May 19, 2017

Scott Deem - Firefighter Fatality - San Antonio, Texas

Firefighter Scott Deem, age 31, died in the line of duty on May 18, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. 
Scott Deem

Firefighter Deem was a member of the San Antonio Fire Department. He had six years of service. 

Around 9:00 p.m., a raging four alarm fire broke out in a strip mall in northwest San Antonio. At the height of the fire, 61 fire vehicles were on scene. At one point in the firefight, all firefighters were ordered to evacuate the area. Tragically, Scott was not able to make it out on his own. Rescue crews were unable to reach him in time and Scott died at the scene. 

Two other firefighters were also injured. 

Scott was a native of San Antonio and graduated from Southwest High School in 2004. He joined the Department on January 3, 2011.

Scott was a family man who was expecting his third child with his wife, Jennifer. 
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Scott
and for those who have
lost him. 

The members of the San Antonio Fire Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Scott was a professional who could be relied upon. He was well-respected and well-liked by his comrades. He died as a hero in the service of his City. Scott will be forever remembered.

Scott's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was loving and was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Scott is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his expectant wife, Jennifer and his two children. 

Thank you for your service to the community, Scott.

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 Scott is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

May 17, 2017

Mason Moore - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Montana

Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore, age 42, died in the line of duty on May 16, 2017, on a highway near Three Forks, Montana. 
Mason Moore

Deputy Moore was a member of the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office, based in Townsend, Montana. He had three years of service with the Sheriff's Office.

About 3:00 a.m., Mason was conducting a traffic stop on Highway 287. He had radioed in that he was stopping a vehicle. After that, contact with him from the Sheriff's office was lost.

Officers from other jurisdictions located Mason's vehicle and tragically, found him deceased.

The shooters had fled the scene but were apprehended after a lengthy chase across several jurisdictions. Marshall Barrus, in his late 30's, was shot by the authorities and taken to a medical facility. His father, Lloyd Barrus, age 61, was the second male subject taken into custody. 

Both men are facing charges relating to the murder of Mason Moore. The son, Marshall, has a prior criminal history including drunk driving convictions, possession of meth, and burglary. 

Mason was originally from South Carolina. In South Carolina, he had served with the
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
Mason and for those who have lost him. 
Clarendon County Sheriff's Office as a deputy and as an investigator. He had also worked with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department and at the University of South Carolina as law enforcement officer. 


Friends describe Mason as a man who always tried to do the best that he could, wherever he was working. 

Law enforcement comrades describe Mason as a dedicated man of integrity who was well-liked and well-respected by his peers. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered. 

Mason's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He loved his family and he was greatly loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Mason.

Pray for justice for Mason.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death and destruction wherever they go. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

Pray that Mason is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

May 15, 2017

Steven DiSario - Police Officer Fatality - Ohio

Steven DiSario
Chief of Police Steven DiSario, age 36, died in the line of duty on May 12, 2017, in Kirkersville, Ohio.

Chief DiSario was a member of the Kirkersville Police Department. He had been hired as Police Chief just a few weeks ago.

Kirkersville is a village in Licking County, Ohio with a population of under 550. Kirkersville is 130 miles northeast of Cincinnati.

Steven was responding to reports of a man with a gun outside of a local nursing home. He pulled up to the building and made contact with the male subject who then shot and killed Steven, then went into the building and murdered his girlfriend and another nursing home employee.

The subject, Thomas Hartless, age 43, then shot and killed himself. He has a prior
criminal history of violence against women.  

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Steven and
for those who have lost him.
Also deceased are Marlina Medrano, age 46 and Cindy Krantz, age 48. 

The citizens of Kirkersville are mourning over the death of their Police Chief who died as a hero in the defence of the community. Steven will be forever remembered.

Steven's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was loving and was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Steven is survived by many loving friends and family members including his wife and children.

Oceans of tears have been shed for Steven and for Marlina and Cindy.

