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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

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.
.

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

Horrified at the body and dashcam footage. Your not forgotten, and your sacrifice will not go unrecognized. God speed.

Deputy Sheriff
Michigan Sherrifs Office

September 17, 2020

Such a terrible loss. You are a hero. I am really at a loss for words here. God speed Paladin. SLOW SOLEMN SALUTE!

Larn R Strawn
Michigan DNR LED

September 16, 2020

After watching the Bodycam footage released today, it is an understatement to say that I am horrified. I pray that there is a after life and that you got the best of it. You did not deserve this, especially after reasoning with the man who killed you to avoid injury and harm to him. I wish people would put your face on a brick wall and honor you, not these criminals that are being defended. Thank you for giving your life to protect us.

Galen Kerstetter Civilian
N/A

September 16, 2020

There isn’t words. My prayers to their families. I wish for a lot things but most of all wish they were ok and he was six feet under the ground. Keep the faith guys real Americans are with you1000% God bless and keep every one of you.

Tyler D. Leavitt
None - Civilian

September 15, 2020

Just saw the video. Makes me sick to my stomach. May you Rest In Peace and get justice for the coward who performed this despicable act. We will Hold the Line for you, sarge. Rest in Paradise.

Police Corpsman Anthony Flores
San Antonio Police

September 14, 2020

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

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