Friends, strangers gather along procession to pay tribute to officer

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  • Love Utah Draper, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 11:20 p.m.

    Sorry, but I find it distasteful to see adverts flashing up when viewing the series of photos. Most of us are in sombre mood and the last thing we need to see is flashing adverts diverting our attention. Deseret News needs to be more sensitive.

  • watchman Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 7:16 a.m.

    I think it is very fitting that we honor Sgt. Johnson in a big way as a hero and one that was charged with protecting the lives and property of others, and it is good that the public show support and sympathy for his family. But, it appears to me that the honors have been a little overdone.

    Perhaps I have become somewhat too critical and sensitive in my old age when I see so much time and expense go into doing these honors with hundreds of peace officers, firemen and other public employees taking time from their jobs for a full day, and some for two days.

    Does this extravaganza set a precedent now for the deaths of everyone in a position of public safety? Will we do as much for the death of a military person, mayor, congressmen or governor?