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Auxiliary Officer Todd C. Johnson

Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, October 20, 1993

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Reflections for Auxiliary Officer Todd C. Johnson

Officer Johnson,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rock Island. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 20, 2023

Rest in peace Auxiliary Officer Johnson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 1, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. We honor and remember you on the 24th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 20, 2017


I just told my son about you a week ago while visiting the National Law Enforcement Memorial. He helped me hold the paper while I ran the pencil across the paper to get an imprint of your name. I hope you were there to welcome home our four new brothers and sisters who died this week. We only got to ride together a few times before your accident, but you’re not forgotten friend, rest in peace. Until we meet again.

Detective Timothy Metzger
Rock Island Police Department

October 20, 2016

Rest in Peace, Auxiliary Officer Johnson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 20, 2009

Thining of you and your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 20, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 8, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 17, 2007

Todd, It has been a long time my brother. Upon your loss I searched my soul many times to decide if Law Enforcement was what I really wanted to do. You made me stay in college when the Gulf War broke out and since then I have been bumped, moved and found my place in the field. I thank you for what you did back then. I will be coming home soon to the Quad City Area. I know that you will always be watching over me like the Archangel Saint Michael has been watching over me while I was deployed with the military. Thank you for your service to the people of the Quad Cities.

DUSM Terry Bumann
United States Marshals Service

March 19, 2007

It has been 13 years since your tour of duty ended and you have not been forgotten. I have met your parents at a number of police survivor functions and they are keeping your memory alive. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 24, 2006

Sleep safe with Our Lord.

October 24, 2006

To the family and friends of Officer Todd Johnson and his fellow officers in the Rock Island Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Johnson so tragically died twelve years ago.

Officer Johnson's dedication and valor will not be forgotten.

May you find continue to find comfort in the support and caring of your law enforcment family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Officer Johnson gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 20, 1993.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

October 20, 2005

In loving memory of Todd Johnson:
We have a newsperson here in
Seattle by the same name. Your
death is so sad and a double
tragedy really with the death of Capt.
Shurtz. Thank you for your service &
your ultimate sacrifice. Your death
diminshes us all.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

October 24, 2004

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. God bless.

October 20, 2004

Ofc. Johnson,

As a fellow Auxiliary police officer, I know the sacrifices that you made to do your job. Holidays away from your family, working a 8 hour day, then doing a 4 hour shift with your department. All for the love of being a police officer. Take pride in what you accomplished, and rest in peace.


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