January 30, 2015

Roger O'Dell - Law Enforcement - Alabama

Patrolman Roger O'Dell, age 47, died in the line of duty on January 28, 2015, in Town Creek, Alabama. 
Roger O'Dell

Town Creek is a town in Lawrence County and is included in the Decatur Metropolitan Area.  It has a population of just over 1,200. 

Patrolman O'Dell was a member of the Town Creek Police Department.  He had one and one half years of service with the Department.  He had previously served as Chief of the Courtland Police Department.  He had a total of 25 years of service in law enforcement. 

Roger was taking two juveniles into custody.  They had escaped from a detention facility in a neighboring county earlier that day. 

An anonymous tip had been received at about 4:00 a.m., that the boys were hiding out in an apartment complex in Town Creek. Roger was able to place the two under arrest.  He placed them in the rear of his patrol car and then collapsed.  One of the kids was able to crawl into the front of the car and use the radio to call in to the police station.  Tragically, Roger died at the scene.

The Town Creek Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered.

Roger's loved ones are devastated over his sudden death. He will be forever
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Roger and for those who have lost him
mourned.

Roger is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and four children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Roger. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die suddenly.  They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye. 

Pray that Roger is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

January 28, 2015

Rafael Pujols - Store Clerk killed in Brooklyn, New York

Rafael Pujols
Rafael Pujols, age 49, died on January 25, 2015, at a hospital in Brooklyn, New York. 

Rafael was the owner of a small convenience store located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn.

At about 6:30 p.m., a man entered the shop and pointed a gun at Rafael and demanded money. During the confrontation, Rafael was shot once in the abdomen. The thief fled the scene on foot. Nothing was stolen.

The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall and weighing 275 pounds. The suspect appears to be bowlegged and walks with a limp.

If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. You may be eligible to receive a reward.

We put this question to the thief who killed Rafael: What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Rafael was originally from the Dominican Republic.

Rafael's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He was a good man, a hard worker, and a caring father and husband. He wasn't even supposed
Angels of God, pray for Rafael and
for those who have lost him
to be at work that day. He went to work to fill in for an employee who was ill. He will be forever mourned.

Rafael is survived by many loving friends and family members including his wife, Selena; and his sons - Alexander, Jairo and Kelvin.

Pray for justice for Rafael.

Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Rafael is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Christopher Brown - A store clerk killed in Arkansas

Chris Brown
Christopher D. Brown, age 24, died on January 25, 2015, at a convenience store in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Arkadelphia is a city in Clark County, with a population of just under 11,000.

Chris was working the overnight shift at the convenience store. At about 4:45 a.m., two men entered the store. A third male was outside in a parked four-door Ford Taurus, gray or green in color.

The men attempted to rob the store and in the confrontation Chris was shot and fatally wounded. It was reported that Chris has his hands up when he was shot.

It is unknown if the thieves stole any money. It was reported that they couldn't get the cash register open, but this is unconfirmed.

Suspect one, the driver who never exited the vehicle, is believed to be a black male, heavy set, wearing a yellow T-shirt. Suspect two is a black male, heavy set, wearing a
Jesus, pray for Chris and for
those who have lost him
white T-shirt with a black long sleeve t-shirt underneath, a blue U.S. Polo brand jacket tied around his waist and blue jeans. Suspect two may have been wearing a work-style boot. Suspect three is a black male, skinny, short, wearing a gray hooded zip-up jacket and sagging dark jeans. This suspect was armed with a suspected long barrel revolver.

If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to contact the Arkansas State Police at 870-777-4641.

Chris was a reserve National Guardsman. He lived with his girlfriend and kept to himself.

We put this question to the thieves who killed Chris: What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Christopher's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He was a good kid. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Chris is survived by many loving friends and family members.

Pray for justice for Chris.

Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Chris is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

January 26, 2015

James Caffrey - a victim of hit and run in Shaker Heights, Ohio

James Caffrey, age 51, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, died on January 24, 2015, at a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. 

