Kristian Johnson, Logan

Dec 14, 2017, 4:44 PM | Updated: Feb 25, 2019, 3:29 pm

The following nomination came in from Sergeant Jason Olsen.

Officer Kristian Johnson was selected by the Logan City Police Department for a position as a patrol officer on August 1, 2015, just 22 months ago. Officer Johnson was still attending the academy when he tested successfully with Logan, so he was hired part time for a few months until he could graduate.

Officer Johnson graduated from the Weber State POST academy and went immediately to work in public safety, serving the citizens of Logan. Officer Johnson’s application to Logan City was very unique as his decision to enter the law enforcement field, came at 39 years of age. While this is not “old”, as some may say, the average law enforcement officer begins his or her career before the age of 25.

This did not matter to Officer Johnson. Officer Johnson had already completed one successful career as an attorney prior to changing roles. Officer Johnson was the president of his own law firm for 12 years before selling the company and moving back to Logan City to pursue a new dream. He is also the father of two beautiful daughters.

With Officer Johnson’s previous education, life skills, and determination, he was quite easy to train. Some wondered if it might be intimidating to train someone so highly educated but it was quickly learned by all of his peers, Officer Johnson is very humble as well.

In his 22 short months as Logan’s newest rookie, Officer Johnson has also been the most recognized patrolman in the department. In 2016 Officer Johnson attended his first LCPD awards banquet and was the recipient of two awards, the 2016 TOP DUI and the 2016 PATROL OFFICER OF THE YEAR.

In 2017 Officer Johnson gained national attention, when a body camera video went viral of him singing a song to an elderly woman. Officer Johnson had been called to this woman’s home because she had some disabilities and she could not get her microwave to work. Some police officers may have grumbled at this type of a call, but not Officer Johnson. In his eyes, it was yet another opportunity to serve the public and professionally represent this noble profession.

Officer Johnson was able to get the woman’s microwave functioning again, and when he asked her if there was anything else he could do, she asked him to sing her a song. He was reluctant at first, but when the request for “You Are My Sunshine”, was made, Officer Johnson sang to her with heart. This made a lasting impression on the elderly lady.

Officer Johnson is the perfect role model for other officers, young and old. He has the ability to transition from Law Enforcement Officer to community servant, and he does so effortlessly. With his disposition and overall positive attitude, he makes other officers want to be better. Officer Johnson carries the torch and represents the Logan City Police Department with pride.

With this, it is an honor to nominate Officer Kristian Johnson for “Beyond the Badge.”

Today’s Top Stories

Beyond the Badge

Elon Musk Twitter...
KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer

Elon Musk: Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’

Musk has been vocal about his desire to clean up Twitter's problem with "spam bots" that mimic real people and appeared to question whether the company was underreporting them.
2 months ago
It took Utah a few weeks longer than most states, but the average gallon of gas is now under $2. 
Associated Press

Average US price of gas drops 9 cents per gallon to $2.84

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 9 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks, to $2.84.
3 years ago
No Author

Officer William Barnett, Taylorsville

The following post was submitted as a nomination for Officer William Barnett.
4 years ago
No Author

Officer Preston Casey, Centerville

During this past year Centerville Police Officer Preston Casey has faced difficult personal and professional tragedies, despite these difficulties he maintained a positive attitude and became even more sensitive to challenges faced by others.
4 years ago
No Author

Lieutenant Eric Stucki, Utah State Parks

While attending his son's basketball game, Lt. Stucki performed CPR on a boy until the ambulance could arrive.
4 years ago
No Author

Officer Steve Olson, Cottonwood Heights

As I sat waiting for my order, a police officer entered pushing a bike. Initially, I thought he was perhaps a bike cop; however, I quickly realized that something else was going on.
4 years ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
Follow @ikeyospe...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
Follow @ikeyospe...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.