Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Craig Vincent Johnson

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant Craig Vincent Johnson

Sgt. Johnson, I am praying for you and your family and fellow officers in the Department and I am very sad.

I wish you had been wearing a ballistic faces shield at the time you were shot as that may have stopped the bullet that hit your head.

Stanley Cohen
The Pennsylvania Police Criminal Law Bulletin Ret Cincinnati Police

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace, Sergeant 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 21, 2020

Sgt. Johnson, the filthy coward who murdered you and his vile friend, I pray will never see freedom again. You now know a different kind of freedom, but those who know and love you best are the ones paying the price, but as long as they keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone.

May you forever Rest in Peace, Brother and may God Bless.

I also hope and pray the other wounded Officer's name does NOT appear here and I pray for a full recovery, physically and emotionally.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 20, 2020

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

National Police Wives Association

July 20, 2020

To the family of Sergeant Craig Johnson, friends, Chief of Police Wendell Franklin and the
Tulsa Police Department, OK
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, You will not be forgotten!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18......You are loved!

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

July 20, 2020

Thank you for you service Sergeant Craig Johnson.
You will be missed

Civilian Michael Peterson
None

July 20, 2020

Rest In Peace my Brother in Blue.

Police Officer Gerald Aubel
Detroit Police Department

July 15, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Thank you for service and the ultimate sacrifice you paid for performing the duties of your job !! Rest in peace as you prepare to patrol the golden peaceful streets of heaven !! FOR GREAT IS YOUR REWARD !!!

Kyle Conley
Supporter of all police officers

July 14, 2020

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized.

Today, I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murderer or a car thief.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident.

Today, I will not save your child that you locked in a car or the child you were too busy to watch who went outside and fell into the swimming pool, but that I revived.

No, today I will not do that.

Why?

Today, I was suspended from duty for doing my job, because the media, liberals, a community organizer, a lawyer who formally represented terrorists and is the US attorney general and a mayor who ran on an anti-police agenda, who are all advised by a drug dealer, liar and income tax cheat. AND, all who know nothing about Policing, have vilified my profession.

Because ----

Today, I was killed by a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway.

Today, I was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they had a taillight out.

Today, I was killed in a traffic accident rushing to help a citizen.

Today, I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a known drug dealer.

Today, I was killed by a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was too busy.

Today, I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery.

Today I was killed doing my job.
A chaplain and an officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or a child that their son or daughter or husband or wife or father or mother won't be coming home today.

The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast today but most people won't know why.

There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps and bagpipes will be played as I am laid to rest.

My name will be put on a plaque, on a wall, in a building, in a city somewhere.

A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will mourn.

There will be no cries for justice.
There will be no riots in the streets.
There will be no officers marching, screaming 'no justice, no peace.'
No citizens will scream that something must be done.
No windows will be smashed, no cars burned, no stones thrown, no names called.
Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.

I was a police officer

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and your brothers and sisters in blue as another great officer was taken from us to soon. You will never be forgotten!
Rest Easy Brother as we will take it from here.

Misty Lang
Great Great Niece of Fallen Officer William Hiram Givens McDonald County Sheriff's Department, McDonald County Missouri EOW 02-04-1984

July 13, 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

July 12, 2020

Rest In Peace, Sgt. Know our community will continue to honor you and remember the legacy you left for years to come.

Back The Blue Citizen of Tulsa, OK Thoma
Tulsa, Ok

July 12, 2020

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Tulsa Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 11, 2020

Sergeant Johnson,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 11, 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

July 11, 2020

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

National Police Wives Association

July 10, 2020

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here. You will not be forgotten. Are prayers are with your family and the Tulsa Police Department and all brothers and sisters in blue.

Tommy Thomason
Signal 88 Security

July 9, 2020

Session 18 of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy. We thank you for your service. We offer our sincerest condolences to your family and friends.

Session 18, Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

July 8, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Craig Johnson and the extended law enforcement family of the Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma.


End of Watch Wednesday, June 30, 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

July 7, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

July 7, 2020

Safe journeys brother.

Deputy Randy Merta retired
Warrick County Sheriff

July 6, 2020

SGT CRAIG JOHNSON MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

MICHAEL D LONG
RETIRED NEW YORK STATE POLICE

July 6, 2020

My deepest condolences go out to Sergeant Johnson's family, friends and co-workers at Tulsa Police Department during this difficult time.

Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Sergeant Johnson.

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

July 6, 2020

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
12-25-2010

Officer Jim Weaver
Los Angeles Police Department retired

July 5, 2020

You sacrifice was bigger than all outdoors; you have moved inside the hearts of all to live. Your Brothers and Sisters in Blue shall carry on the watch from here; rest easy, Sir.

Debra-Diane McDonnell, Senior Chaplain
Int'l Alliance of Community Chaplains, Arizona State Chaplain Ser

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 of the officer 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

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