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.

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret.Officer NYSDOCS

October 21, 2014

Rest easy brother.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

October 21, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Alton Police & Fire Department as well as the family of Chief Johnson. God speed, my friend. Thank you for your service.

Fire Chief Kirk Wilson
Rockton, Illinois Fire Department

October 21, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Your service will never be forgotten.

Detective A. Shawn Moody
Greenwood Village Police Dept., CO

October 21, 2014

Rest in Peace Officer Johnson. Thank you for your service My thoughts and Prayers go to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 21, 2014

R.I.P. BROTHER Johnson!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

October 21, 2014


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr.:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some six hundred and fifty-two law enforcement officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Missouri. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Police Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr., of the Alton, Missouri, Police Department; who was killed in the line-of-duty on Monday, October 20, 2014, in a single vehicle traffic collision on U.S. 160 while responding to a structure fire at a home in Royal Oak, Missouri, just west of Alton, Missouri.

“Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Police Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Police Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr. and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Alton, Missouri, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Alton, Missouri, to remember to pay their law enforcement officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Alton, Missouri, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their community.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr. go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

Now, Police Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr., may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

In His Service,

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department

October 21, 2014

Rest in peace brother

Patrol supervisor Brady Johnson
Anoka county rangers/ u.s. Army

October 21, 2014

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie, WY Police Department

October 21, 2014

May you rest in peace....praying for the family, friends and both Police and Fire Fighter Co-Workers who are mourning the loss of this Hero

Deb Stanze House
Sister of Officer Bob Stanze
St.Louis PD
EOW 08-08-00

Deb H
St.Louis Metro PD

October 21, 2014

May God grant you eternal peace. Rest with the Angels now Officer Johnson.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office/Former Shreveport PD

October 21, 2014

Rest in peace brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

October 21, 2014

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, 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 wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriff's Office

October 21, 2014

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

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

October 21, 2014

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

October 21, 2014

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

October 21, 2014

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff's Office

October 21, 2014

RIP Brother and may God up hold the ones that our dear brother left behind.

Jerry Wayne Hicks

October 21, 2014

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

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

October 21, 2014

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama

October 21, 2014


Detecrive Al Sheppard (Ret)
NYPD-Major Case Squd

October 21, 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

New Visions Criminal Justice Class of 2015
Syracuse, New York

October 21, 2014

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 21, 2014

A Hero indeed , as others have said ... it definately showed in
your career choices Mr. Eddie .
My Family sends it condolences to Family, Friends, Department, Community, & Country.
" The Purple Heart Candles" in our Family's 9/11 Memorial burn
this day at sunrise ...
God Speed with Honor, Son of Valor ...
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts !!!

Ms. Karen Morgan ,Psy & LE , Grad.
Eagels Wing Baptist Church, Lake Traverse, SD

October 21, 2014

RIP Officer Johnson. Thank you for your service to LE. May God be with your Family & all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

October 21, 2014

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