Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Perley K. Johnson, Jr.

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, February 13, 1978

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Today, February 13, 2018 the Department takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Perley K. Johnson on this his 40th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 13, 2018

Today, February 13, 2017, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Perley K. Johnson, Jr. on this his 39th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 13, 2017

This was the first long blue line of the many I have marched in and is etched in my memory. A good man, cut down. I am glad he is still remembered by many.

Ptl. Det. Ret.
Fellow Police Officer, Massachusetts

July 26, 2016

Today, Saturday, February 13th the Massachusetts State Police honors and remembers Trooper Perley K. Johnson, Jr. on this his 38th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 13, 2016

***Today, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Perley K. Johnson, Jr., on this his 37th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 13, 2015

From your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police, we honor your memory today on this your 36th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing you and your family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 13, 2014

Trooper Perley K. Johnson, Jr. - February 13, 1978
From your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police, we honor your memory today on this your 35th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing you and your family have not been forgotten.

Trooper Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

February 13, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace,
.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 13, 2012

RIP Sir, a hero you were

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

Trooper Johnson you have not been forgotten by the men and women of the Boston Police dept. RIP

Det. Michael kane
Boston Police dept.

July 2, 2010

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 18, 2008

Trooper 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 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

February 13, 2008

Today on the 30th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for you and those you left behind.
Rest in peace Trooper, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 13, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 13, 2008

You died on my 30th birthday. You were only 2 years
older than me. Even though your EOW was over 29 years ago, time has not diminished your service or
your sacrifice. With love from one coast of America
to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

June 14, 2007

Trooper Johnson, today marks the 29th anniversary of your passing. Though you left this world physically, I know you never truly left your wife and child and watch over them to this day. Thank you for your service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for those 10 short years.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 13, 2007

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

February 13, 2007

A poem to reflect a Hero.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow,
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush,
of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am in the star shine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room,
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing,

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I do not die.

Mary E Frye, 1932

Rest in Peace, Brother...

Corporal Gregory A. Cohn
Florida Highway Patrol - St. Augustine

March 5, 2006

Rest in Peace, brother.

Your sacrafice has not been forgotten.

Trooper
A-6 Danvers, MSP

September 9, 2005

Your unfortunate passing came long before my time with the department, but thank you for your contributions. Semper Fi and Thank You !!

72nd RTT (1994 - Present)

Trooper Mark D. Robbins
Massachusetts State Police

October 11, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Perley, you will not be forgotten.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

Rest in peace, my brother.

Tpr N Brace Ret
MSP

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