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

Always missing you. Prayers..

Civ Marianne Wood
Back the Blue/Thin Blue Line

July 1, 2021

Officer Craig Johnson will truly be missed. I had a chance to meet him a few days before he was killed. He had responded to a possible break in at a store on east 11th street. He arrived to the location but he didn't see me walking toward his car. I tapped on his window to let him know that it was me that had called the police. I must say I spooked him. We laughed so hard about the incident. He said you almost gave me a heart attack. I said I'm just glad you didn't shoot! Officer Johnson had an awesome personality. He was so kind. It broke my heart to hear about his death. He didn't deserve to die the way that he did. All that I can remember is his smile. I pray for his family and friends. We lost a good one!

Angela Hall

June 30, 2021

Rest in peace, brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 30, 2021

It’s been one year since I heard the news about your death. I remember sitting on a crime scene while my partner was in a pursuit with a violent criminal. I’ll never forget the sinking feeling I felt as a fellow Oklahoma LEO. Rest easy brother, we’ve got your six.

OFC. Taylor
OCPD

June 30, 2021

Dear Sergeant Craig Johnson,
My heart is heavy today for you and your loved ones. Thank you for your years of public service and protecting the people of North East Oklahoma. I’ll never forget you and the legacy you’ve left behind.

Mary Lee Luther

June 30, 2021

I've known Craig since 3rd grade. I'll admit I was surprised when he became an officer. I've know several officers but Craig was the only one who I'd call a close friend. I have not watched the video and I never intend to, it doesn't seem right to allow people to view an officer's snuff film(sorry but that's all it seems to be).
I always thought cops seemed just way to overzealous on each and every stop before. Now I understand, they just never know when some idiot is going to do something crazy. I respect each and everyone of you people in blue who do this job and I do hope each and everyone of you that go on patrol make it home after your shift is over.
Craig, I miss you and I won't forget when I see you next it's still your turn to buy the beer. My son James still asks about you, "Why doesn't your friend the police officer cop come by?" He doesn't understand, I still laugh Everytime he says "police officer cop".
So sorry for Craig's two boys and his mom and dad.

John Huskins
Friend

June 25, 2021

I’m not even sure where to begin. Not a day has gone by where Sergeant Johnson hasn’t crossed my mind. I live here in Oklahoma and there is a part of me (of us) that will never be the same. June 29th is a day none of us will ever forget. It’s also my Birthday. I’ve made a promise to Sergeant Johnson to ALWAYS do something in remembrance of him on that day for as long as I live.

Melissa

January 5, 2021

To the Tulsa Police dept and his partner/his beloveds and in addition to first responders that arrived to aid these to heroes, I as a Senior Federal Correctional Officer bestow my sincerest sympathy and alarm of the details of this event.. I was so alarmed viewing his last moment on video and I convey such anger sadness at that moment. I truly hope some more aggressive tactics to prevent are employed to prevent a similar incident in the future. This is another example of why prisons are the last place anyone wants to be sent to because we carry YOUR TORCH AND THE TORCH OF Sergeant JOHNSON to bestow LAW AND ORDER and continue what is right in his name and for your effort TULSA.

Officer Fitzgerald
Federal Bureau of Prisons

November 13, 2020

I am saddened to have learned about the demise of Sergeant Johnson. In this day and age where the field work of law enforcement becomes ever more conplex and dangerous, it is unfortunate that officers as outstanding as him risk their lives for the protection of citizens and to continue to uphold the law. Though I have never known him personally, I could tell that he was an example of how leadership, determination, and all out conduct of a good police officer should be. All I can hope to see is justice saught out for his downfall, and may be swift and just. My prayers go out to his loved ones, and may God bless his soul.

SM Mathew Amador
Civil Air Patrol

October 12, 2020

Sergeant Craig Johnson you will always be remembered by me. When you passed away my heart was broken. I pray for your family and the tough road ahead.

