College of Charleston DPS mourns with Summerville PD over the loss of Capt. Johnson

By | November 11, 2022

The officers, command staff, and support staff at the College of Charleston Department of Public Safety mourn with the Summerville Police Department over the recent loss of one of their ranks, Captain Larry “LJ” Johnson, after a battle with cancer.

Captain Johnson was a twenty-year veteran of the Summerville Police Department, having previously served with the MUSC Department of Public Safety.

Keep Captain Johnson, his family, his friends, and his department in your thoughts as they walk this difficult path.

The College of Charleston Department of Public Safety stands with the Summerville Police Department in their time of grief.

Rest easy, brother… we have the watch now.

The following is from Summerville PD’s own Facebook page:

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our very own Captain Larry “LJ” Johnson, who lost his battle with cancer.

Captain Johnson came to the Summerville Police Department in 2002 after serving four years with the Medical University of South Carolina’s Department of Public Safety.

Captain Johnson has risen from Patrolman to our Criminal Investigative Division commander. He has served as Uniform Patrol Division Corporal, Narcotics Investigator, Uniform Patrol Division Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Division Commander. He is also a graduate of FBI’s Carolina Command College and the University of Phoenix with an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. The Knights of Columbus awarded him Police Officer of the Year in 2006 and 2007 by the Summerville Police Department.

He proudly served as a founding member of The Dignity Project, and he is a member of the Cathedral of Praise church in North Charleston.

Captain Johnson is a man of God who is deeply loved and respected by all who knew him. He never met a stranger and was quick to bring a smile to anyone’s face, whomever he met. The men and women of the Summerville Police Department and our community members are all better people for having met our brother, LJ. Please continue to pray for his family and our SPD family as we work through this difficult time.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ~ John 3:16




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