August 18, 2014

Joseph Ianzano - a victim of drunk driving in Florida

Joseph Ianzano
Joseph Ianzano, age 19, of Coconut Creek, Florida, died on August 16, 2014.

He was known as Joey to his family and friends.

It was a Saturday night. He and his friends went to a concert and he drove them back to his house. He thought that one of his buddies was to too drunk to drive home and tried to block the man's car with his own vehicle. When that failed he grabbed onto the car's spoiler and started yelling for his friend to stop.

The driver sped off and dragged Joseph with him. A few hundred yards away, the driver slammed into a tree.

Joseph was mortally injured and tragically passed away. The driver of the speeding car has not been charged with any offenses as of this posting.

Joseph's family are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He is described as a kid who always had a smile on his face. He is also described as a young man who was honest, caring, helpful, kind and giving. He liked fishing, trucks, country music, concerts and tailgating parties. He liked his dog, Jersey.

He was planning on entering firefighter college in a week.
 
Angels of God, pray for
Joey and for those who
have lost him.

To All Drivers: If you find that you are 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.

Joseph is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Michael. He was predeceased by his mother, Kathy.

Pray for all who die while coming to the aid of others.

Pray for the men who die at age 19. Yesterday, they were just boys.

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

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

Daniel Howard - Firefighter - New South Wales, Australia

Daniel Howard
Firefighter Daniel Howard, age 37, died in the line of duty on August 17, 2014, in Cobar, New South Wales, Australia.

Daniel was a volunteer member of Cobar's Fire Service.  He had been with the Service for five years.

Daniel was known as Howie to many of his friends.

In the morning, Daniel and other firefighters attended a fire at a hotel and pub in Cobar. Ten people inside the hotel had managed to escape when the fire broke out at about 8:00 a.m. The fire may have started on the roof. However, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

At about 9:00 a.m., a wall collapsed on Daniel and another firefighter.

Both men were transported to the local hospital. Tragically, Daniel died of cardiac arrest. The other firefighter escaped with a broken arm.

Daniel had intended on attending a family gathering that weekend but instead filled in for a fellow firefighter's shifts.

He was a successful electrical contractor. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Daniel
and for those who have
lost him
His firefighting comrades are deeply saddened over the death of their brother.

Daniel's friends and the local community are in mourning over his sudden and tragic death. 

He is described as genuine, brave, gentle, helpful, honest and a hard worker. He cared about his community. He also had a sense of humour and was fun to be around. He will be forever remembered.

Daniel's loved one are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He is a hero. He will be forever mourned.

Daniel is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents; two sisters; his fiancée, Jenna, and his 3 year old step-son.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Thank you for your service to the community, Daniel. 

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

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

Corey Griffin - a Good Samaritan who died in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Corey Griffin
Corey Griffin, age 27, died on August 16, 2014, in a diving accident in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Corey is one of the men responsible for the success of the "Ice Bucket Challenge" which is a campaign to raise funds for research into the devastating disease ALS.

ALS is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is a motor neurone disease. It is often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease in the U.S.A. and Canada.

ALS involves muscle atrophy and weakness, difficulty in speaking, swallowing and breathing. It has no cure and no real treatment.

The Ice Bucket Challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice water over your head, having it filmed for posting on social media, and the donation of funds towards ALS research. One person does it and challenges a relative, a friend or a celebrity to do the same. There has been a huge positive response to this campaign in the Summer of 2014.

Corey was celebrating the fact that he had been instrumental in raising about $100,000. for the cause of ALS research. He had done this to aid his friend, Pete Frates, who has ALS.

Corey had jumped into the waters of Nantucket Harbor. He was reported missing at 2:00 a.m. He was pulled out of the water by an off-duty lifeguard and was transported to a local hospital where sadly he was pronounced deceased before 3:00 a.m.

Corey was originally from Hingham, Massachusetts. Corey had played hockey for Boston College. He graduated from Babson College, near Boston, in 2010. He had recently moved to New York City to work for RANE, an information services and technology company.

Pete Frates stated that Corey had worked his butt off for ALS in recent weeks.
The Good Samaritan reaches
out to help others in
whatever way he can.

Corey was also involved in philanthropic events in support of Boston's Children's Hospital.

