As a Deputy, he was often inside the rotunda. That's where everyone is searched as they enter the courthouse. He was always professional with the public, never one to over-react or throw his weight around.
My first real encounter with him was during the annual "Shop with a Cop" program that Colonial Regional put on every year for area children. They'd treat the kids to Chick-Fil-A, after which a cavalcade of cruisers would escort these happy kids for a shopping spree at Walmart,
John loved doing that and made sure he brought his own very pretty young daughter to help out.
He was devoted to his family, his fellow officers and most importantly, was a true public servant.
You can read his obit here.