Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Eddie Joe Johnson, Jr.

Alton Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, October 20, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer Eddie Joe Johnson, Jr.

You'll be missed Eddie and your grin and soft voice will never be forgotten by the ones you served.

Cpl. T. E. Young

October 25, 2014

RIP my fellow Brother in Blue. My prayers go to your Family, Friends, and Co-Workers. Rest easy now Sir, we have the watch from here.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

October 25, 2014

Why did I not see this on the news?

We the Police responded to over 2,000,000 calls for service this year, but all I hear about is the two deaths by police in self protection, which the news media calls murder.

R.I.P. my brother we will not forget!

police officer Clifford Moellering
Hillsdale Mo. P.D.

October 25, 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

October 25, 2014

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

October 25, 2014

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe NV. SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

October 25, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 24, 2014

Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. You are our brother forever, and we have the watch from her. May you Rest in Peace.

Deputy R. Wheeler
Miller County Sheriff's Office

October 24, 2014

Rest In peace brother

Explorer Sergeant Sergio Gutierrez
Santa Paula Police Department

October 23, 2014



October 23, 2014

The 36th Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy sends our deepest and most he artful condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Fellow Officers.

During this time we hold close to memories and good times shared as a source of comfort. Being ever mindful of the pride they embraced when wearing their uniform.

Sgt. Eric Carpenter & Durham Co. BLET 36
Durham County Sheriff Office

October 23, 2014

The Thin Blue Line
There is a line the color of the sky
on a clear afternoon There is a line
the hue of the ocean on a bright sunny day
There is a line the purest shade of a newborn's eyes
awakening for the first time There is a line
that protects us from harm in all we do
whether day or night There is a line
no one can penetrate no one can alleviate
There is a line made of those who choose
to follow a calling many do not hear and still more do not comprehend
They choose to walk the path of fear, hate, and mistrust
taken by so few but marked by so many
And when one leaves this line they leave a legacy
but the line does not break for the remaining must still protect
There may be emptiness a loss, or sadness
but never a hole not in this line
This line that holds the ghosts of the souls who have gone
and the souls of the ghosts who will be The Thin Blue Line

- Author Unknown

Rest in Peace knowing we will carry on where you left off brother.

Patrolman VanTassel
Van Buren PD

October 23, 2014

Rest in peace Brother Eddie.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

October 22, 2014

Very sorry to hear of the loss of Officer Johnson. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Rest in peace brother.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current #2461
City of New York PD

October 22, 2014

Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

October 22, 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


October 22, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Johnson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Alton Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department.

Scott Horne U.S. Postal Inspector
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

October 22, 2014

God's peace and speed Officer Johnson. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

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

October 22, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother we have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

Officer A. OROZCO

October 22, 2014

To the family of Officer Eddie Johnson, friends, Chief of Police Rusty Warren and the Alton Police Department
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and alway.

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

October 22, 2014

Rest in eternal peace, Officer Johnson, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System

October 22, 2014

rest in peace brother, well take over from here. thanks for all you have done for the community. may god be with you and your family. god bless. end of watch.

volunteer firefighter brandon mingues
jacksonport fire dept

October 22, 2014

me and the girls and jordan will miss you bunches

Maggie Jean

October 22, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Johnson. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold.


October 22, 2014

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service not only as a police officer but as a volunteer fireman and reserve deputy for your community. You will be remembered by many. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Johnson during this time of tragic loss.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Sr. Ptlmn/K-9 Hndlr Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

October 21, 2014

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