James Caffrey
At about 5:30 p.m., James was jogging on a roadway near his home when he was struck by a gold 1998 Toyota Avalon. The driver sped off, abandoned the car near some woods and fled on foot.  

Prior to this tragic accident, police had tried to pull over this driver on a traffic stop but he sped away.

If you have any information, you are urged to contact the Shaker Heights Police Department at 216-491-1220.

James was a fifth grade teacher at an elementary school in Shaker Heights. He had left his job at KeyBank Corporation about 7 years ago to teach. 

Colleagues stated that James had a magnetic personality and a winning smile.  He loved his students and was well loved and respected in return. 

James was also an active member of St. Dominic's Church and part of the Project Serve Ministry that took mission trips to El Salvador. He had recently celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary.

James' loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. He did his best. He will be
Father, place James on the Stairway to
Heaven
forever mourned.

James  is survived by many loving friends and family members including his siblings, George, Betsy, Tina, Tim, Stephen and Kate; his wife, Patricia; and his children, James and Julie. 

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye. 

Pray for justice for James. 

God save us from the drunk drivers, the doped up drivers and the speeding drivers. They strike us down on the road and then run away like wolves. Amen.

Pray that James is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Trisha Stull - a store clerk murdered in South Carolina

Trisha Stull, age 30, died on January 25, 2015, at a convenience store in Conway, South Carolina. 

Trisha Stull
Trisha was working the evening shift at the Sunhouse Convenience Store.  Sometime between 9 and 10 p.m., Trisha was shot twice during an attempted robbery, by two or more males. 

If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to call the Horry County Police Department at 843-248-1520 or provide information on the Tip Line at 843-915-8477 (915-TIPS).

We put this question to the thieves who killed Trisha: What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Trisha's loved ones are devastated over her senseless and tragic death. She will be forever mourned.

Light a candle for Trisha.  Light her way to Heaven.
Trisha is survived by many loving friends and family members. 

Pray for justice for Trisha.

Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Trisha is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

January 23, 2015

Grant Ronnebeck - a store clerk killed in Mesa, Arizona

Grant Ronnebeck, age 21, died on January 22, 2015, at a convenience store in Mesa, Arizona. 

Grant Ronnebeck (L); Apolinar Altamirano (R)
Grant was working the night shift at the store. Around 4:00 a.m., a man walked in and wanted a pack of cigarettes. He handed over a handful of change. It has been reported that the man wanted the cigarettes right then. Grant is believed to have said that he had to count the money first. As Grant was counting the change, the customer pulled out a gun and shot Grant, fatally wounding him.

Grant died at the scene of the crime.

The shooter fled the scene but a description of his car led the Police to look for him. He had to be chased for 25 miles before he crashed the vehicle and was apprehended.

The alleged shooter, Apolinar Altamirano, age 29, has been arrested and charged
Light a candle for Grant. Light
his way to Heaven.
with murder. He is in the country illegally and has a previous charge for burglary.

Grant had worked at the convenience store for over 4 years.

His friends and coworkers are devastated over his death. They describe him as dedicated and well-liked. He had a constant smile. He had a big heart, and was a loving and outgoing young man. He tried to do his best.

donation site has been established to help Grant's family with funeral expenses.

Grant's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Grant is survived by many loving friends and family members.

Pray for justice for Grant.

Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live.

God save us from the Lost Ones who stalk the Earth stealing away life. Amen. 

Pray that Grant is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

John Gorman - Law Enforcement - Mississippi

John Gorman
Agent John Gorman, age 45, died in the line of duty on January 21, 2015, in Robinsville, Mississippi.

John was the Director of Investigations with the Mississippi Gaming Commission. He had 22 years of service. John had been promoted to Director the day before he died. 


Gaming agents enforce laws at casinos.

At about 9:00 a.m., John was participating in a training exercise when the firearm of another agent accidentally discharged. Tragically, John was fatally wounded in the chest.

