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

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

Thank you Officer Johnson. Rest in peace.

citizen of SJ

March 27, 2015

You will be greatly missed my brother. I know God needed you more than we did. As is our tradition at the San Jose Police Department, you will NEVER be forgotten.

I know you will watch over us until we meet again my friend.

Officer Lueddeke 3176
San Jose Police Department

March 27, 2015

Dearest Michael,

One of my best and closest friends throughout our youth and 20's. I knew and saw you do heroic things from the first day I met you when we were kids together. Since junior high we'd play games and you always be the most moralistic and kind player. Always choosing that, that a true hero would do.

So it was no surprise when you chose to become the real thing and followed the footsteps of your father who is a retired officer. You became an honerable officer of society and loved every moment of it. Truly loving your brotherhood and most of all the community you protected.

I watched you become the ideal man that we all would like to be.

I miss your family and I pray gratitude for them raising such a fine son. My condolences go out to them and the force.

Thank you for loving all of us so much Michael. As your name means "who is like unto God" truly God has opened his gates to such a missed, humble, yet inspiring man and peacemaker.

Love you and I'll see you again.


Brian Stokes
A Best Friend

March 27, 2015

Rest easy Brother Johnson, you have earned your place in paradise as a hero and we will cover the watch from here.

Officer Joseph Walker
Niobrara, Nebraska Police Department

March 27, 2015

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

Officer A. OROZCO

March 27, 2015

For Police Officer Michael Johnson:

The law-officer faces many situations in the course of his day and responding to one who is threatening his own life might be among them. The very nature of the call presents an ambiguous situation as usually the aim is to preserve a distraught individual from self-destruction. Suddenly the person in peril becomes a reckless and vicious killer bent on making his misery nothing more than the mask of a cop-killer. We regret that our brother Michael would be the next victim of such a deranged soul. We pray for Michael's family, co-workers, friends and all who care about him. May many fellow officers learn from this horrible experience so that Michael did not lose his life in vein.
We are proud to render Officer Michael Johnson, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 26, 2015

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 four 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

March 26, 2015

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Psalm 37:39-40
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

March 26, 2015

My heart is sadden and my thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers. Thank you OFC. Johnson for your work, your life and for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

March 26, 2015

Rest in Peace brother. May God bless you and your family. My heart goes out to your grieving family and friends.

Patrolman/Juvenile investigator Ciera Ba

March 26, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

March 26, 2015

R.I.P. Officer Johnson, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the San Jose Police Department in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you, and may God keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

March 26, 2015

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 Jerome County, Idaho Retired
Jerome County Sheriff's Office

March 26, 2015

Thank your for your service Officer Johnson.

Chief Deputy (Ret)
Stanly CoSo

March 26, 2015

Blessed are the peacemakers as they will be called the children of God.


March 26, 2015

Most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the San Jose Police and the family of Patrolman Johnson. May our God in heaven bless the Police and family with His love and spirit
Four years ago we lost our Police Chief to a low life and I can feel your pain

Firefighter Retired
Rainier Fire Department

March 26, 2015

Prayers to the his family and LEO family.

Telecommunications/dispatcher Belvina Ha
McKinley Co Metro Dispatch Authority

March 26, 2015

Our families thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your brothers and sisters at SJPD as well as all law enforcement personnel who are grieving over your loss. Our hearts go out to you all.

Thank you for your service and dedication brother Johnson! May you Rest in Peace!

Ofc. R. A. Mcallaster (Ret.)
Univ. of California Police, Berkeley CA

March 26, 2015

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

March 26, 2015

A tear is a reflection of our sorrow for a fellow comrade. My son is a fellow officer of OFC. Johnson, may he rest in peace.


March 26, 2015

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

March 26, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

March 26, 2015


MICHAEL LONG senior investigator

March 26, 2015

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