Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Alfred Morris Johnson, Jr.

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, February 16, 1980

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Reflections for Officer Alfred Morris Johnson, Jr.

On this actual anniversary of your untimely and heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say your law enforcement family will never, ever forget.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 16, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 6, 2020

Officer Johnson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

February 16, 2020

Thank you for your Bravery and your Sacrifice Officer Johnson.
You are not forgotten.

Mark E McReynolds

March 28, 2017

You are not forgotten.

Sgt. BC Williams, Ret
Atlanta Police Department

February 16, 2017

I had the opportunity of knowing Officer Johnson as a teenager working at the grocery store he was working his security detail. He shared his military career with me on many occasions and was a mentor to me. His guidance led me through a successful 22 year Air Force career and a college education. I will forever be in his debt and remember him always.

SMSgt (Retired)Tharren Printup

October 18, 2015

Thank you for your service. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. May justice prevail and your murderer brought to justice. Blessed are the peacemakers, you sir are indeed a child of God.

A fellow officer

February 16, 2014

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

After meeting kessa, I can see that a lot love was implanted in this family. When she speaks of her mother, father. son. daughter and all that is dear to her I can tell she has a heart as powerful as a mustard seed. This family is in my prayers.


February 11, 2013

Well Done Officer Alfred M Johnson. You were a very well respected officer. Thanks for your help in the communities making them safer places. Miss You!! WELL DONE!!

Bobbi Doe
Atlanta Police Department- Friend/Co-Worker

July 11, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 17, 2012

I just saw this story on America's Most Wanted. I hope they find the people who did this and I hope they FRY!!!


June 4, 2011

Thank you all for your kind words and all of your prayers. The Johnson Family is very appreciative for all of the support. The poem was very touching Mr.Bell. We ask that everyone continues to keep us in your prayers.

I only have one memory of my Daddy as I was only 2 at the time of his murder. However, I still miss him. I miss all of the things most daughter's take for granted. Him helping me brush my teeth, teaching me to tie my shoes, ride a bike, pop a willie, & skate. Seeing him proudly sitting in the audience at all of my performances. Him scaring my 1st boyfriend, admiring me after getting dressed in my 1st prom gown, picking which college I would attend, walking me down the isle, playing with my children & hearing them cry for Grandpa. All of this and more was taken from me and it hurts terribly.

I don't wish this pain on anyone. Solving this case will fill an injustice but will not provide complete closure for my Daddy will never return & all of those years that were robbed, are gone.

Kessa Johnson

June 3, 2011

I saw Mrs. Johnson share her frustration and grief on tv and I want you to know you're not alone. My brother, David Corn, an officer for the DeKalb County Police Dept. was killed February 1, 1972 and remains the only unsolved murder of a DeKalb Co. Police officer to date. I know how you feel to not have closure or justice. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family as you deal with the loss and pain you feel everyday.

Donna Neill
Share your grief

March 13, 2010

I saw Officer Johnson's story today on the local Fox channel. The APD cold case squad has apparently re-opened the case, which is listed as the only unsolved police officer murder in APD history. Good luck to those detectives.

Sgt. Bradley
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

February 19, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010



February 10, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 8, 2007

It was a great honor for me to work with you and I have often thought of you through the years. I will always remember you my dear friend. My prayers go out to your family.

Police Officer Bill Carr (Retired)
Atlanta Police Department Georgia

May 31, 2007

A man who is remembered lives forever.

February 16, 2006

Officer Johnson,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Atlanta.


February 16, 2005

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