The circumstances of the tragedy are under investigation by the District Attorney. 

John attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1992.

Friends describe John as a good man, a professional and a family man.  He was
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint
of Law Enforcement, pray for John
and for those who have lost him
dedicated to his job.

The Mississippi Gaming Commission is in mourning over the death of their brother. He did his best. He will be forever remembered.

John's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

John is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Summer, and his two daughters.

Thank you for your service to the community, John.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that John is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

John Stevens - Law Enforcement - New Jersey

John Stevens
Detective John Stevens, age 44, of Forked River, New Jersey, died in the line of duty, on January 21, 2015, at a hospital in Neptune, New Jersey.

Detective Stevens was a member of the Ocean City Prosecutor's Office. He had 15 years of service with the Office and 5 years of service with the New Jersey State Attorney's Office. 


John was a member of the Special Operations Group, which handles narcotics investigations in the county. John also investigated financial crime and white-collar crime.

On January 8, 2015, John had been working on an undercover assignment. His vehicle crossed over the center line and struck a tree, fatally injuring him.

John was rushed to a local medical center where he remained until he tragically succumbed to his injuries on January 21st. 


The Ocean City Prosecutor's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. John is described as a skilled investigator with numerous commendations.  He was a
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
John and for those who have
lost him
hard worker who was detail oriented and goal oriented. He was determined, focused and professional. He will be forever remembered.

John's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death.  He was a family man who loved to spend time with his parents, his wife and his son.  He will be forever mourned.

John is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, his wife and his 10 year old son.

Thank you for your service to the community, John.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure.

Pray that John is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

January 21, 2015

Mohammad Eid - a store clerk killed in Joliet, Illinois

Mohammad Eid, age 24, died on January 19, 2015, at a hospital in Joliet, Illinois. 

Mohammad Eid
He worked at his family's convenience store in Joliet. 

At about 3:00 p.m., two men entered the store and demanded money.  One had a gun. Mohammad pulled out his own gun and started firing. 

Mohammad was shot in the chest and killed in the exchange of gunfire as was one of the suspects, Troy Norris, age 24.  Troy Norris was on parole and had been arrested by the Police 15 times in recent years. 

The second suspect fled the scene and escaped. 

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 815-724-3020 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734.

Many of his customers and friends knew Mohammad as "Mo".  He is the son of the store's owner. 

Customers stated that Mohammad knew many of them by name and was an all-around good man.  He was pleasant, kind and helpful. He had a sense of humor and was a joker.  He would often give the local kids candy or chips. He was
Angels of God, pray for Mohammad and for those
who have lost him
just trying to do his job. 

We put this question to the thief who killed Mohammad:  What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Mohammad's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Mohammad is survived by many loving friends and family members. 

Pray for justice for Mohammad. 

Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Mohammad is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

David Wynn - Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Fatality in Alberta

Constable David Wynn, age 42, died on January 21, 2015, at a hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.

David Wynn
Constable Wynn was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  He had 6 years of service. 

At 3:00 a.m. on January 16, 2015, Constable Wynn and an unarmed auxiliary constable were investigating reports of a stolen vehicle at a casino in St. Albert, Alberta. 

The officers had reviewed video of the vehicle theft and were leaving the casino when they encountered Shawn Rehn, age 34, and attempted to arrest him.  During the confrontation, Rehn pulled out a concealed handgun and opened fire.  He shot David Wynn in the head and the auxiliary constable in the arm and torso. 

Shawn Rehn then fled the scene and committed suicide in a nearby vacant house. He had an extensive criminal record including 60 offences, 3 jail sentences and a lifetime weapons ban.  He was facing more charges at the time of this tragedy.

David Wynn was rushed to a hospital where he remained until his death on January 21st. He never regained consciousness. 

David joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2009 after working as a paramedic in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia for more than a decade.

Friends describe David as a family man and a dedicated professional.  He was a
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray
for David and for those
who have lost him
supporter of the communities he lived in.  He had a calm demeanour and a kind personality. 


