Special Police Officer Stephen T. Johns

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Many of you have asked how you might support and extend condolences to Mrs. Johns and her family on the tragic death of her husband, Special Police Officer Stephen T. Johns.

With concurrence of the family, WSI has established the Stephen T. Johns Memorial Fund. Those wishing to make a contribution to the fund can do so by sending a check or money order made payable to Zakiah Christina Johns
c/o WSI to:
4440 PGA Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

If you would like to send a wire transfer, please contact Susan Pitcher at spitcher@wsihq.com for wiring instructions.

As you know, SPO Johns was killed by an armed assailant on 10 June 2008 at the entrance to the Holocaust Museum. He was performing his duty protecting the guests, visitors and employees of the museum. It is clear that because of his heroic action and those of the other officers at the Museum, scores of innocent lives were saved. SPO Johns and his team selflessly and decisively acted to protect and defend the thousands of people present at the Museum that day.

All of us at WSI join with you in expressing both our great sorrow for the loss of SPO Johns and our gratitude for the remarkable acts of courage displayed by the Holocaust Museum team during this incident. We are very proud of all our security guards, security protection officers and emergency personnel who work and train so hard to protect the personnel and property at our nation’s most valuable sites. Please join me in expressing your appreciation for SPO Johns’ service and know our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Johns’ wife and children and the officers who stood tall with him.

David W. Foley
President & CEO

Susan P. Pitcher
Exec. Assistant

Wackenhut Services Inc.
7121 Fairway Drive, Suite 30
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418
Telephone (561) 472-0600 or (800) 325-5432

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