Former co-workers, team-mates and friends are in mourning over the death of their friend. Corey is described as intelligent, hard-working, loving, popular and welcoming. Friends stated that he was a great friend, brother and son. He was a rising star. He will be forever missed.

Corey's family are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. They stated that he was happy over his fundraising success. He was happy that he was able to do something positive. He will be forever mourned.

Corey is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother; his father, Robert; his brother, Michael; and his sister, Casey.

Corey was a Good Samaritan.

The world needs more men like Corey.

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


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

August 16, 2014

Joseph Dunn - Law Enforcement - Montana

Joe Dunn
Deputy Sheriff Joseph Dunn, age 33, died in the line of duty on August 14, 2014, on a highway near Belt, Montana.

Joseph was known as Joe to his family and friends.

Joe was a member of the Cascade County Sheriff's Office, based in Great Falls, Montana. He had 2 1/2 years of service.

Deputies were pursuing a vehicle from Great Falls along the highway. The driver was wanted on numerous charges.  The male driving the vehicle struck Deputy Dunn near the cutoff to the town of Belt, Montana. 


Joe was transported to a nearby hospital where tragically he was pronounced deceased. 

Adam Sanchez Jr., age 40, of Great Falls is the driver of the vehicle that struck Deputy
Adam Sanchez Jr.
Dunn.  He was apprehended after a brawl with several law enforcement officers in Black Eagle, Montana. 

Adam Sanchez has a rap sheet like Judas - burglary, theft, drug possession, assault with a weapon, having concealed weapons, attempted robbery, criminal endangerment and even biting police officers.  This dude is bad news from the word go. Everywhere this man goes, sh** happens. 

If you wish to donate to the family of Deputy Dunn, you may do so at www.gofundme.com/d1kyxg.
Michael, Archangel,
Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Joe and for those
who have lost him

Joe was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who had served in Afghanistan.

The Cascade County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered.

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

Joe is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents; two siblings, his wife and their two small children.

Thank you for your service to your Country and to the community, Joe.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

Colin Cheys, Jaime Siska and Joel Vertone - Good Samaritans in Winnipeg, Manitoba

On August 6, 2014, Harikesh Marwaha, age 24, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was enjoying a day at Rushing River Provincial Park, about 15 miles from Kenora, Ontario. 
Harikesh Marwaha

He and his family had gone camping. 

Details are unclear as to the location of the incident which has been reported as both Rushing River and Dogtooth Lake. However, around 6:30 p.m., Harikesh slipped on a rock, hit his head and went underwater. He was unconscious. 

People on shore screamed that Harikesh had gone under water. Three strangers came to his aid.

Colin Cheys dove into the water and on his second attempt was able to locate Harikesh.  Another man and a woman helped Colin drag Harikesh to safety.  Colin is a trained diver and a strong swimmer. 

CPR was performed but the situation looked grim and the rescuers felt that Harikesh
The Good Samaritan comes
to the aid of strangers, selflessly
was dead or near death.  However, they continued with CPR until Harikesh gasped for breath.  

The three persons involved in the rescue are Jaime Siska, Colin Cheys and Joel Vertone (an off-duty police officer).  All three are residents of Winnipeg. 

Harikesh will be forever grateful to the three people who came to his rescue.  He says that words can't express his gratitude. 

God bless Colin Cheys, Jaime Siska and Joel Vertone.   

Those who come to the aid of strangers in desperate need are the true heroes of our era. 

August 15, 2014

Gene Simmons - Rock celebrity tells depressed people to kill themselves

Gene Simmons founded the rock band, Kiss, in the early 1970's.  He was also the bass guitarist and one of the lead vocalists of the band.  Kiss has sold over 100 million albums world-wide over the past 40 years. 
Gene Simmons

On July 31, 2014, Gene Simmons did an interview with a popular internet music blog. 

During the interview, Gene Simmons came up with some personal comments about depression and suicide, notably:

That people who threaten self-harm are looking for attention.

That people, including 20 year olds, who say they are depressed and suicidal, should kill themselves. 

That anyone who is on the top of a building threatening to jump off, should "have some dignity and jump." 

As a result of these comments a number of radio networks and individual radio stations around the world have chosen to boycott all music from KISS.  And rightly so. 