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered.

David's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

David is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Shelly; and his three sons, Matthew, Nathan and Alexander.

Thank you for your service to the community, David.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. Amen.

Pray that David is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

January 17, 2015

Robert Christman - a teen victim of a robbery in St. Louis, Missouri

Robert Christman
Robert Christman, age 19, died on January 11, 2015, at a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Robert was known as Bobby to his family and friends.

He had been out with his brother and a female friend in the Washington Avenue restaurant and entertainment area. At about 12:45 a.m., all three were sitting in their vehicle in a parking lot. The female passenger, also age 19, was in the rear seat.

Another vehicle pulled up beside them and a man with a handgun got out and opened the rear door of the car Robert was in, and tried to grab the woman's purse. She resisted and Robert said something to the gunman who opened fire striking Robert in the head.

The gunman jumped back in his own vehicle and fled the scene. It is believed that two other men were in the vehicle with him. The vehicle they were driving had been carjacked in downtown St. Louis the week previous.

Robert was rushed to a local hospital but tragically passed away later that day.

The police tracked the car to the Washington Park area of the City. Shots were exchanged between the occupants and the police but the suspects were able to ditch the car and escape.

If you have any information about this crime you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

Robert graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School in 2013. In high school he had
played rugby and wrestled. Currently, he was a sophomore at Southeast Missouri State University and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He had plans of joining the military.

Friends stated that Robert was a good kid who worked very hard at everything he did.
Angels of God, pray for Bobby and for those
who have lost him
He succeeded academically and athletically. He loved his family. He was uptempo, outgoing and popular. He would do anything for anyone who needed his help.

Robert's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He is their hero. He will be forever mourned. 

We put this question to the thief who killed Bobby: What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Robert is survived by many loving friends and family members including his parents, Robert Christman II and Dawn Christman; and his brothers, Sean and Sydney.

Pray for justice for Robert.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Robert is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

January 16, 2015

Andrew Ung - A store clerk murdered in Los Angeles, California

Andrew Ung
Andrew Ung, age 29, died on January 13, 2015, at a Doughnut shop in south Los Angeles, California.

Andrew was the son of the business owner and was working the evening shift. Close to 9:30 p.m., a man walked into the store and asked to buy a doughnut. He then tried to rob the shop instead. He fled the shop and Andrew reportedly chased him into the alley. The robber stabbed Andrew Ung several times and then fled the scene.

Andrew was rushed to a local hospital where tragically he passed away.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact the LAPD's Homicide Bureau at (213) 485-1383.

A 37 year old man has been arrested in connection with this crime. No other details are available as of this posting date.

Friends describe Andrew as a kind and generous man and an all-around good guy. He cared about the community he lived in. He treated his customers well. If you wanted a doughnut badly and you didn't have the money, he would give it to you anyway.

Andrew's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. They
Angels of God, pray for Andrew
and for those who have lost him
describe him as a wonderful young man who helped others. He had promised to always look after his mother. He had been through some difficulties in his life but he had gotten on his feet and was enjoying life. He will be forever mourned.

Andrew is survived by many loving friends and family members including but not limited to his mother, Kim Ung and his brother, William Ung.

Pray for justice for Andrew.

Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Andrew is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Eligio Garcia and Christopher Davis - Corrections Officer Fatalities - Texas

Corrections Officer Eligio Garcia, age 45, and Corrections Officer Christopher Davis, age 53, died in the line of duty on January 14, 2015, on a highway near Odessa, Texas. 

Christopher Davis (L); Eligio Garcia (R)
Both men were members of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  

After 7:00 a.m., three corrections officers were transporting 12 prisoners in a prison bus from Abilene to a prison facility in El Paso. The bus struck a patch of ice on an overpass and slid off the highway and down an embankment. A passing train then struck the bus and dragged it along the tracks, breaking the bus apart. Many of the bus occupants were thrown from the vehicle. 

