Law Enforcement Training Services

September 1, 2013

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

September 1, 2013

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.