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Trooper Charles Henry Johnson

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 12, 1977

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Reflections for Trooper Charles Henry Johnson

Rest in peace Trooper Johnson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 23, 2019

I am K.C. Bohrer. I am trying to get in touch with my friend Charlie's wife and children about a memorial dedication I am working on in WV. If anyone knows hoe I can reach Lynda, Lori or Jeff please ask them to contact me at [email protected]

WV Deputy Sheriff retired

December 6, 2013

Today something has been pulling me back to this reflection page. For you see, Trooper Charles H. Johnson, is my late husband. I've visited here many times over the years but it's been awhile. Now I know why it's been calling me back....I see our beautiful daughter, unbeknownst to me...was here not so long ago on Father's Day and wrote a heart-tugging note to her father while thanking those of you who have taken the time to leave your notes of kindness. I also want to thank you. Lori was only 2, and her brother, Jeff, only 4, when he was taken from us. Thank you God for blessing me with these two incredible children. They gave me the fortitude to go on living after that horrible day. Quite frankly, I don't know what would have become of me without them. Knowing I had to press on for them, and for their daddy, gave me the will to go on. I couldn't let them down. Our special angel has been watching over us all these many years. Decades have passed but he's never left our hearts. I can only imagine how proud he his of the legacy he left behind. He was a wonderful man, and such a loving father and partner. He left this world much too soon but while he was here, he made an incredible impact on all who knew him. You are sorely missed my childhood sweetheart. Forever young and gone too soon but thank you for the treasures you left me. Keep watching over us. I love and miss you so.

Lynda S. Johnson

August 12, 2013

I'm Trooper Charles Henry Johnson's daughter.
I can't thank you all enough for the words you have left here.
I miss my father every day!
Happy early Father's Day to my dad!

Lori N Johnson

June 14, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever,
Rest In Peace

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

January 12, 2012

Trooper Johnson,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of West Virginia. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 12, 2010

Uncle Chubby,
I was only nine when you passed, but remember vividly my dad, your brother, speak of your death. I now follow in your footsteps and do so proudly. Your kind demeanor and dedication to family has set the standard. With all of this dear sir, I salute you for your service. I will attempt to maintain the standards you set for all of those in Law Enforcement. We have learned so much from you and all of our fallen heroes.
Uncle Chubby, you are truely missed. I now understand....

Officer Adams
Department of the Army/Niece

May 16, 2009

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

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 27, 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

March 2, 2008

G-d speed my brother

ODPS-Inv Unit

January 28, 2008


Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 4, 2008

G-d Bless.

January 12, 2007

Dear Uncle; Your memory is a gift and never forgotten.

Steven Smith

May 30, 2006

Trooper Johnson you died a hero and have not been forgotten. We remember you on the anniversary of your death. Rest in peace my fallen brother in green.

Cpl. C. D. Siler

January 12, 2006


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Johnson.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 12, 2004

Trooper Johnson,

Many years have past, but your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Continue to Rest in Peace Brother in Blue.....


June 3, 2004

I was 18 years old at the time Charlie was killed. I had always wanted to be a policeman and Charlie was a friend of mine. We hunted, played basketball and were friend with my fmaily and other troopers. His death reinforced my need to become a police officer and work everyday to strive to eliminate the faction of society that hurts innocent police officers. I have worked my entire career and paid tribute to Charlie's memory each and everyday by doing the job to the best of my ability.

Lt K.C. Bohrer
Berkeley Co Sheriff's Dept.

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