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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

It has been a long time since I have thought about our time in the corp. But I will remember you the rest of my life. You were a good friend to me then, Ijust wish I had kept in touch with you.God bless you and your family,jarhead.Thank you for your faithful service in both uniforms. your friend always . jamie browder

lcpl James E Browder
marinesCco 1/3

July 16, 2007

I saw and touched your name on the National Memoral this past weekend. It was sad I miss you.

Mike Dempsey
EPD Ret Cco 1/3 USMC

June 4, 2007

I had the pleasure of meeting on of your sons. He was at our local police officer memorial. I heard your story and I must say you should be so proud of that boy. Although he was only 4 months old when you passed away, he talked so highly of you. Many years have passed but you are still remembered for the ultimate sacrafice you made that December day.
wife of a Jackson Officer

May 10, 2007

It's been a long time devil dog. I've come along way since I used to ride with you all at zone 3.I'm a Lieutenant now, and think of you often. I know you are in a better place now, keep watching over us and God bless your family.
Amry Dog..

March 8, 2007

When I 1st met you when we worked a security detail together at a local nightclub in the mid 80's, I always found you to be the utmost professional and respectful Officer. My dealings with you in Zone 3 even more so enforced my beliefs as to your professionalism and true ability to be an excellent patrol officer(knowing the people of your beat and being in contact with the needs of your beat. This is a trait that too few Officers possess. Your were certainly one of the best of the best. It was ashame that you were taken from us for as far as police officers go, you made a difference. May you rest in peace in a better place.. Charles R. Shaw III, Investigator


November 26, 2006


I lost another friend in the line of duty his name was Mike Briggs from the Manchester NH Police Department. Please take care of him and show him the ropes. You will like him he was a jarhead too.
Semper Fi
Iron Mike

Capt Micheal Dempsey
Retired served with Niles Cco1/3

October 19, 2006

At the Washington Memorial I saw your name in stone. On the wall with other heroes you were not alone. We were brothers in the corps and brothers on the job so rest in peace my brother we all still feel your loss.

Semper Fi

Mike Dempsey Epsom NH PD Retired
Served with Niles in C co 1/3 USMC

September 12, 2006

I think about you everytime I pass that stretch of Z3. See you in in Vahalla, big Viking...

P.E. Pressley

May 31, 2006

Thought I would say thanks for the times we had while I was an College inter riding with you at Pct. 3. I will never forget you. I only wish I had been with you that day.
See ya soon.

March 15, 2006

Thank you Officer Johantgen for your service.
God Speed.


December 10, 2005

Dear Boss, You were tough on me like you were tough on your Army Ranger recruits. I remember you as the big mean looking Swede with the soft heart, loving family and respect of anyone who met you. All your friends, co-workers and colleages were there for you, as you were for them. I will never forget the limited time God allowed you to serve the people of Atlanta before he called you home because he needed your help up there. I think of you and your family often, even these many years after you left us. I am a stronger person knowing you look over my shoulder every day. Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice for me--no greater love has a man than to lay down his life for another. (Niles co-owned the company I worked for, prior to becoming an Atlanta Police Officer)

Officer S.D. Nienow
Ranger Security & Investigations

February 25, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

December 21, 2004

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell


June 15, 2004

JO you taught me a lot as a rookie police. well i'm here after 14 years. Jo i was the first officer on the scene partnered with wd, jackson. we did every thing we could to save you my brother. Jo may you rest in peace.

patrol officer, Charlotte Bassett
atlanta police

November 6, 2003

God bless you. I hope the coward that killed you feels the full wrath of the good Lord when his time has come. You will never be forgotten, hero.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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