Most KISS fans are aging baby-boomers who may be facing health, financial and
KISS album.... At least they got
the name of the album right
personal difficulties. What they don't need is this old fool cajoling them into suicide.  

More importantly, any young kid who stumbles across KISS music in his grandpa's album collection, and somehow becomes a fan, doesn't need Gene Simmon's encouragement to kill himself either. 

It is hard to believe that a 64 year old man with a wife and two children of his own would spout off this crass and inhumane rubbish in the media when he knows that his comments could affect vulnerable people world-wide, particularly teenagers and young adults. 

Does Gene Simmons want his own kids to jump off the roof of a building if they become depressed?  

If you are feeling depressed or suicidal, talk to someone:

In the U.S.A. and Canada call: 1-800-273-8255

God help those who are tormented.  Amen.

August 13, 2014

Javon Dade Jr. - a 4 year old killed by dogs in Goulds, Florida

Javon Dade Jr. 
Javon Dade Jr., age 4, died on August 13, 2014, at a house in Goulds, Florida.

Goulds is a rural area of about 10,000 people in Miami-Dade County.

Just after 10 a.m., the Police were notified that a male child, age 4, was missing. He had been visiting the home of his father, Javon Dade Sr., who was present at the house along with his girlfriend. The police arrived at the home and found the child dead in the back yard.

The child had been bitten to death by a dog or several dogs. 


Javon Sr. owns several dogs who are described as aggressive pit bull breeds or pit bull cross breeds.

Three adult dogs and three puppies were removed from the property. Details are incomplete and sketchy. It is implied that no one knows who owns these dogs. Authorities stated "We don't know if the dogs lived at that location or if they somehow gained entry."

It is illegal in Miami-Dade County to own or keep American pit bull terriers or any breed that even looks like a pit bull.

Pit bulls are vicious and unpredictable dogs. They were bred 200 years ago for bull
A Pit Bull Dog
baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting. They were never intended to be family pets. They should never be around infants or young children under any circumstances.

They have repeatedly proven that they can kill people both young and old. Many towns and cities, counties and states other than Miami-Dade do not allow pit bulls and related breeds within their jurisdictions.

This dog breed and related breeds should be bred out of existence sooner rather than later. This breed should go extinct.  It serves no useful purpose.

And yet people insist on illegally breeding these nasty mutts and foisting them on the public. People insist on exposing their own children to these dogs which is even more irresponsible and so hopelessly pathetic.

It is up to the neighbors and bystanders who notice pitbull dogs chained up in yards or running loose in their districts to phone the police and to report an illegal dog. Speak up or you may be next. Pitbulls kill many adults yearly. Grown men in their 40's who are jogging past pitbulls running wild haven't been able to fight off these dogs and have been viciously killed.

Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country.

Javon Dade Jr. will be forever mourned by many well-wishers. He is playing in the fields of Heaven.

Joseph Pacheco - a hit and run victim in Gates, New York

Joey Pacheco
Joseph Pacheco, age 20, died on August 12, 2014, on a street in Gates, New York.

Gates is a city of 28,000 people in western New York State.

Joseph was known as Joey to his family and friends.

At about 12:15 a.m., Joey was walking home from a coffee shop just a block away. He was at the side of the roadway as this area of Gates has no sidewalks. Joey was struck by a grey Chrylser Sebring, which fled the scene. The impact threw Joey onto a nearby lawn. He was transported to a local hospital where sadly he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.

The vehicle was later located by the Police at an address in Rochester, New York. The owners of the vehicle are not cooperating with the authorities and the Police don't know at this time who was driving at the time of of the hit and run.

The driver of the vehicle had to have known he or she hit a pedestrian as there was a huge crash noise that neighbors heard and bits of the car flew off everywhere.

Family members stated that Joey had a big heart. He would give you his last dollar if
Father, place Joey on the stairway to
Heaven
you needed it. He didn't have a car and walked just about everywhere.

Joey is survived by many loving friends and family members including his mother, Lou Anne Rivera; his six siblings; and his one year old son, Alexander.

Pray for the 20 year old men who die suddenly and tragically. Yesterday, they were just boys. They barely had a chance to live.

Pray for justice for Joey.

