November 24, 2017

Damon Allen - Texas Highway Patrol Fatality

Damon Allen
Trooper Damon Allen, age 41, died in the line of duty on November 23, 2017, on a highway in Freestone County, Texas.

Trooper Allen was a member of the Texas Highway Patrol. He had 15 years of service.

Just before 4:00 p.m., Damon was conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 45 in Freestone County, just south of Fairfield, Texas. The male he was stopping had an outstanding warrant.

Damon was interacting with the driver of the vehicle and had turned to go back to his patrol car. The man inside the vehicle got out and shot Damon with a rifle.

Tragically, Damon, succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the incident.

The shooter, Dabrett Black, age 32, was arrested several hours later in Waller County. He had exchanged gunfire with law enforcement officers during his arrest.

Damon had been given a lifesaving award in April of 2017 for helping to save a man's
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Damon
and for those who
have lost him.
life.


Friends describe Damon as a loving husband and father.

The members of the Texas Highway Patrol are in mourning over the death of their brother. Damon was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to Texas, Damon.

Pray for justice for Damon.

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.

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

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

Eric Overall - Deputy Sheriff's Department Fatality - Michigan

Eric Overall
Deputy Sheriff Eric Overall, age 50, died in the line of duty on November 23, 2017, in Michigan. 

Deputy Sheriff Overall was a member of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, based at Pontiac, Michigan. He had 22 years of service. 

Officers in Lapeer County starting pursuing a man in a vehicle. The man had made threats against the officers in the parking lot of the Lapeer County Jail. The pursuit extended onto a roadway in Oakland County. 

Just after midnight, Eric was deploying stop sticks and had stepped back from the roadway. The driver of the vehicle being pursued deliberately drove off of the road and struck Eric. 

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

The 22 year old male suspect was taken into custody. 

A funding site has been set up to help Eric's family with expenses. 

Eric was the former liaison officer at Walled Lake Central High School. School officials stated that Eric was a courageous and selfless officer. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Eric and
for those who have
lost him.
The members of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. Eric would help anyone who needed help. He was a respectful and caring man who was kind in spirit. He will be forever remembered.

Eric's loved ones are devastated by his tragic death. He was loved. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Eric is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Sonja; and his adult son.

Thank you for your service to the community, Eric.

Pray for justice for Eric.

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.

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

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

November 20, 2017

Rogelio Martinez - U.S. Border Patrol Fatality - Texas

Rogelio Martinez
Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, age 36, died in the line of duty on November 19, 2017, at a hospital in west Texas.

Agent Rogelio was a member of the United States Border Patrol. He was assigned to the Big Bend Sector. He had four years of service.

During the morning hours, Rogelio and his partner were called out to respond to suspicious activity near an Interstate Highway close to Van Horn, Texas.

A group of illegal aliens attacked the agents by throwing rocks. Both agents were seriously injured.

Responding units rushed both men to a local hospital where, tragically, Rogelio succumbed to his injuries.

Rogelio's partner is still in the hospital with severe injuries as of this posting.

The suspects have not been apprehended.

If you know anything about this crime, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who murdered Agent Martinez.

A funding site has been set up on Facebook to help the families of Rogelio and his
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
Rogelio and for those who have lost him.
wounded partner. 

Rogelio was a native of El Paso, Texas, where he attended Irvin High School. 

Friends describe Rogelio as a man who wanted to make a difference. He was giving and kind in spirit. He loved his family. 

The members of the United States Border Patrol are in mourning over the death of their brother. Rogelio died in the service of his country. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

Rogelio is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his fiancée and son.

Thank you for your service to America, Rogelio. 

Pray for justice for Rogelio.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

November 18, 2017

Brian Shaw - Police Officer Fatality - Pennsylvania

Brian Shaw
Police Officer Brian Shaw, age 25, died in the line of duty on November 17, 2017, at a hospital in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania.

Officer Shaw was a member of the New Kensington Police Department. He had 5 months of service. He had served as a part time officer for three years with the Cheswick Police Department, Frazer Police Department and Springdale Township Police Department.

New Kensington is a city of just over 13,000 and is located about 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

At about 8:00 p.m., Brian was conducting a traffic stop on a city street. The circumstances of the traffic stop are unknown but the driver of the vehicle fled on foot during the stop and turned and shot Brian who was pursuing him.

Brian was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries.
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Brian
and for those who
have lost him. 

The shooter has not been apprehended as of this posting.

Anyone with information is urged to call the New Kensington police at 724-339-7534. A substantial reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and a conviction.

Brian was from Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania and attended Burrell High School. He studied criminology at Slippery Rock University. In 2014, he graduated from the Allegheny County Police Training Academy. 

The members of the New Kensington Police Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Brian was just starting out in life. He was friendly, bright and amusing. He had a winning smile. He died as a hero in the service of others. He will be forever remembered.

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

Oceans of tears have been shed for Brian.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Brian.

Pray for justice for Brian.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

November 17, 2017

Sean Suiter - Police Officer Fatality - Baltimore, Maryland

Detective Sean Suiter, age 43, died in the line of duty, on November 16, 2017, at a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. 
Sean Suiter

Detective Suiter was a member of the Baltimore City Police Department. He was assigned to the Homicide Unit. He had 18 years of service. 

The day before, on November 15th, 2017, just after 4:00 p.m., Sean and his partner were engaged in a follow-up to a homicide committed in December of 2016. They noticed a man in the vicinity acting suspiciously. Sean confronted the man in a vacant lot between two houses. 

