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Trooper Johnny Montague Edrington

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, December 20, 1988

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Reflections for Trooper Johnny Montague Edrington

God Bless your family and friends. You will never be forgotten!!!

PO (Ret.)
City of Miami PD Fla.

December 20, 2007

was browsing looking for police logos for my sons school report and ran across this deepest condolences to the family and heartfelt prayers to surviving friends and family...please take comfort knowing he is at God's side and is awaiting the spiritual reunion with all his loved ones in the promised land...God bless you at this most difficult time of the year, and thanks to all of our fallen heroes, who make this beautiful state a more secure place for our kids...peace and joy

web browser

December 19, 2007

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 29, 2007

I hope that this case is at the top of the KSP cold case files. If law enforcement killers are not caught swiftly, others may be emboldened to assault/kill police officers.

This case MUST be solved using any and ALL resources necessary. Sorry for your terrible loss.

Security Officer

September 8, 2007

God bless you Johnny. Justice shall arrive from a higher court.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother
Montgomery Co., Ohio

August 9, 2007

Your death was not in vain nor will you ever be forgotten. On judgement day, your killer will face the Lord and his just punishment will be received for all of eternity. May you rest in peace and thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Kentucky!

E 911 Dispatcher in Kentucky

December 26, 2006

I was a kid when I met Johnny. He was a metro policeman in Campbellsville at the time. He and another metro officer "Sammy" lived up the road from me. They were good positive influences in the neighborhood for us kids growing up there. They played football with us on many occassions in the field behind the Airview apartments there. I collected cans and bottles around the neighborhood and Johnny and Sammy saved bottles and cans for me to cash in. I always looked up to those two officers through the years and I often wonder about the events of that night. He is missed by many.

boy down the road
young friend

December 21, 2006

Trooper J.M. Edrington and his family...on your 18 year anniversary....we honor you and all that you stood for. One day GOD will be the judge to these cowards. That day will prove to be more punishment than what anyone could sentence them to while on this earth.
Thank you for being a hero!

Wife of Pentagon Force Police Officer
Former 11 year WV State Trooper/SRT Sniper

December 20, 2006

rest in peace brother. we will take it from here.


November 2, 2006

It must be wonderful patrolling the streets of heaven. Justice will be served on judgement day, when the person who took your life faces his maker. Until then, keep an eye on the rest of us who continue to walk a beat down here.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 8, 2006

Trooper Edrington,

God knows, brother, God knows. Thank you for your service. See you later.

August 25, 2006

Trooper Edrington, you know how the "Thin Gray Line" works. They never give up, the most premier law enforcement agency around. They will be caught. Have faith in the Gray.

Patrolman Sapp
Nicholasville P.D.

July 27, 2006

Trooper Edrington your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace brother.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 3, 2006

We will never forget you and we will never give up the hunt!

Kentucky Trooper

March 16, 2006

We still think of you and we miss you....and they will be caught.

Retired Trooper
Kentucky State Police

January 1, 2006

Trooper Edrington,

I don't know if the coward that took you from us all has ever been caught, but rest assured, God knows who the person is and he will surely be punished.

St. Louis City Police

December 21, 2005

The words we should all strive to hear and you so deservingly earned:

"Well done, good and faithful servant!"

A Retired Trooper
Kentucky State Police

June 1, 2005

I thank you for your years of dedicated service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 22, 2004

Trooper Edrington,

You are honored. We will not forget you or your sacrifice. Now there's a mission . . . catch him! It will happen . . . KSP Investigators will get a lead . . . he'll tell his story to a "jail house snith." Someone will call . . . never give up KSP Investigators, until justice is served.

With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

August 7, 2004

You are not forgotten.

Disp. Binns



Godspeed Trooper!


Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD.


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