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

Rest In Peace Sergeant Johnson, our prayers are with your family, friends and the Alaska State Troopers.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 12, 2014

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

May 10, 2014

Thank you for all you have personally done for me and helping me fulfill the greatest accomplishment of my career. You are a friend, a mentor and you are dearly missed. Go rest my friend allow the others that you left behind to take the helm. Your legacy will not be forgotten. Brandy, I'm very sorry for you loss. As you know, you are loved, your children are lived and we, your brothers and sisters in blue, will take care or you.


Detective Aaron Turnage
Gresham Police Department

May 10, 2014

For Sergeant Patrick Johnson and Trooper Gabriel Rich:
Rest in Peace..
May God bless you and your Family.

M.Look Staff Sergeant German Military Po

May 10, 2014

Thank you for your dedication to your state. I pray your families. May God watch over them and hold them close. Just seeing the show for these years. Just know that you will never be forgotten. Your service will always be remembered.

Brenda L Fox
Royal State Troopers Watcher
Caring Mom of
Jonathan Fox age 8
Plus 3 children

May 9, 2014

May the Holy Spirit hold you in His mighty wings of love,comfort, and peace for eternity.

Carol S. Cook

May 8, 2014

I am a new fan of AST just the last 2 seasons. I feel as if I have lost a family member even though I had never spoken to this brave, brave man. Please accept my deep,deep condolences. Alaska. You have lost a good troop. RIP. May God say to you," Well done my good and faithful servant"....

Carol S. Cook

May 8, 2014

Although we didn't personaly know these officers, we offer our condolences on the deaths if Sgt. Scot Johnson, and Trooper Gabriel Rich. Viewing the TV program on NatGeo, and having a Washington State Trooper in our family, we feel a connection to your troopers. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you all, and especially to their loved ones. Thank you for protecting such a beautiful but hazardous part of our country. May God Bless you all.

Virginia Jock - U.S. citizen
no relation

May 8, 2014

Thank you Troopers Johnson and Rich for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your families and the Alaska State Troopers peace and comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

May 8, 2014

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
Abraham Lincoln

Sgt E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

May 7, 2014

Sergeant Johnson thank you for your dedicated service to law enfocement. May you rest in peace. Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, friends, and coworkers of Sgt Johnson.

Sgt J Walter
Richmond PD Virginia

May 7, 2014


It's so hard to imagine a person with such professionalism and skill leaving this world in such a manner. You taught me a great deal on SERT over the years. I will carry that with me and pass on whatever I can to others in the future. You were always ready with advice or a good joke. The void this leaves in our agency will never be filled. Rest easy brother, you will not be forgotten...


Alaska State Troopers

May 6, 2014

Prayers for you, your family and your fellow officers. Thank you for your service to your community.

Ret. Sgt. Scott Ryon
Washington County Sheriff's Office, Or.

May 6, 2014

Scott it has been 20 years since I had seen you but it seems like yesterday. You will be remembered and your family will be in all of our prayers back in here in Oregon and at Southern Oregon University(SOSC). Thank you for your service, Rest in peace brother.

Leiutenant James Lynch
Oregon Liquor Control Commission

May 6, 2014

May God comfort your family, friends and the Alaska State Troopers. You are all in our prayers.

MS Trooper
Mississippi Highway Patrol

May 6, 2014

Thank you for your dedicated service to the state of Alaska and the United States. May you rest easy.

SGT Baxter
US Army

May 6, 2014

Our condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of this officer.
It's a very sad day indeed.
Rest in peace brother.....

Officer Brewer-retired
KPD (Washington State)

May 6, 2014

Today we held the 32nd Annual Florida Law Enforcement Memorial Service in Tallahassee. Our survivors were escorted by the many Honor Guards and dignitaries. Our Florida State Lodge Memorial Committee, a dedicated group of the best men and women, worked many hard and long hours to make the event a huge success. Thanks to State FOP Chaplain Terri Straw and their team effort, the premiere event for the Flordia FOP was exceptional.

Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi spoke to the survivors and the many law enforcement officers gathered to honor, remember and respect our fallen heroes. Our organization has provided this Memorial Service for 32 years with honor and dignity. We continue this proud tradition. Sadly we have 4 more names to add next year already and the Memorial Committee is already working on the next service.

The below press release has been sent out following the service.
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President James W. Preston’s address at the 32nd Annual

Florida Law Enforcement Memorial Service

Tallahassee, Florida Capitol

May 5, 2014

“to be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something”

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 32nd Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service. Thank you for joining with me here at the Florida Capitol before the Florida Law Enforcement Memorial Monument as we gather to recognize those men and women whose names are forever engraved on these walls in honor of their supreme sacrifice to the great state of Florida. I am James Preston, President of the Florida Fraternal Order of Police. I extend a warm welcome to each of you who have gathered here this beautiful morning.