Mary Lee Luther

October 10, 2020

I watched the body cam and dash cam footage and I am ENRAGED!!! Why on earth would the defense attorney think this would be a good thing for that person (I had to reword this a couple times to make it appropriate) and why would they want to let his children and wife or any other family members see that??? I instantly found myself feeling extremely low in a bad way and I had never met this hero. I can’t imagine how his family both blood and blue feel. I continue to pray for this family and the department. This perpetrator then had to run and hide like the little girl he is and his “friend” who was arrested then attempted suicide because he had to face charges for what he did. I’m sorry but he put himself in the middle of it. I want the shooter to get the death penalty and put to the front of the line since it’s on camera. His friend should get at least 30 years for accessory after the fact.

Kim Parks
Extremely Thankful For and Proud Supporter Of All Law Enforcement Officers

October 7, 2020

Watched bodycam footage of this incident. Sent shivers down my spine. Officer Johnson was a true American hero and was taken from this world far too soon. My heart goes out to the families involved and pray that they can recover from such a tragedy. RIP to a true hero, one I won't forget. Also, put the killer to death himself, he deserves much more anyways.

Puglia
Civilian

October 6, 2020

Our family is heartbroken for Sergeant Johnson and his family!!!! Rest In Peace Craig and God will take care of rest! You’re amazing person that gave so much. Are you kidding this low life criminal is able to even live and breathe another day?!! Please justice... seek out death penalty!

Reese Family
Civilian

September 28, 2020

After watching the horrific bodycam footage I was speechless. I don't know you, but your death struck me hard. Rest Easy brother, we have the watch from here.

William Jin
Future Law Enforcement Officer

September 26, 2020

I’m never gonna unsee and unhear the screams. May you rest in peace..

N/A Alex N/A
Civilian

September 24, 2020

Watching the body cam almost made me tear up. R.I.P sir.

Jon McGhee

September 23, 2020

Watching the body cam almost made me tear up. R.I.P sir.

Civilian
N/A

September 23, 2020

Watching the body cam almost made me tear up. R.I.P sir.

Civilian
N/A

September 23, 2020

We have to stand with our law enforcement and first responders. Without the law enforcement officers this country would not be the great country that it is and you would not be safe to walk out of your house alone without them. Thank you for all that you do and my condolences to the family of Sgt Johnson. We must continue to support our law enforcement the same as we support our military. #paratroopersstandwithblue

SPC SPIRES
82nd airborne division

September 23, 2020

I can't even think of the right amount of words that I can say, but in simplification, I am shocked that it happened so fast.
Which is why everyone must remember "What if it was me?"
But no individual ever asks "Why me?" after death.
Rest in peace Sergeant.
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And may the killer seek the death penalty with no Miranda rights. He doesn't deserve it, and certainly Sergeant Johnson never deserved to die.
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James B. (Civilian)
Near Harnett County Sherrif's Office

September 22, 2020

Hi, i'm from Brazil, and watched the Bodycam footage, my respect for the family and all friends, i pray for the days like that never happen again!! Police Lives Matters too!!

Raphael Sinigalia

September 18, 2020

I watched the bodycam footage. I barely slept that night. I am so grateful for our boys in blue, and I hope that the family finds peace and healing. I hope that the other officer heals quickly and fully. I am praying for all this. I cant believe that I have been so naive to this reality. I hope to find ways to support my local police in whatever capacity I can.
God Bless you all

Koda P.
Citizen

September 18, 2020

Just watched the horrific body cams videos that were released. Rest in peace, Sarge. Hopefully your killer will be brought to justice.

Officer Kyle Donahue
Nashua (NH) Police Department

September 18, 2020

Im so sorry this happened to you sarge. I pray for your family and that your soul rest peacefully. I can assure you that justice will be served over your untimely demise. RIP.

Capitan Cook

September 18, 2020

God bless sarge....I will say a prayer for you and your family tonight.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 17, 2020

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