Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Duane Curtis Johnson

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 19, 1984

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Reflections for Police Officer Duane Curtis Johnson

With honor, I will be performing on Officer Duane Johnson's tuba tonight (2023/05/17) with the (Wisconsin) Hartford City Band for the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service to honor those who have died in the line of duty. First, Officer Johnson's grandfather purchased the tuba in 1936 for performances with the Jamestown Band in New York. Next, Officer Johnson's father played it, and finally, Officer Duane Johnson. I acquired the tuba in 2022 from the Johnson family, reserving it for memorial and patriotic performances.

Daniel Landbo
Hartford City Band, Wisconsin

May 17, 2023

Duey...miss you little brother... Prayers were answered at the 12/21/22 Parole Hearing...parole denied! The Commisioners actually seemed to have good insite as to the shenanigans of the inmate's answers...he still can't directly answer a yes/no question; and he still won't completely admit and be fully responsible for his actions. Despite multiple witness testimony that he was in the store, he still claims he was only the getaway driver.

Huge kudos to all those who attended the online video hearing in support of a denial! And big 'Thanks!' to the Commissioners for making the right call based on sound judgement!

I've already started my denial request letter for the next hearing. We've still got your 6, Duey, and always will...

Pamela (Johnson) DeLong

December 24, 2022

It’s been 38 years since your untimely passing. Dwayne was a Marine a classmate and friend. Again we were reminded of the pain his family must go through. Another parole hearing occurred (12/21/22) within days of the anniversary of his death. Again the inmates parole was denied, but will be revisited in 18 months. The system is broken ! I’m reminded of all the silly antics in the academy. Duey taught me how to spit shine my shoes like a Marine. He always looked out for me, making sure my uniform appearance was up to par and thankfully he held back when we had to wrestle each other.
Like many others, I remember like it was yesterday responding to the help call from 77th street Div during a downpour. So many of us we devastated to find out it was Duey. He will be forever in our heart and prayers.

Sal LaBarbera, retired detective

December 22, 2022

Dewy I will always remember working the morning watch with you at Central Division and your dedication to the job.

Frank Manuel Amador jr
LAPD Central Division 1976-1990

June 17, 2022

Semper Fi brother. Thank you for your MARINE service and with your service with LAPD. You are in our hearts. May God bless you and your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

December 19, 2021

Very sad, brother! Rest in Peace!

Sgt. S. A. Mohamad
Texas Police Officer. 20years

January 10, 2021

Dewey We grew up in the same neighborhood. Me on Dearing, you a few quick steps from Stadium Hill. Your twin bro Dana and Sammy Auria. I think of you often and still can't believe it. God bless you for your courage.

Jon C Mcmillen
Grew up with the Johnson twins

June 14, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Johnson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 19, 2020

I remember this like it was yesterday I was assigned to Central Station out of OCB Crash Gang Unit when this occurred to him and his partner.
Rest In Peace my brother in blue

Detective JC Roach

December 20, 2019

This solemn anniversary is a constant reminder of how these holidays will never be the same. I am so sorry I am unable to go down to the new PAB and leave some flowers as my health won't allow me- but just know we never forget.

DII Vic Corella # 22416
LAPD Retired

December 19, 2019

You are never forgotten no matter how many years pass. Your service was an inspiration to me as I served in NC for 30 years and have since retired. My son now carries the blue torch. I'm a graduate of JHS and friends with your family through JFD. Both of you are great men as was your father.

David Schwob
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

October 20, 2019've been gone 34 years ago today. So sorely missed...
Praising God that the recent Parole Hearing ending in a denial! Just doesn't seem right to have to re-live and re-do our efforts to keep this guy in jail.

Love you ever and always!

Pam (Johnson) DeLong
Surviving sister

December 19, 2018

I don't see the last post I made a couple of weeks ago, but the parole board hearing I attended on November 28, 2018 was a victory for us! Once again inmate #E07042 was denied parole. He will be up again in three years unless he appeals the decision, in which case it will be 18 months again. I suspect he will try again. Thank you to all of you who wrote letters of support!!