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

God save us from the speeding drivers. They strike us down on the street and then run away like wolves.

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

David Foster and Whitney Miller - victims of drunk driving in Indianapolis, Indiana

David Foster, age 50, of Indianapolis, and Whitney Miller, age 28, of Fortville, died on August 9, 2014, in a motor vehicle accident on a road in suburban Indianapolis. 

Whitney Miller (L); David Foster (Mid); Paige Byers (R)
At about 10:20 p.m., David, his wife, Marsha and Whitney were returning from an evening of bowling.  They were driving in a Ford Explorer near the Geist Reservoir in Hamilton County.  A black Cadillac veered into their lane striking them head on.  David and Whitney died at the scene.  Marsha was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. The impact of the crash left a hole in the road. 

Paige Byers, age 22, of Noblesville, is facing six felony charges in connection with the deaths of David and Whitney. 

Paige Byers admitted to having a number of alcoholic drinks at a concert earlier in the evening.  She ended up in an argument with her boyfriend and took off in her vehicle.  It was while driving to "clear her head" that the accident occurred.

Family members and friends describe Whitney Miller as a wonderful mother to her four children, ages 2 to 9. Donations may be made to the family for expenses by visiting the website of the Fortville Church of the Nazarene.

Paige Byers is sorry for her part in this tragedy.  
Gabriel, Archangel, who stands
in the presence of God, pray for
David and Whitney and for those
who have lost them

To All Drivers: If you find that you are 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.

The loved ones of David Foster and Whitney Miller are devastated by their sudden and tragic deaths. They will be forever mourned.

David is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife, Marsha Foster. 

Whitney is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her father, Paul Miller; and her four young children who have lost their mother. 

Pray for justice for David and Whitney. 

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

Pray that David Foster and Whitney Miller are in heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

Samuel Hairston - U.S. Military casualty in Afghanistan

Samuel Hairston
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston, age 35, of Houston, Texas, died on August 12, 2014, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy fire.

Samuel was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sam joined the Army in March of 2003.  After initial training, he arrived at Fort Bragg in 2003 and was assigned to the 1st Brigade in August of 2013.

His battalion deployed to Afghanistan earlier in 2014. 

Sam's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation with two oak leaf clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters and the NATO medal. His qualifications include the Ranger tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Military Master Free Fall Parachutist Badge, the Basic Parachutist Badge, Drivers Badge and the Marine Qualification Badge Expert-Rifle.

Sam's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother.  Officials
Angels of God, pray for Sam and for those
who have lost him
describe Sam as an exceptional noncommissioned officer and a valued member of his team. He will be forever remembered.

Samuel's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Samuel is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including his wife Staff Sgt. Tawana Hairston; and his son, Hayden.

Thank you for serving, Sam.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Samuel.

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

August 12, 2014

Scott Simerson - a Good Samaritan died in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Scott Simerson
Scott Simerson, age 24, died on August 10, 2014, at a hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

On May 23, 2014, Scott was at an elementary school with three kids he was babysitting. The kids were playing on the playground equipment.

Four teens were also at the playground. Stories are conflicted and it has been stated that the teens were bothering the kids in Scott's care and he tried to intervene. Other stories state that two teens started fighting with two other teens and Scott tried to intervene.

What is known is that Scott was walking away from the teens when they attacked him. He didn't put up a fight.

Scott was savagely beaten - kicked and stomped. He suffered numerous injuries to his head. Charges of murder may be filed against some of the teens involved. Their names are not available as yet, because they are underage.

Scott did regain consciousness and used signs to communicate with his family. He was on a ventilator and had trouble speaking. He was in the hospital for months. His
Angels of God, pray for Scott and for those
who have lost him
family felt that he would survive.

The exact cause of Scott's death in the hospital has not been released as of this posting.

Scott's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He is described as a wonderful person and a loving and tender-hearted soul. He will be forever mourned.

Friends stated that Scott was recently engaged to be married and had an infant daughter whom he adored.

Scott is survived by many loving friends and family members including eleven siblings; his fiancée and his baby daughter.

Pray for justice for Scott.

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

Pray for those who try to step up to the plate and do the right thing and who die because of it.

