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Police Officer Waldis "Jay" Johnson

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Waldis "Jay" Johnson

Thank you Officer Johnson for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Michigan. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 4, 2020

On behalf of our family to all your family sir, Our hearts bleed for all of you. Every time we loose another officer it rips through our souls as we know all too well what road all of you are now on, and must travel for the rest of your lives. No matter what please, please, please stay close to one another. You’re a HERO and will forever be a HERO!! We will NEVER FORGET the sacrifices each of you made by Your hero deciding to put on the uniform and badge EVERYDAY. May God give all of you peace knowing he saved the life of others and did so so proudly. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are and will be called the Children of God. Sir, May you Rest In Peace and continue to show the signs to your family that you are around them, FOREVER. As a mother of a fallen hero, my son does this daily and knowing he’s still here, brings great comfort. So I ask you Sir....please be their guardian angel as they walk through the shadows of grief. All LEO supporters and the officers you left behind, will take it from here, sir. RIP!!

Ms. Tammy Avent
Mother of Fallen BPA Jose “Joey” Barraza EOW: 4-18-16.

July 4, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

To the family of Police Officer Waldis "Jay" Johnson, friends, Chief of Police James E. Craig and the Detroit Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you his peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves thoughts who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"Jesus said unto her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25 & 26

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

June 23, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Waldis "Jay" Johnson and the extended law enforcement family of the Detroit Police Department, Michigan.


End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 2020.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

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."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

June 18, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 16, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

June 14, 2020

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

James P Waggle
Civilian

June 13, 2020

May God rest your soul. Thank you for everything.

P.O A. B.
Detroit PD #9

June 13, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Jay Johnson,. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all the brave men and women in uniform, who put their lives on the line to serve and protect their fellow citizens. Thank you for your service to your community. Rest in peace Police Officer Jay Johnson.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

June 11, 2020

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

National Police Wives Association

June 11, 2020

My condolences go out to you Officer "Jay" Johnson's family, friends and co-workers at the Detroit Police Department during this most difficult time
Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Officer "Jay" Johnson.
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

June 8, 2020

My condolences and sincere regrets go to the family and friends Waldis "Jay" Johnson. I am sorry for his untimely death and your loss.

Lisa Casper
Friend and colleague to Briana Tucker

June 8, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Officer Johnson.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

June 8, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

June 7, 2020

RIP, Officer Johnson. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 7, 2020

I am so sorry you suffered for so long. Rest in peace.

Lt. Andrew Rogers
Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety

June 7, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

June 6, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue.

“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Children of God.” Matthew 5:9

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

June 6, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother!

Sgt. CCB (Ret)
USPP

June 6, 2020

Officer Johnson, your valiant struggle both during and after the incident attests to your strength and resolve. He terrible that you lost that struggle in the long run, but by God, I and everyone who reads this, should have respect and admiration for you for not simply giving up.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal Rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 6, 2020

God bless you Police Officer Jay Johnson! Thank you for your many years of service with the the Detroit Police Department . Thank you for making the residents of Detroit, Michigan feel safer. We are all thankful to you for service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

June 6, 2020

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 Detroit Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 5, 2020

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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

June 5, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of this Fallen Officer. Thank you for your Dedication,?Service and Protection. You Will Always Be Remembered As The True HERO That You Are. Your Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten. RIP Sir.

Diane Waynant-Murray
Sister of Inspector Brian P. Waynant Sr WPD/WFD 03/01/10

June 5, 2020

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