Submitted by His Wife
Jason Allen Johnson #367‚ a 28 year old volunteer firefighter for BCFD#3 in Rose Hill‚ Kansas passed away on January 14th 2006. Jason leaves behind a wife Jennifer and their son Trevor Johnson.
Jason was born on April 25th 1977 in Morrison Illinois to Richard and Michelle Johnson. Jason and his younger brother Sean were raised in Clinton‚ Iowa.
Jason had a love for sports which he took part in during his whole life. Jason played baseball‚ ran track‚ liked to play golf‚ and during his adult years was always fishing when he had some free time.
After high school Jason joined the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Riley‚ Kansas where he met his wife Jennifer. After a short time together they moved to Rose Hill‚ Kansas where Jennifer was from; they were married July 3rd 2000.
It was here that Jason found another love‚ the fire department. Jason had family who had instilled the love of firefighting in him as a child; his Great Grandfather was the first paid Fire Chief in Clinton‚ Iowa.
Jason called Rose Hill home and so many people would comment that they thought he was a home town boy. His family was always first but when his pager would go off he would be out the door before anyone could ask what the call was‚ even at 3:00am. Jason worked a full time job and at times had a second part time job but that would not stop him from answering his pager. There were times when Jennifer would have the car and a call would come in‚ this would not stop Jason. He was known for being seen running the four blocks to the station and in most cases being the first one there. Jason was also known for going everywhere with his department tee shirt on‚ his pride for the department was enormous. Jason also loved to help in the community whether it was setting up the fireworks tent‚ helping with fire prevention week at the school‚ or driving a truck in the Fall Festival parade. He was always willing to be involved.
Trevor is so proud of his Daddy being a fireman. In the almost five years Jason had with Trevor he instilled a great passion of love for the Fire Department in him. Jason was so proud to be a fireman; he had a great love for all the men and women he served with. Jason joined the department in August 2000 and was currently in his 6th year.
On January 14th 2006 the lives of everyone who knew Jason changed forever. God created a sharp turn in our paths. After responding to two calls Jason was in his POV with his son‚ wife‚ mother in-law and sister in-law when he became unresponsive. Despite all medical treatment given Jason passed away due to a cardiac death. While we may not understand why‚ we must continue to live. Jason will live on in others. Jason was an organ‚ tissue‚ and eye donor‚ just another way Jason was willing to give of himself for others. What a great man he was. I believe that everyone who was touched by Jason in some way‚ now have a very special angel in heaven watching over them.
Jason was a loving Husband‚ Father‚ Son‚ Brother‚ and Friend
Death Leaves a Heartache No One Can Heal‚
Love Leaves A Memory No One Can Steal. – unknown