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

August 9, 2014

Rajinder Kumar - a Store Clerk murdered in Hanover, Maryland

Rajinder Kumar
Rajinder Kumar, age 49, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, died on August 7, 2014, in Hanover, Maryland.

Rajinder was working as a clerk at a gas station. At about 1:35 a.m., a man in a hoodie and with a covered face entered the store.

The man didn't say anything. He fired his gun and it did not discharge. So he fired it twice, killing Rajinder Kumar.

He then stepped over Rajinder's body and stole some money. He then fled the scene.

This is an example of cold blooded murder in the truest sense. The robber didn't even have the decency to ask for the money first before shooting the clerk.

The suspect is an African-American male of unknown age and average build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and tan or light-colored shorts, and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about the murder is urged to call Anne Arundel County Police. You can remain anonymous and earn some reward money by calling Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.

Friends stated that Rajinder send his earnings home to India to help put his teenage daughter and son through college.

Rajinder is described as well-known, well-respected, hard-working and friendly.
Light a candle for Rajinder.
Light his way to Heaven.


The local community is in shock over the death of Rajinder. They can't believe the cold-hearted nature of this crime.

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

Rajinder is survived by many loving friends in America and family members in India including his wife; his son and his daughter.

Pray for justice for Rajinder.

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

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

August 8, 2014

Cindy Whisman - killed by a pit bull dog in Ohio

Cindy Whisman
Cindy Whisman, age 59, died on August 4, 2014, in Madison Township, Butler County, Ohio.

Around 1:00 p.m., Cindy was attacked by a pit bull dog in the backyard of her home.

Cindy suffered multiple injuries to her face, neck and body. She died at the scene of the attack. Her two year old grandson was in the backyard with her.

Her husband was at home at the time but he has health issues and rarely leaves the house.

The dog was transported to the local Humane Society. An investigation by the Butler County Sheriff's Office is being undertaken.

The dog is owned by Julie Whisman, the daughter of Cindy Whisman, who had moved
A pit bull - not in a good mood
with her two year old son and the dog to her parents house about two months ago.

It has been reported that Cindy had been familiar with this dog for years and it had never shown any aggression before. That's the trouble with pit bulls. They lick your face one minute and rip out your throat the next.

There seems to be some indecision as to whether or not this dog should be put down. Why? The dog has proven itself to be malicious and has killed a human being. What other information does Butler County need to make a determination about this dog's fate? 
Pray for Cindy

Who's on this dog's menu next - the son? the neighbors? a passerby?

Firstly, this dog should be put down without question. Secondly, Butler County should ban pit bulls and related dog breeds from this jurisdiction outright.

Pit bulls are vicious and unpredictable dogs. They were bred 200 years ago for bull baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting. They were never intended to be family pets. They should never be around infants or young children under any circumstances. They have repeatedly proven that they can kill people both young and old. Many towns and cities, counties and states do not allow pit bulls and related breeds within their jurisdictions.

Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country.

Cindy Whisman is described as a sweet woman who loved music. She will be forever mourned.

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

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

August 6, 2014

Jonathan French - Firefighter - Kentucky

Jonathan French
Firefighter Jonathan French, age 25, died in the line of duty on August 6, 2014, on a highway about a mile out of Glendale, Kentucky. 

Jonathan was a member of the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department.  He had 5 years of service. 

Jonathan and his mother, Lisa French, age 43, responded to reports of a vehicle fire on Interstate 65.  Their fire truck was at the side of the roadway.  They were in the "mop up" phase of the firefight. Tragically, at about 3:30 a.m., a semi tractor-trailer clipped their truck and plowed into them. 

Jonathan was killed and his mother, Lisa, suffered injuries and was transported to a medical facility. 

An investigation into the accident is underway. No charges have been laid against the driver of the semi as of this date.  A determination will have to be made as to whether this driver was speeding or driving recklessly.  Also tests should be conducted for impairment by drugs and alcohol. 

The French family are avid volunteer firefighters.  Lisa's brother is the Fire Chief. Lisa
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Jonathan
and for those who have
lost him
has 7 years of service volunteering and Jonathan had 5 years.


Jonathan's firefighting comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered. 

Friends describe him as a good kid doing his best. 

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

Jonathan is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Lisa.

Thank you for your service to the community, Jonathan. 

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