Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Gary Allan Johnson

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 1, 1991

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Gary Allan Johnson

Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

Although its been 27 years, I will never forget you my friend. Yesterday we lost a Trooper and I admit I had a little PTSD. He too was a good officer like you were, but also a caring individual just as you were. Meet up with him at heavens gate, and you two can watch over those that are still here doing what you both loved, to Protect and Serve . RIP

Kathy badge #67
MCSO (retired)

November 28, 2018

You'll be happy to know you're never forgotten. MCSO now has a K9 named in your memory. Your spirit lives on. RIP my Brother. "When you walk in front of me, I shall always have your back. When you walk behind me, I shall always be willing to lay down my life for you. And so long as you walk beside me, I shall always call you my Brother."
Rest easy, we have the watch.

382

June 29, 2016

I SOOO remember u!! I was in Hs at the time of your death and never really understood what you did as an officer. Here I am 20+ yrs later and with an officer!! I pray for ur family and my husband every night he goes and gets in the uniform. I'm proud of who he is and ty for all u did!

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None

November 26, 2014

I still remember you like it were just yesterday. You were always a gentleman, very respectful, always kind and willing to lend a hand. You cut me a huge break one night, which I will never forget, and sadly since your passing i've been unable to repay your kindness. You've been greatly missed by many Gary, and now everytime I travel the road near the high school you once secured, I smile and remember you well old friend. R.I.P. Gary..

Michael Spooner
Friend

November 21, 2012

Hey Gary, I hope all is well in Paradise. I know I just posted a reflection yesterday, but I'm having that account shut down. I'm sure you're already aware, but not too long ago(I believe it was earlier this yr), Miami Ave here in Amsterdam has been renamed 'Gary Johnson Memorial Highway'. Just goes to show you that even two decades after your passing, you're still making a difference for the better. Every time I drive on Miami Ave, I see your sign and hold my right hand to my heart. RIP, brother.

Pvt. Parker-31B Veteran

September 6, 2012

Hey Gary, I hope all is well in Paradise. I'm sure you're already aware, but not too long ago(I believe it was earlier this yr), Miami Ave here in Amsterdam has been renamed 'Gary Johnson Memorial Highway'. Just goes to show you that even two decades after your passing, you're still making a difference for the better. Every time I drive on Miami Ave, I see your sign and hold my right hand to my heart. RIP, brother.

Pvt. Parker (Former US Army Military Police)

September 5, 2012

Gary, I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow I'll be giving your eldest son your service revolver and your back up gun.

Both your boys grew up into fine men. I think you would be proud of them.

Rest in peace brother, to got your back.

Erwin: Badge #19 MCSD

Deputy Sheriff Badge #19
Montgomery County Sheriffs Department "Gary's Friend"

October 17, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 1, 2010

I just read of your tragic loss of life, how sad others, had to be injuried, in order to convict this guy. I only hope the firefighters weren't injuried too bad. You really have to wonder how the system works, my brother was killed, due to domistic disturbance on September 7 2009,
1 1/2 hours into his shift. Our condolances go out to your family & friends
Good Bless
Wayne & Wanda Crittenden Sr.

Wayne M. Crittenden Sr.
Brother of Officer Rick Crittenden

September 18, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Deputy Sheriff Johnson and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

July 27, 2009

Deputy Johnson was my school resource officer (SRO) when I attended Amsterdam High School. During that time I would never imagine in becoming a police officer. Now after about eighteen years have gone by, now I am currently a SRO at one of the schools in Charlotte, NC. Amazing! Thank you for your service to the community.

Officer E.M. Gonzalez "Gonzo"
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept

May 28, 2009

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 19, 2007

"A Police Officers Prayer"

"Lord I ask For Courage
Courage to face and conquer my own fears...
Courage to take me where others will not go...
I ask for strength
Strength of body to protect others...
And strength of spirit to lead others...
I ask for dedication
Dedication to do my job, to do it well
Dedication to my community
To keep it safe...
Give me lord, concern for others who trust me
And compassion for those who need me...
And plaese Lord
Through it all, be at my side."
author unknown

You served your department well. Rest in peace brother......

Deputy Roberto Gracia
Montgomery County Sheriffs Office

October 11, 2006

Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered. Rest in peace.

Daughter of an officer

August 1, 2006

Gary after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger
LBCCPD, Ret.

March 13, 2005

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