I am especially honored to share this day with the survivors, families and friends. You are our honored guests. We are not here to mourn. We’ve done that. We are gathered together here to embrace you, to wrap our arms around you and comfort you and to let you know you do not grieve alone. Little does it matter, the department, the age or rank, our empty feeling of loss is experienced the same. We stand together with you to help share the heavy burden of loss you have come to know. As you look upon the many officers gathered here today, recognize this is a part of your law enforcement family. Even in times of extreme trauma and pain, we search for normalcy and relief from the pain until we no longer can. We search for answers to so many questions. That is called surviving. We can never completely heal. We can never become whole again. That empty feeling will always remain but we cope and move forward with our lives. Suddenly, a scent, a shirt, a favorite song will flood our memory and bring them back for a fleeting moment. They beckon us to remember that the life of a single individual can make such a difference in our lives. We survive.

In 2013 the state of Florida lost 4 officers and we add 3 other names recently discovered. There are 771 names inscribed on this Memorial Monument. But these are not just names without faces. These names represent Florida’s bravest, our finest brothers and sisters, our friends, co-workers, family members and loved ones.

The names engraved upon these granite walls stand as a permanent reminder to all Floridians of the ultimate sacrifice of these brave heroes. Behind every name lies a story of courage and devotion to duty. Each name represents a life cut short. These 771 heroes were united in life by their common bond of service as a law enforcement officer. Together in death, they will forever be united as our heroes. These were men and women whose lives made ours better just for having known them. We’ve worked beside them, we knew their strength and weaknesses, what made them laugh and what made them sad, we loved them and miss them dearly. We are gathered to praise and honor them, for their strong character and proud service and lifetime of memories they gave us in their role of becoming our heroes.

Many say these men and women gave their lives in the line of duty. To the survivors, I tell you that is not the case; their lives were taken from them. They did not go willingly. Each one fought bravely with courage, with every ounce of strength to their very last breath to survive and come home to you at the end of their shift. None ever dream their name could be the next one added to the wall, but each will face the danger squarely to protect their friends and complete strangers from harm. We praise them not because they died but because they lived.
It takes a special kind of courage to become a police officer or deputy or trooper today. To stand as a sentinel of peace on the front lines, as warriors willing to protect and keep their community safe from harm. Today, our officers are smarter, better skilled, better equipped and better trained than at any point in time. Yet, the demands placed upon them are greater than ever and continue to grow. They are taxed to their limit on a daily basis, tasked to do more with less. But they continue to serve so that others may live in peace. They chose their profession and accepted the inherent dangers. Proudly, they put on the uniform, proudly they wear the badge of authority and with this same pride they go about their daily duties facing the next call for service, facing the next danger and with the compassion of gently holding the next child victim or offering kind words of assurance to the injured, empathizing with victims and placing themselves in harm’s way to protect those they serve. We know the danger the next “routine” call may bring and must remain ever vigilant, never allowing complacency.

We shall forever be known by the memories we leave behind. Tell those you love everyday just how much they mean to you. Your voice is silenced by the grave. Tell them now and every day while you can. So long as our memory remains in the hearts of those we love, we shall not die. If you think praise is due, now is the time to speak up. Once they are gone they cannot read their tombstone, once gone they do not see the tears being shed or the long line of police cars and motorcycles driving passed in tribute. Tell them now.

Thank you for being here today, it means so much to the families to see the strong bond of the thin blue line. I ask that you keep the promise and “never forget”. May God bless and keep you safe.

James W. Preston

James W. Preston, President

Florida State Lodge

Fraternal Order of Police

Lt. Stanley Hascher Ret.
Manatee County Sheriff (Ret.)

May 6, 2014


I will miss your leadership, your sense of adventure and your want to always do everything to the best of our abilities. You pushed me in many ways to be better particularly in the SERT realm and the K9 world. This is a tough blow and your shoes will be hard to fill, if we can ever do that. God speed and rest easy.

Beati Pacifici

#37 and K9 Blazer
Alaska State Troopers

May 6, 2014

To the family of Sergeant Johnson, I am sorry to have learned of your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Turn your eyes to Good he will lead you not forsake you. May he help you find peace and understanding through all of this. God bless.

LE family Amanda Z

May 5, 2014



May 5, 2014


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Trooper.
We in the Law Enforcement Community are a family.
Though we may wear different uniforms and have different badges, shields, or stars pinned upon our chest.
Our area of enforcement may vary, we consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are:
Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, county roads, state highways, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE, and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will SERVE and PROTECT our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of GOOD over EVIL facing the unknown with COURAGE keeping our trust and faith in GOD. We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
You did not die in vain
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in the State of Alaska with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a Law Enforcement Officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have SERVED and PROTECTED my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.............SERVING
and PROTECTING your community with HONOR and PRIDE making a better and safer place for us all.
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN !!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

May 5, 2014

God's peace and speed Sergeant Johnson. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

May 5, 2014

RIP brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Trooper First Class
Maryland State Police

May 5, 2014

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. You have served your time in hell, now rest comfortably in the arms of God. RIP, we’ll take it from here.

Capt. James Moore
Gardner, KS Police Department

May 5, 2014

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