May 22, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 88 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
RECOGNITION OF FALLEN OFFICERS JASON GARNER AND RASCHEL JOHNSON; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 88
(House of Representatives - May 22, 2017)
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[Page H4394] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RECOGNITION OF FALLEN OFFICERS JASON GARNER AND RASCHEL JOHNSON The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from California (Mr. Denham) for 5 minutes. Mr. DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, today I sadly rise to honor two fallen officers from my community, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Garner, and Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson. Deputy Garner and Officer Johnson tragically left this Earth on Saturday, May 13, 2017, as a result of a vehicular collision while en route to a reported residential burglary in Modesto. Both were committed public servants whose watches ended all too soon. Deputy Garner served with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department for 9\1/2\ years in the operations division and 1 year 3 months in the adult detention division. He was well-liked on both sides of the department. During his time in service to our community, he was recognized for a wide range of accomplishments, including assisting a mother in locating her daughter at Oakdale Reservoir, working with junior high students from Big Valley Christian School to conduct a successful graffiti wipeout for our community, and assisting the probation department and their firearms instructors with radio training to improve their communication skills with the dispatch center. Officer Johnson was a 15-year veteran of Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department who was known for going above and beyond. During her time with the department, she was recognized for her contributions to her team as well as our community, which included receiving the Sheriff's Award for Excellence for coordinating the model of the Patterson Police Services substation. She also helped to develop a program to more effectively dispatch community service officers and deputies, and she assisted with the 2006 homicide investigation of California Highway Patrol Officer Earl Scott. Both Deputy Garner and Officer Johnson leave behind an entire community who grieve their loss. Their bravery and committed service will never be forgotten. Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring the lives of Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Garner and Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson. My deepest gratitude and sympathies go out to their families and our law enforcement community as they forge ahead without their loved ones. May God bless and keep them always. ____________________