Officer Memorial

Sheriff James L. Johnson, 54, of the Sheridan County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed on October 26th while dealing with a mentally ill person.

Sheriff Johnson had served as the sheriff for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and five adult children.

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey V. Mitchell
, 38, of the Sacramento County, California Sheriff’s Department was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop.

Deputy Mitchell served his department for 9 years. He is survived by his wife and 6-year-old son.

About Gary Smith

Chief Smith has served over 31 years in the criminal justice field. He is currently a consultant assisting public and private organizations better establish community goals and ethical conduct with the members of their organizations. Chief Smith serves as a facilitator, lecturer, professor and other capacities both inside and outside the criminal justice field.
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