Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Ryan Christopher Johnson, Sr.

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, April 22, 1992

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Reflections for Patrolman Ryan Christopher Johnson, Sr.

missn u we were so close , we slept in the same room and you followed my mischief outside the house , mom fussing at me always saying you following me to be be me hey I'm glad you didn't , april 16 and 22 was the worse day of my life and still is , its so hard to move on from that time , I was there that day . I just left you , I'm always saying what if I would have waited 5 more min I have always been their for you but this one time I wasn't I'm gonna miss and love you forever till we meet again your bro in the middle ........

DANA JOHNSON
BROTHER

February 1, 2019

May you never be forgotten. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice and your dedicated service. Rest easy brother.

POFC Hartman #3734
Prince George's County Police Department

April 22, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 14, 2016

Twenty-eight officers have given their lives in the service of Prince George's County. The dedication and courage of our officers are the reasons that the Prince George's County Police Department is second to none! Rest in peace Officer Johnson.

Major Larry Schweinsburg (Ret.)
Prince George's County Police

April 23, 2015

Your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten. Thinking of your family today and praying for God to send them strength.

Laura Gibson-Szerokman, Surviving Spouse
of Ofc. Allen W. Gibson, Jr. EOW: 04/25/98

April 22, 2014

Its been 22 yrs, seems like yesterday...Rest Easy My Brother.

Cpl. W. Chinn (retired)
PGPD District IV

April 22, 2014

Its still hard not having you holding onto my coat tail or saving you from the bullies and your other brother growing up. I miss you very much baby brother. You always called me your hero but in fact you are mine..

Rudy Johnson Sr
Older Brother

February 27, 2013

My Homie Better Known as Beak. The Gentile Giant. You're Missed.

Samuel Paige
Close Friend Of Family

June 29, 2012

Ryan,

Your family & friends still hold you in our hearts....forever. I still remember the t.v. commercials you used to make fun about...taught me how to smile and laugh and enjoy the simple things in life! Thank you for your being our friend and for serving the community.

-Missie

Melissa Paige
HomeGirl

May 16, 2012

I will miss my younger brother. He followed my steps into Law enforcement. I remember us two taking the police test both in DC and in PG County. I passed DC and he passed PG and we ended up on different forces but patrolling the Southern Ave line frequently seeing each other and sharing stories.
Love you and we miss you greatly..
Rudy Johnson

Rudy Johnson - Officer
MPDC

May 16, 2012

It seems like just yesterday that we were working side by side, King 5 and King 6. You were such a good guy and taken away much too soon. I still think of you daily and wonder how different life would have been with you in it. But God had a different plan. I hope you're smiling down on your family and friends and all that we've done since you've been gone. Miss ya, kiddo!!! Rest in peace, #1813.

Sgt. Jane Williams, #1433
PGPD

April 22, 2012

Your my Dad...yet I hardly know a thing about you. Like your favorite color or if you had siblings. I wonder what it would have been like if you were alive.

Airyana C. Johnson
Daughter

December 7, 2011

I just learned about this site but it is better late than never. The anniversary of your death has come and gone again, but it is still hard to believe that you are gone. You were a great friend, little brother and neighbor and I still get tears in my eyes when you cross my mind, especially when I drive down Brinkley Road (our old neighborhood). I recall the day I introduced you to my Mom while you were sitting in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on Brinkley Rd., writing reports and waiting for your pizza to finish cooking. LOL You possessed tremendous "beat pride" and it showed by the way your T/A owners took care of you.

The midnight Thursday (new movie) premiere's @ Rivertowne Theater was loads of fun also! I always remembered to get a large bag of popcorn because I knew I would have to share with you. I enjoyed our talks and laughs and I missed hearing you say, "And I got 'em", when you cleared your calls (referring to already having your case numbers). You will remain in my heart forever little brother!

Ret. Cpl. N. Shannon, I.D.# 1655
Prince George's County Police Dept., District IV, Oxon Hill

April 30, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 22, 2010

Words cant express how proud we are of you. Everytime I look in your daughters eyes I see you. I have a piece of you always. We will always love you and never a days goes by that you not in our heart. You are a true and great man. Much Love always...

Angela Harris
Mother of Airyana C Johnson

April 4, 2010

Not a day go by that I don't think about the fun we use to have. From 7th grade up to that last day. You will definitely never be forgotten! Thanks for the brotherly friendship!! You are truly missed!!! Love Always

Samuel Jeffers
Friend/Brother

June 25, 2009

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE....ALWAYS A HERO, AND NEVER FORGOTTEN...YOUR SIS IN BLUE....

PFC/DIST.IV/OXON HILL
PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY, MARYLAND

April 25, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phylllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2009

Ryan, I can't believe its been 16years that you've been gone. It wasn't until recently that I even knew this website exsisted or I would have left this a long time ago. I still hear your laugh, I still remember your Orange Car that had the stick shift in it that gave you so many fits. I remember carpooling with you and Sammy and Tiatte to and from the Police Academy. I was Proud then and still am today to have known you. I think about you often and I say Hi to You when I pass Fort Lincoln. Say Hi to Jerry Martin for me if you see him up in Heaven. I'll NEVER Forget You My Brother.......... "Session 75 We came as Many, We Survived as One!!!"

Cpl. Richie Vargas #1833
Prince George's County Police Dept.

October 2, 2008

Thank you for your bravery, dedication, service and sacrifice. I know that today, the 16th Anniversary of your brutal, senseless and tragic murder is terribly hard on your firends and loved ones. May your loved ones find solace in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER again be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired
AR

April 22, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.

Former Police Officer (Dist.Hts. MD)

April 22, 2008

Hey Big Brother,

Man, I really miss you. I think about you all the time. I also reflect on how lucky I was to be the last one on the department to work with you,(we had to double up your last day at work). I agree with Juan in saying it's hard to beleive it's been over 15 years, wow how the time has flown! I will never forget you and how much you meant not only to me but to the Squad 36 family. I love and miss you. See you when I get there. Oh yeah, tell Catfish I said hi! Holla.

Sgt. Von Smith #1876
Squad 36 Member

March 24, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 7, 2007

It's hard to believe that it's been over 15yrs since that fateful day. I still remember it like yesterday. We were getting ready to start our mid night tours when this happened to Ryan. Your a good man Ryan and you are truly missed.

Cpl. J Rosado #1671
Ex PGPD

September 8, 2007

Thank you sir for your service and dedication. You, sir, will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over us as you patrol the golen streets of Heaven and we keep the watch here.

NC LEO
Winston-Salem PD

April 22, 2007

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