The prisoners and the guards did not have seat belts.  The prisoners were handcuffed together in pairs.  

Tragically deceased are:

Officer Eligo Garcia, age 45
Officer Christopher Davis, age 53
Byron Wilson, age 34
Tyler Townsend, age 29
Jesus Reyna, age 44
Kaleb Wise, age 22
Adolfo Ruiz, age 32
Michael Stewart, age 25
Angel Vasquez, age 31
Jeremiah Rodriguez, age 35

One other corrections officer and 4 prisoners were injured and taken to a hospital. 
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of Law Enforcement,
pray for Eligio and Christopher and for those
who have lost them

The causes and circumstances of the accident and train collision are under investigation. 

Eligio Garcia was known as Junior to his family and friends.  He graduated from Albany High School in 1988.  He had almost 23 years of service with the Department of Criminal Justice.  He was heavily into football and was the play by play voice at Albany Lions football games.  He was a family man who loved his kids. 

Christopher Davis had just over 17 years of service with the Department.  He did his best. 

Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, pray
for Byron, Tyler, Jesus, Kaleb,
Adolfo, Michael, Angel and Jeremiah
and for those who have lost them
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is in mourning over the deaths of their brothers. They will be forever remembered.

Eligio's and Christopher's loved ones are devastated over their tragic deaths. They will be forever mourned.

Both officers are survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members.

Thank you for your service to the community, Eligio and Christopher. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Eligio Garcia is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray that Christopher Davis is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray for Byron Wilson, Tyler Townsend, Jesus Reyna, Kaleb Wise, Adolfo Ruiz, Michael Stewart, Angel Vasquez and Jeremiah Rodriguez. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen. 

January 14, 2015

Kendra Langham, Mathew Beard-Witt and Matthew Azar - killed by a suspected drunk driver in California

Kendra Langham, age 18, Mathew Beard-Witt, age 18, and Matthew Azar, age 20, died on January 20, 2015, on Interstate 80 near Antelope, California. 

Matt Azar; Kendra Langham; Mathew Beard-Witt
Antelope is a community 15 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento. All three were from Granite Bay, California.

At about 2:00 a.m., Kendra, Mathew and Matt were returning from a dance club in downtown Sacramento. The car was being driven by Matt Azar.

They were struck head-on by a Chrysler SUV driven by Aaron Caudillo, age 24, of Roseville, California. After the impact, both vehicles were unrecognizable.

The Highway Patrol stated that Aaron Caudillo was driving the wrong way on the highway. He had his head-lights off. It is also alleged that Aaron Caudillo may have
been drunk or doped up. Aaron has no previous charges for impaired driving but a large bottle of alcohol was found inside his vehicle.

Kendra, Matthew and Mathew all died at the scene of the collision. Aaron Caudillo is expected to survive his injuries.

All three of the victims were graduates of Granite Bay High School.

Kendra Langham and Mathew Beard-Witt both worked at a Taco Bell in Granite Bay. They were dating.

Co-workers of the two teens stated that they were outstanding employees, great kids, happy, bright, uptempo and cheerful. Kendra was always especially willing to help. They will be forever remembered.

Matthew Azar's family stated that Matt was a good kid who was just starting out in life. He was an aspiring DJ and musician. He was well-liked. His life mattered.

There is a fundraising site to help the families of the victims with expenses, if you wish to contribute.

The families of Kendra, Mathew and Matt are devastated by their tragic and senseless
Angels of God, pray for Kendra, Mathew and Matt and for
those who have lost them
deaths. They will be forever mourned. 

Aaron Caudillo is innocent until proven guilty.  

However, we offer this Advice to All Drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

Kendra, Mathew and Matt are survived by many loving coworkers, friends and family members.

Their loved ones have suffered an unspeakable loss. Oceans of tears will be shed for these kids.

Pray for justice for Kendra, Mathew and Matt.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Kendra, Mathew and Matt are in heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.