Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Reflections for Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 4, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

May 4, 2014

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

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

May 4, 2014

Sgt. Johnson, thank you for your service to your country and community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time. R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP

May 4, 2014

RIP brother Sergeant. God be with you and your fellow law enforcement personnel and family.

Ret. SGT. Frank Day
Ohio State Highway Patrol

May 4, 2014

May God welcome you into Paradise.

K-9 Trooper
Tennessee Highway Patrol

May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2014

Rest in peace Sgt. Johnson

You will never be forgotten. Take your rest, you've served well.

Matthew 5:9

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."

F/Sgt. W. P. Moore II
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

May 4, 2014

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and those who have loved you in return.

Sean D. Creamer; Chief
TPSU; New Bern NC

May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace Troop

NYSP Troop 'C'

May 4, 2014

Dear Sgt. Patrick Johnson,

Sir please RIP my brother! My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and the many brothers and sisters in your department. Thank you for your dedication to the badge and what it stands for.

Take care of our brother Gabriel and he has a great man by his side.

God Bless you!

Deputy Tim Kiele
Whatcom County Sheriffs Office

May 4, 2014

RIP from all at Essex Police UK

Police Constable Martin Carroll
Essex Police

May 4, 2014

"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 PD, WY

May 4, 2014

RIP brother Patrick.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

May 3, 2014

My heart breaks for his family as I know too well what they are facing. Praying for strength and comfort today and many days and months ahead of them.

Luan, wife of fallen AK VPSO Madole

May 3, 2014

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

May 3, 2014

Sergeant Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his fellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved one,
and pray for you during the days to come. Scott and Gabriel will be in
the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at attention
in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass,
They are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement.
All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others,they welcome you to this hallowed place.
As you march down the Thin Blue Line of the Fallen, all eyes are
focused on you as if to say it will be ok you’re with your eternal
partners. A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another member
of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law enforcement

Dr. stan phillips Usa Ret, Ms, Bs
Walnut Grove Ms Police, Lt. retired

May 3, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

May 3, 2014

Our prayers are going put for our Brothers and Sisters in Alaska. We are so sorry for this grave loss to your outstanding agency. God bless you all.

Sergeant J. A. Williams
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

May 3, 2014

For Sergeant Patrick Johnson & Trooper Gabriel Rich:

Our duty as law-officers involves traveling to remote rural places and busy urban places and everywhere in-between. Sometimes with others and many times alone. The danger that awaits is never really known as some of the most benign occasions can turn deadly. We regret that Patrick and Gabriel would be the next law-officers to be slain by someone who awaits the arrival of those who task it is to investigate with the intent to kill. The slaying of law-officers is always tragic and usually involves culprits who have little or no value for the life of the officer(s) or their own. We are thankful to and for those officers who responded and made an arrest. They brought justice for our fellow officers, and we always will - forever.
We pray for Patrick's and Gabriel's family, friends, co-workers, and all who care about them and rely upon all of them to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.
We are proud to render to Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich, two of our bravest soldiers-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D, Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

May 3, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these dedicated officers and to the rest of the troopers in your department. To the rest of our brothers and sisters in blue, our thoughts and prayers are with you always and please be safe out there.

Lt. Terry H. Rowe ( Retired)
N.Myrtle Beach Dept. of Public Safety, N.Myrtle Beach SC

May 3, 2014

Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.

Canine Officer Kenny Figueroa

May 3, 2014

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

May 3, 2014

Sergeant Johnson

Watching what you do on Alaska State Troopers (TV Series) is hard to sallow, this is harder, God had mercy on your soul for the work you do, and now you have gone home to the Alaska 1,000 in the sky.

God Speed

An Ohioan

May 3, 2014

Rest in peace my brother in blue. I hope in time your family and agency find peace in your passing.

Evil will never prosper as long as brave men such as yourself stand for good.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called Sons of God."

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

May 3, 2014

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