Donna Johnson Culwell

December 18, 2018

In three weeks I will be once again attending a parole board hearing at San Quentin state prison. Thank you Miss Allie for your letter.
The only parole this inmate should get is a "back door parole". He is unsuitable to be unleashed into society.
Thank you to all my LAPD support people, family and friends.

Donna Johnson Culwell

November 7, 2018

To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Johnson: I am very sorry for your loss. It’s so unfair that you have to keep reliving your pain, with each new parole board hearing! So, I proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter today. To Officer Johnson: Thank You for your service to our country; your sacrifice for your community. You are not forgotten! God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

October 19, 2018

Angela McMinn...I too thank you so much for your efforts! I have submitted information to the No Parole page, and pray for the desires results.

Duey...we are still fighting! We love you and miss you every day!

Pam DeLong
Surviving Sister

October 4, 2018

THANK YOU so much Angela!!! I have been fighting the parole fight for many years as well. Only 18 months ago this inmate was granted parole and the Governor denied it but that was far too close!

Donna Culwell
Surviving Sister

September 7, 2018

My thoughts and prayers to this heroes friends and family both blood and blue. Donna Our director saw your reflection about the upcoming parole review and passed it along to me. I am Angela McMinn, coordinator of odmp's no parole for cop killers program. Your brothers killer will go into my November parole report. His name will go on our No Parole wall on the site: to be included in a letter-writing campaign that has been shown to Generate hundreds to over a thousand letters of protest to his parole. It will go in our blog as well as our facebook page and go out in an alert email that thousands have signed asking to be notified of upcoming paroles of cop killers.

I am also the surviving daughter of:

I had to do the parole wars on daddies killer every year for 10+ years. That is why I wanted to volunteer on this cause. If I or ODMP can be of help to you or anyone in your family please let me know. [email protected]

Angela McMinn
Officer Down Memorial Page/ Surviving daughter

August 23, 2018

Well here we go again brother. Parole board hearing on November 28, 2018. I'll be there for you.

Donna Culwell

August 23, 2018

My name is Enoc Morales, Jr. I'm a Senior at Jamestown High School. Last night I was the recipient of the Duane Johnson Memorial Scholarship. I am truly thankful to the Johnson family for choosing me for this honor. I am humbled and grateful. Like Officer Curtis, I look forward to a career of serving and protecting my community. Once again, this has been an honor I will never forget.

Enoc Morales, Jr.
2018 Duane Johnson Memorial Scholarship Recipient

June 7, 2018

Before my stroke I would make it a point to go to the LAPD memorial and leave a rose for Ofcr. Johnson. One day I'll make another trip- but not an anniversary of this sad date escapes me. RIP Dewey.

DII Vic Corella (LAPD Ret.)
Los Angeles Police Department

December 19, 2017

I for one have never forgotten this murder. I was two blocks from China Town when the 211 call was broadcast. The scene broke my heart! Rest in peace Officer Warren.

Jacob de Leon

December 19, 2017

Well, here it is December 19, 2017, and a long time since we enter the academy on September 8, 1981. I like to thank Bill Tiffany (LAPD Retired) and "The Rotator" website for keeping your memory alive and jogging my memory in regards to your untimely passing. I look at your uniform picture and remember you as that young, strong and proud police officer. I am sure, I speak for all of our remaining and retired classmates, that we appreciated your duty and sacrifice, and may you Rest in Peace!

Russell Carr
Los Angeles Police Department, Retired

December 19, 2017

Duane was one of the good guys. I was fortunate enough to walk a beat with him. He is missed. Semper fi

Bill Malin
LAPD central div 1972 to 1986

December 19, 2017

“We love them, we miss them, we grieve them......and so we live our lives to make them proud.”
Time cannot diminish the love we have for all of our fallen officers.

Widow of LAPD Officer Roger Warren Jr. EOW 5/08/67

December 19, 2017

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