Thank you for your service to the community, Steve.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

God save us from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

Pray that Steven is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Light a candle for Marlina and for Cindy. Light their way to Heaven.
Pray that Marlina Medrano and Cindy Krantz are in Heaven and are at peace. Amen. 

May 12, 2017

Kevin Mainhart - Sheriff's Department Fatality - Arkansas

Kevin Mainhart
Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart, age 46, died in the line of duty on May 11, 2017, at a hospital in Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Lieutenant Mainhart was a member of the Yell County Sheriff's Department which is based in Danville, Arkansas. He had joined the Sheriff's Department after retiring as a Captain with the West Memphis (Arkansas) Police Department. He had over 25 years of service in law enforcement.

Just after 7:00 a.m., Kevin was conducting a traffic stop of a vehicle which was involved in a domestic disturbance call. During the traffic stop the male subject shot Kevin, mortally wounding him.

Kevin was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he was pronounced deceased.

The male subject, James Bowden, age 42, had killed two female victims at the scene of the domestic disturbance and was apprehended after a lengthy standoff with the authorities. He will be charged with three counts of capital murder.

Kevin was a U.S. Air Force veteran with four years of service. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray
for Kevin and for those who have lost him.


The members of the Yell County Sheriff's Department and the West Memphis Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Police comrades describe Kevin as a well-respected member of their team. He was a leader. He will be forever remembered.

Kevin's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was greatly loved. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Kevin is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to America and to the community, Kevin. 

Pray for justice for Kevin.

God save us from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

Pray that Kevin is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

May 11, 2017

Jonathan Ginka - Police Officer Fatality - Michigan

Jon Ginka
Police Officer Jonathan Ginka, age 34, died in the line of duty on May 10, 2017, at a hospital in Muskegon, Michigan.

Jonathan was called Jon by his family and friends.

Officer Ginka was a member of the Norton Shores Police Department. He had 10 years of service.

Norton Shores is a city of approximately 24,000 and is located about 100 miles northwest of Lansing.

In the early morning hours of May 10th, Jon was driving on a city street when his patrol vehicle left the roadway. His vehicle crashed into a tree. Jon was extricated from the vehicle and rushed to a local hospital.

Tragically, Jon passed away from his injuries a short time later.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Jon and for
those who have lost him.
The members of the Norton Shores Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Jon was a dedicated officer and a true warrior with a unique personality. He was well-liked and well-respected by his comrades. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Jon.

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 Jon is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

May 10, 2017

Jaime Arceo - a Robbery Victim - Chicago, Illinois

Jaime Arceo
Jaime Arceo, age 19, died on May 7, 2017, at a hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Jaime was working the late shift at his father's restaurant in the Montclare neighbourhood of northwest Chicago.

Just before 3:00 a.m., a man in a ski mask entered through the back of the restaurant and shot a 22 year old restaurant worker in the back. The man then fired at Jaime mortally wounding him.

The suspect took some money and fled the scene.

Both Jaime and the other worker were rushed to local hospitals. Tragically, several hours later, Jaime passed away from his injuries.

The other worker is in stable condition as of this posting.

Anyone with information that may lead to an arrest or charges should call Chicago Crime Stoppers at 1-800-535-STOP.

To the thief who killed Jaime, we ask this question: What does it profit a man if he
Angels of God, pray for Jaime and for those
who have lost him.
gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Jaime's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a good kid who was just starting out in life. He tried to do the right thing. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Jaime is survived by many loving friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Pray for justice for Jaime.

Pray for all who go to work and who die because of it.

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

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

Pray that Jaime is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

May 8, 2017

Stuart Reddan - Australian Military Fatality - Queensland, Australia

Stuart Reddan
Trooper Stuart Reddan, age 21, died in the line of duty on May 4, 2017, near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. 

Trooper Reddan was a member of the Australian Defence Force. 

