The streets of Draper City were made safer by Sergeant Derek Johnson who loved his job as a police officer for the Draper City Police Department. Understanding the risk, but wanting to protect he gave his life while on duty September 1st, 2013 at the age of 32. He was the recipient of many awards, including Life Saving Award, Distinguished Service Award, and was the 2012 Community Policing Officer of the Year. With a good nature, a sense of humor that could light up any room, attention to detail and the ability to make anyone his friend. He made a difference. He loved his family, hunting, running, hiking and giving service. He was always up for a good challenge.