Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Jeremiah Johnson

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Jeremiah Johnson

“There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.” (John 15:13 on National LE Memorial). God bless you and may you rest in peace.

SAIC/Director Bill Chandler
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

March 29, 2015

Rest In Peace Officer Johnson

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

March 29, 2015

God bless you brother.....I'll say a prayer for you and your family tonight.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

March 29, 2015

I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Benson
survivor daughter o Chief James Leonard Speer

March 29, 2015

I made a promise 18 years ago when my friend, Officer Mark Stall, was killed in the line of duty in Boise, Idaho. Each year I take 8th grade students to Washington D.C. I promised after Mark's death that from then on, I would take every group to the National Law Enforcement Memorial and tell them Mark's story. I have done that now for 18 years. I read for them the transcript of the radio traffic of the shooting that ended Mark's life. Then I read Thomas Jefferson's quote that begins, "there are two enemies of the people, criminals and the government...." I tell them that the Constitution is designed to protect the people from the government while police officers protect us from criminals. I plead with them to grow up to respect law enforcement officers and to raise their children to do the same. I will now take them to your name and tell them your story. A grateful father, a grateful family, a grateful city thanks you sir for your courage and your sacrifice.

Dave Hill
Citizen of San Jose

March 29, 2015

Rest easy brother. God-speed.

PO OLasokan
NYS University Police

March 28, 2015

Thank you for your service. Thoughts and prayers are with your family along with your bother and sisters of the San Jose police department

Senior Police Officer L Cortez
Los Angeles School Police (Honor Guard)

March 28, 2015

I want to thank this Officer for his sacrifice.I offer my heartfelt condolences to his friends family and fellow officers,especially his partner.


March 28, 2015

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten......

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

March 28, 2015

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James Waggle

March 28, 2015

Officer Johnson, the members of the Vallejo Police Dept are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic event. We offer our full support and condolences to your family members and the San Jose Police Dept.

RIP, Godspeed

Lt. Kenny Park
Vallejo Police Department

March 28, 2015


I didn't have the opportunity to get to know you as well as I would've liked. But what I saw from the handful of times we met was a good man, a man with a strong sense of honor and a desire to serve and protect. I will remember you for your sense of humor, your ability to take things in stride and project an aura of calmness, and the love that you and Nikki so strongly shared. I'm incredibly proud that you were my cousin, even for a very short period of time.

Tom Sprankling
Cousin by marriage

March 28, 2015

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the San Jose Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

March 28, 2015

Thank-you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police, Maryland

March 28, 2015

My family and I thank you for your service. May you unite with you're classmate up in heaven.

OFC Tai Nguyen

March 28, 2015

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Johnson and the San Jose Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Johnson, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 27, 2015

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

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

March 27, 2015

You've done a job that most will never fully understand or appreciate and which no community can do without. Thank you very much for both your service and the contributions you and your family made on behalf of the public you barely knew, but chose to protect anyway. Your choice and efforts did not go unnoticed. Condolences to your family.

Oakland resident

March 27, 2015

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

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

March 27, 2015

Rest in Peace Brother

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

March 27, 2015

Rest easy, we'll take it from here

U.S. Marshal Service

March 27, 2015

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Michael Johnson and the extended law enforcement family San Jose, California Police Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 27, 2015

Rest easy brother.

Michigan State Police

March 27, 2015

River gonna take me
Sing me sweet and sleepy
Sing me sweet and sleepy
all the way back back home
It's a far gone lullaby
sung many years ago
Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come
since I first left home

Goin home, goin home
by the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
to rock my soul

David Sloves
Community Member

March 27, 2015

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

Supervisory FAM, Thomas Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 27, 2015

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