Stuart was attending an Army training session at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area. He was riding in an armoured personnel carrier when just before 8:30 a.m., a tree branch fell on him, mortally injuring him. 

Fellow soldiers applied first aid and CPR, but tragically, Stuart died at the scene. 

The circumstances of Stuart's death are under investigation by military authorities. 

Stuart attended Mountain Creek State High School, north of Brisbane. He joined the Army Cadets at age 14. He had always wanted to join the Army. 

Friends describe Stuart as a good friend who put others first, who had a sense of humour and who was kind in spirit. Everyone will always remember his smile which
Father, place Stuart on the Stairway to
Heaven.
could light up a room. 


Stuart's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Stuart was well-liked and well-respected by his peers. He will be forever remembered.

Stuart's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a charming, happy, fun-loving young man. He was just starting out in life. He was greatly loved. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Stuart is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to Australia, Stuart.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

Pray that Stuart is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

May 6, 2017

Kyle Milliken - U.S. Navy Fatality - Somalia

Kyle Milliken
Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, age 38, of Falmouth, Maine, died in the line of duty on May 5, 2017, in Somalia.

Kyle was assigned to an East Coast based special warfare unit. He was a Navy Seal.

Kyle was serving in support of the U.S. military operation against Al-Shabaab, which is a terrorist group based in East Africa.

Tragically, Kyle died of injuries sustained in a fire-fight during this military operation. His attackers were also killed. 

Kyle graduated from Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine. In high school, he was a top track athlete. 

Kyle enlisted in 2002 and during his career he received numerous awards and decorations.

Kyle's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. Navy
officials stated that Kyle had determination and a warrior spirit. He was a husband,
Light a candle for Kyle. Light his way to
Heaven.
father, son, friend and teammate. He was one of the good guys.  He will be forever remembered.

Kyle's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a loving son, father and husband. He was a true professional. Kyle was loving and was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Oceans of tears have been shed for Kyle. 

Kyle is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to America, Kyle. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die in a foreign land, far from their loved ones.

Pray that Kyle is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all War. It is enough.

May 2, 2017

Mark Burbridge - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Iowa

Mark Burbridge
Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge, age 43, died in the line of duty on May 1, 2017, at the County Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Deputy Burbridge was a member of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office, based in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He had also worked for the Council Bluff's Police Department. He had 12 years of service in law enforcement.

Mark and another Deputy were returning two prisoners to the County jail after a court appearance. One of inmates was able to grab one of the deputy's guns and shot them both. He then stole the transport van and fled the scene. He also shot a citizen during a carjacking attempt. He then abducted a woman and forced her to drive him from the scene in her vehicle. 

After a high speed chase, the man, Wesley Correa-Carmenaty, in his early 20's, was taken into custody. He was already facing 45 years in prison for a previous murder that he had committed in March of 2016. 

The other injured Deputy, Pat Morgan, is in a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Mark and for
those who have lost him. 

The members of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. Mark was a valued deputy who was friendly and jovial. He will be forever remembered.

Mark's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was one of the good guys. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Mark is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to the community, Mark. 

Pray for justice for Mark.

God save us from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

Pray that Mark is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Justin Beard - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Justin Beard, age 26, died in the line of duty on April 30, 2017, on a roadway south of West Monroe, Louisiana. 
Justin Beard

Deputy Beard was a member of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office based in Monroe, Louisiana. He had 3 and 1/2 years of service. 

At about 6:00 a.m. Justin was responding to a burglary alarm. He was travelling on Louisiana Highway 34, south of West Monroe. During a severe thunderstorm, his patrol vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. 

Tragically, Justin was mortally injured and died at the scene. 

The circumstances of the accident are under investigation. 

A fund has been established to help Justin's family with expenses. The fund is set up at the Ouachita Independent Bank. Please make checks
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Justin
and for those who have lost him. 
payable to the "Justin Beard Memorial Account". 

The members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was a part of their family. He was a well-liked and dedicated officer and a valued member of the team. He will be forever remembered.

