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Officer Niles Frederick Johantgen

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1991

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Reflections for Officer Niles Frederick Johantgen

I was just a little girl when you passed from us. Fly with the angels, wholly quiet now and peace. Your smile and bear hugs made living so lovely. From Suzie and my son, Andrew xxx still miss you more than words can say.

Suzie Szigethy and Andrew Ellioty
Family friend

August 8, 2017

Missing you today my friend.

Sgt. BC Williams, Ret
Atlanta Police Department

February 16, 2017

coming from a family of peace officers, I am always sadden by such senseless, cold and heartless murders of our officers. Always and forever, they take the bullet for all to protect all citizens. it should be an automatic death sentence for anyone who murders a cop, or life incarcerated without the possibility of parole--if he gets out, he will just find more to murder, he is a cold blooded killer who should never walk this earth again. Please do whatever it takes to keep him behind bars.

fannie Williams
neighborhood Representative, Deer Park Texas

December 23, 2016

Niles truly was a person who made the world a better place and his absence has left a hole in the world. This gentle giant is still missed

God Bless

James (Mickey) Mastrangelo
USMC 80-84

December 22, 2016

Remembering you today Rip my brother RIP

Micheal Dempsey
C co USMC 1/3

December 21, 2016

I am very saddened to hear that the offender in this case had his sentenced overturned. I don't know if anyone can contact the family to let them know of this injustice. My husband was the lead investigator on the case. We just learned of it two weeks ago when an investigator for the defense showed up at our doorstep. I did not know Niles but from my husbands colleagues he was highly thought of. I understand he had a little boy at the time who had to grow up with out a dad. He should be a grown man by now.

Terri Olsen-Greene
Wife of Investigator M.T.Greene

January 8, 2016

Sorry Im a little late this year but I think of you often. You are remembered. Semper fi

Iron Mike

Captain Micheal Dempsey (ret)
HCDOC /EPD

December 23, 2015

You are not Forgotten Semper Fi my Brother

Captain Micheal Dempsey (ret)
HCDOC /EPD

December 20, 2014

Rest in Peace young man….May God Bless you and your family.

Retired Patrolman
Ipswich Police Dept. Ipswich, MA

December 21, 2013

Niles another year has passed. Your are Missed and remembered by your Marine Corps Brothers from Cco 1/3. We toasted you at our reunion and support your son Mitch who is currently serving. Rest in peace my brother.

Captain Micheal Dempsey (ret)
HCDOC /EPD

December 20, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Detective Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

March 24, 2013

Hard to beleive it has been 21 years since you were taken from us Semper Fi My brother you are not forgotten

Captain Micheal Dempsey
Hillsborough County NH/USMC 1/3

December 20, 2012

Niles,
You've been on my mind a lot lately. I think of you, and wish Gwen and the boys well. I know you are watching over them...and me. Thank you for being the person you were, and the guardian angel you are. You are not forgotten and still loved.
The Brat

The Brat
Personal Message

October 10, 2012

Semper Fi my brother you are missed, thinking of you today as I look through the photos of our youth in the USMC. Rip

Captain/Retired Mike Dempsey
Hillsborough County DOC/Epsom PD

July 12, 2012

Miss you my brother

Captain Mike Dempsey
HCDOC REt

April 11, 2012

Never forget your smile.
Semper Fi

cpl Drew Hanson
Charlie Co.1/3

March 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Johantgen. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2012

I knew you before you became a police officer and your desire to always do what was right....to help those that needed help. You are family is in my prayers and I know you and Chris are watching over many of us.

Steve Hanley

February 4, 2012

For those of us who patrolled metro Atlanta in 1991, Officer Johantgen is remembered often. Christmas Eve has never been the same since that cold day when his mother thanked us for being at the service...when Chief Bell had us all stand "in honor"...when B.C. told us more about Niles...when Mayor Maynard Jackson openly wept. It was a sad, sad day...twenty years have passed. It seems like yesterday.

Former Lieutenant T.D. Barge
East Point Police Department

December 22, 2011

Johantgen, was one of my officers and I truly cared about each and everyone that worked on my zone. This was one of the worst days of my career you see I am Johantgen's dispatcher. Two days before he called me on the console and said. "Ms. Deadwyler, I want you to know I never call radio to talk to the dispatchers but you are the best thing that could have happened to Zone 3 and I am going to put you on my Christmas list." This is one of the highest compliments a dispatcher could be given from one of their officers. I worked the zone for over 16hours that day because I could not let my baby be out there and know I wasn't there. To all of the officers I served and worked with...my prayers still go out for you daily. May GOD keep you as you serve the citizens of your respective agencies.

Janie Deadwyler, Sr. Instructor
APD/Retired

December 21, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27 anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to your community as a police officer and to your country as a Marine. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your brother in green so I bid you semper fi.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Mitch, you and your family are in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 21, 2011

We think about you every day. Dad misses you. He is not in good health. It really touch my heart to see all the wonderful post about the boys. We get cards from your dad and mom every year. Gwen too. She sends us pictures of them too. They are so hansome. They have grown so fast. I went to the wall and got your name off for dad. He had the biggest smile on his face. All he could say was "Skin Head". We will make sure to see it to the end for you..We love you.

LEISA NELSON
ADOPTED GA FAMILY

October 14, 2011

Wow, how I miss you. I was the first officer on scene that day, it will forever be embedded in my memory. Jo use to train me, I had only been on the street a few months due to my tour of duty in Desert Storm when I finished the academy. He was one of my protectors. BC told me about the graduation of his son. I know he is proud.

He will never be forgotten

fellow officer/ Charlotte Bassett Hutchins

Officer Charlotte Bassett Hutchins
Atlanta Police Dept 23 years

August 23, 2011

It has been 19 years my brother RIP

Mike Dempsey
USMC C 1/3

December 21, 2010

Well my friend your son Mitch graduated Boot Camp at Paris Island and he looked just like you at that age. You would be very proud of him. I met Niles JR, Gwen, BC from Alanta PD and Doug at the graduation it was a great day.
We all miss you,,
Semper Fi...

Iron Mike
USMC / Epsom PD

September 6, 2010

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