"He was a man of good moral character and a good Christian," Hollenbeck said. "He consistently did an outstanding job as a patrol deputy. He is the type of deputy every sheriff would want to work for him."
Johnson's calm demeanor earned the respect of everyone who know him and made him a true leader among his fellow deputies, Hollenbeck said.
"He treated people with courtesy and kindness," Hollenbeck said. "He was fair. He was a gentle giant."