Justin's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He had always wanted to be in law enforcement. He loved being a Sheriff's Deputy. He was a good man with a kind spirit. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Justin.

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 Justin is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

May 1, 2017

Weston Lee - U.S. Army Fatality - Iraq

1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, age 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, died in the line of duty on April 29, 2017, in Mosul, Iraq. 
Weston Lee

1st Lt. Lee was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was a platoon leader. 

Tragically, Weston died of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device. 

The circumstances of Weston's death are under military investigation. 

He was called Wes by many of his family and friends. 

Weston was serving in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, which is the U.S. Military operation against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 

Weston attended Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, Georgia. Friends there describe him as accomplishing his dream of becoming a Ranger, and as a true warrior. 

He joined the Army in March of 2015 and deployed to Iraq in December of 2016. This
Angels of God, pray for Weston and for those
who have lost him. 
was his first overseas deployment. 

Weston's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, and the Army Service Ribbon. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Weston's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother.  Army officials describe him as "an extraordinary young man and officer. He was exactly the type of leader that our paratroopers deserve." He will be forever remembered.

Weston's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was loving and was loved in return. He will be forever mourned.

Weston is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to America, Weston.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die in a foreign land, far from their loved ones.

Pray that Weston is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all War. It is enough.

April 28, 2017

Cameron Thomas - U.S. Army Fatality - Afghanistan

Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, age 23, of Kettering, Ohio, died in the line of duty on April 27, 2017, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Cameron Thomas

Sgt. Thomas was assigned to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.

Troops were conducting an operation with Afghan forces when they came under attack by Isis fighters. During the firefight, Cameron was shot.

Cameron was airlifted out of the area but, tragically, died of his injuries.

The circumstances of his death are under investigation

Cameron was serving in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel which is the U.S. military action against terrorism in Afghanistan.

Cameron was on his third deployment to Afghanistan. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in February of 2012. He trained at Fort Benning in Georgia. He was assigned to the Rangers in November of 2012. He served as an Automatic Rifleman, Grenadier, and an Anti-Armor Specialist.

Cameron's awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, the Expert Infantryman’s
Light a candle for Cameron. Light his way to Heaven.
Badge and the Parachutist Badge, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.


Cameron's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was one of the good guys. He is a hero who died in the service of his country. He will be forever remembered.

Cameron's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. Oceans of tears have been shed for Cameron. He will be forever mourned.

Cameron is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to America, Cameron.

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

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die in a foreign land, far from their loved ones.

Pray that Cameron is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all War. It is enough.

Joshua Rodgers - U.S. Army Fatality - Afghanistan

Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, age 22, of Bloomington, Illinois, died in the line of duty on April 27, 2017, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Joshua Rodgers

Sgt. Rodgers was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.

Troops were conducting an operation with Afghan forces when they came under attack by Isis fighters. During the firefight, Joshua was shot.

Joshua was airlifted out of the area but, tragically, died of his injuries.

The circumstances of his death are under investigation

Joshua was serving in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel which is the U.S. military action against terrorism in Afghanistan.

Joshua was a Team Leader and was on his third deployment to Afghanistan. He was born in Normal, Illinois. He graduated from high school and then joined the Army in August of 2013. He was trained at Fort Benning in Georgia. He was assigned to the Ranger Regiment in May of 2014. He served as a Machine Gunner, Semi-Automatic Gunner, Gun Team Leader and Ranger Team Leader.

Joshua's awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge and
Light a candle for Joshua. Light
his way to Heaven. 
the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Rifle, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.


Friends stated that Joshua was a hard worker and was determined to be an Army Ranger.

Joshua's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He had a future in the Rangers. He was a hero who died in the service of his country. He will be forever remembered.

Joshua's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was greatly loved. He will be forever mourned.

Joshua is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to America, Joshua.

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

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die in a foreign land, far from their loved ones.

Pray that Joshua is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all War. It is enough.