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.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Officer Johnson. Thank you for doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God Bless. " HEROES LIVE FOREVER "


October 21, 2014


Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

October 21, 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 BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

October 21, 2014

RIP Brother. Thank you. God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

October 21, 2014

Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)

October 21, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Alton, Missouri will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

October 21, 2014

RIP my brother

Officer M Nice
New Jersey Department of Corrections

October 21, 2014

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo. Ret.
Nassau County Police Dept., NY

October 21, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Alton Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

October 21, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 21, 2014

Rest In Eternal Peace, Alton PD Officer Eddie Johnston. Thoughts & Prayers. Much Respect.

PO Liz Philbin
Boston Police Department

October 21, 2014

God be with you.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

October 21, 2014

I can't believe I am looking at this page and seeing one of my friends. You were a great friend, a great police officer, but most importantly a great person. You will be missed by so many people in Oregon County. Rest easy brother.

Kenneth McKenzie
Oregon County Ambulance District

October 21, 2014

Officer Johnson you are a person of many that are police officer/fire fighter s like myself and I salute you for what you did for your community. May God welcome you with open arms and watch over your family.

Chief Deputy Marshal Cassidy Martin
Winnfield City Marshal/Winnfield FD

October 21, 2014

You wore many hats and gave back more to your community in a year than many give in a lifetime. I have no doubt you will be missed.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 21, 2014



October 21, 2014

R.I.P. Officer Johnson

Julie Boyle Correction Officer[Retired]
NYC Dep't of Corrections

October 21, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you for your dedication and service to your community. Rest easy, we'll take the watch from here.

Sgt. David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks

October 21, 2014

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

October 21, 2014

Officer Johnson, may you rest in peace our brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

October 21, 2014

Officer Johnson,

Rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over three years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

October 21, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

October 21, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Johnson's family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

October 21, 2014

Godspeed my friend!

Patrolman Jordan Holland
Claremore Police Department Oklahoma

October 21, 2014

My prayers are with your family and friends as another hero receives his wings too soon.

Stephanie Harris, LEOW - Spouse of Sgt, LAPD

October 21, 2014

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