Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Steven J. Johnson

Juneau County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Tuesday, October 14, 1980

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Steven J. Johnson

Thank you for your service.

Julie M.
Juneau County Citizen

October 18, 2020

Grandpa, even though us as your grandchildren have never met yoy i still pray every night that you watch over my dad and our family wherever we all go. My dad (you're son) has taught us well through a heavy hand and a heavy heart he has shown me love that I'm sure you have showed him. As I grow older and start a family of my own i will someday show them the same love. Love you grandpa and Thank you for everything!
Love always You're grandson, Lucas!

Lucas Johnson

June 12, 2015

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

February 25, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all that call you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I know that you must be proud that y9ur famiy has continued your legacy of protecting and serving,

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 13, 2013

Thank you for your service to our nation. Rest In Peace.

Sergeant Patrick R. Stanton
Royal Oak Police Department

June 19, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP now

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

April 11, 2012

Another year is approaching and my heart ways heavy, I have had my ups and downs. But Dad thinking of you keeps my feet on the ground. Now that I am a Chief of Police I still carry you with me in my heart and know that you watch over me when things out here get dark. Thanks for all you have instilled in me, you have made me who Iam.
Many hats, the job does require without you I would have neither the guts or desire. Your still my inspiration my drive and dedication.
Your Son Chief Steven Johnson Jr.

Chief Steven Johnson Jr.
Norwalk-Wilton Police Department

August 8, 2009

"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

February 22, 2008

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007

It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years. I think of you every year on this day and the day before because we shared it as our birthday. I thank you for influencing the law enforcement field on me. You are truly missed.

October 14, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace.

October 14, 2004

I wondered for years what it would be like to walk in your shoes. Now that I wear these shoes I understand even more what you stood for. Your professionalism I can see is instilled in me. Working in this type of atmosphere also gives me an understanding how and why your heart was so big. When Iam in my squad I can feel you sitting beside me and watching over me. I met a great individual who reminds me of you. He also has someone riding with him as his gaurdian angel. I hope the two of you have met. If need to be I hope you take him under your wing like his Father has done for me. Dad your the greatest even though your not physically here I still learn from you every day. Dad please watch over the family and to help keep us strong even when things seem wrong. Love you Dad. Your son who is proud of his father.

Deputy Steven Johnson
Sauk Co Sheriff

September 12, 2003

I want to leave this reflection for this fallen heroe. I met your son last year, who now is a deputy himself. He was proud of you and now wears you badge tatooed on his arm forever. He respects you as so do I. Please continue to look down on Steve and me, along with all the rest of us patrolling the streets. Thank you for your sacrafice brother.


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