Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert J. Johnson

Northville Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert J. Johnson

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

July 7, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.

July 7, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Johnson. My sincere condolences to your family and to your departments. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your years of service will not be forgotten.

OFC TERRY F. ZECH (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

July 6, 2017

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 6, 2017

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 PD, NY

July 6, 2017

To the family of Police Officer Bob Johnson, friends, Police Chief Matthew VanValkenburgh and the Northville Police Department.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your dedication and service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police Department, NC

July 6, 2017

So very sorry to hear of the tragic death of Officer Johnson. My condolences to his family, friends, and coworkers. Thank you for your many years of service. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

July 6, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“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.”

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.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Robert's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

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

July 6, 2017

Brother, in an act of kindness you hoped to put an injured deer out of it's misery and it cost you your life. Tragic to say the least. Thank you for all the time you served in protecting the people of New York. God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

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

July 6, 2017

Officer Johnson, you set an example of dedication and commitment to duty. You will be remembered and your legacy will keep you alive in our hearts and minds. My thoughts are with your family and others who loved you.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

July 6, 2017

33 years of service yet you still stop to assist others while off duty, that says volumes of your dedication. Thank you for your service, you are a true hero.

Sgt William Grover
Oxford County, Maine

July 6, 2017

Rest in peace, Officer Johnson. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

July 6, 2017

RIP OfficerJohnson. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service and sacrifice to LE. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

July 6, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE!

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

Ret. TFC. Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol

July 5, 2017

Rest in peace.

Patrolman K. Donahue
Dracut (MA) Police Department

July 5, 2017

No words sir... Thank you for serving. We have the watch. Prayers for your family.

Trooper J Clement
Florida Highway Patrol

July 5, 2017

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your many years of service to your community, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Johnson during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) S.O.

July 5, 2017

RIP My Brother!!!!

Lieutenant William Sircy
Madison County Sheriff's Office

July 5, 2017

Thank you, Officer Johnson for your many years of dedicated service to your community. God bless and protect your family and fellow officers!

Civilian, RuthAnn Pratt Cross

July 5, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

July 5, 2017

RIP BROTHER

Ret. PO Rob Settle
Rutgers - Newark P.D

July 5, 2017

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 Northville Police Department.

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

July 5, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

July 5, 2017

RIP my friend ..peace and prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers..always a cop off duty or not..been there. Marty Mooney retired Det NYPD and son Alex active NYPD..Blue Knights XIX Rome NY/XXXII Syracuse NY.

Retired DET Marty Mooney
NYPD

July 5, 2017

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

July 5, 2017

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