The suspicious acting male pulled out a gun and shot Sean in the head. 

The shooter fled the scene and remains at large as of this posting.

Sean was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, on November 16, 2017, he passed away due to his injuries. 

A substantial reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who killed Sean. 

Sean grew up in Washington, D.C. and was a U.S. Military veteran. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Sean and
for those who have
lost him.

The members of the Baltimore City Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Sean was friendly and kind in spirit. He was a well-respected and well-liked professional. He will be forever remembered.

Sean's loved ones are devastated by his tragic death. He was loved. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

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

Pray for justice for Sean.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

November 16, 2017

Hughton Brown - U.S. Military Fatality - Kuwait

Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, age 43, of Brooklyn, New York died on November 14, 2017, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. 

Hughton Brown
He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, Farmingdale, New York. 

Sgt. 1st Class Brown died as the result of a non-combat related incident which is under investigation. 

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

Hughton was a native of Jamaica. He had 17 years of service with the U.S. Military. 

Family members state that Hughton was a vibrant man who was the life of the party. He loved photography and motor bikes. 

Hughton's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. Hughton died while in the service of his country. He will be forever remembered.

Hughton's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his
Angels of God, pray for Hughton
and for those who have
lost him. 
best. He will be forever mourned.


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

Thank you for your service to America, Hughton.

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

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

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

Dharam Jassar - Store Clerk - Madera County, California

Dharam Jassar
Dharam Jassar, in his early 20's, died on November 13, 2017, at a convenience store/gas station in Madera County, California.

Just before 11:00 p.m., two men entered the store. They took cash and several large boxes of cigarettes. They then fired a number of shots.

Dharam was stuck during the gunfire and, tragically, died at the scene.

One of the male suspects was wearing a black jacket, gray pants, and socks, without any shoes. He had a blue bandana over his face. The other suspect was wearing a black Reebok sweatshirt, black pants, black and white shoes, with a white bandana over his face. He was armed with a silver revolver. Both men were wearing gloves.

Anyone who has any information about this crime, please call deputies at 559-675-7770 or Crime Stoppers at 559-4988-7867.

A funding site has been set up to help Dharam's family with expenses.

Besides working at the store, Dharam was a student at California State University at Fresno.

Friends describe Dharam as a hard-working young man with a friendly personality. He had his whole life ahead of him.

To the thieves who killed Dharam, we ask this question: What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Dharam's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was loved.
Light a candle for Dharam. Light
his way to Heaven.
He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Pray for justice for Dharam.

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

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

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

November 14, 2017

Kendall Murphy - Firefighter Fatality - Indiana

Kendall Murphy
Firefighter Kendall James Murphy, age 27, died in the line of duty on November 10, 2017, on a roadway in Daviess County, Indiana.

Firefighter Murphy was a member of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department. He had two years of service. 

Montgomery is 110 miles southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Just before 10:00 p.m., the Daviess County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a roadway accident. Kendall and two other firefighters from the Montgomery and Cannelburg Fire Departments also responded to the accident. 

A fourth firefighter, Colby Blake, age 26, also responded to the scene. He struck several vehicles at the scene and also struck down Kendall. 

Tragically, Kendall, succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the accident. 

Colby Blake was arrested and charged with impaired driving causing death. The accident is under investigation. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for
Kendall and for those
who have lost him. 
Colby Blake is innocent unless proven guilty.

However, we offer this advice to all drivers under all circumstances: If you find that you are drunk, wasted 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 a bus; 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.

Kendall was a 2009 graduate of Barr-Reeve High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management. He was employed as an insurance agent and also worked part time at a local golf course. He coached basketball at Barr-Reeve High School. He was an active member at Providence Mennonite Church. He loved the Kansas Jayhawks, Cincinnati Reds, Notre Dame and golf.

The members of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Kendall was helpful to others and was kind in spirit. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

Kendall is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, Katrina and Dwayne; his sister, Kelsie; and his fiance√©, Jessica.

Thank you for your service to the community, Kendall.


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

November 13, 2017

Lee Smith - U.S. Military Fatality - Iraq

Lee Smith
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, age 35, of Arlington, Texas, died on November 11, 2017, at Camp Taji, Iraq.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Smith was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Tragically, Lee died from injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

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

Lee's military comrades at Fort Campbell are in mourning over the death of their brother. Lee died in the service of his country. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to America, Lee. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Light a candle for Lee. Light his way to Heaven.
Pray for all who die in a foreign country, far from their loved ones.

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

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

November 7, 2017

John Davidson - Police Officer Fatality - Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

John Davidson
Constable John Davidson died in the line of duty on November 6, 2017, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Constable Davidson was a member of the Abbotsford Police Department. He worked in the Patrol, Youth Squad and Traffic Sections.

He had 11 years of service with the Department and 24 years of service in law enforcement. He had previously worked as a police officer in Britain.

A call was received that a vehicle that was possibly stolen was located outside of a shopping centre in the city. The caller had blocked the suspected stolen vehicle in. The male who was driving the suspected stolen vehicle began shooting at the caller and at others with a shotgun. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for John and
for those who have
lost him. 
John and other Abbotsford Police officers arrived on scene and shots were exchanged. John was shot. 

He was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries. 

The shooter, a man in his 60's from Alberta, was arrested. 

The members of the Abbotsford Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. John was a dedicated officer who worked hard to curtail impaired driving. He spent a lot of effort connecting to the community and to helping kids. John died as a hero in the service of his community. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, John.  


Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

November 6, 2017

Stephen Cribben - U.S. Military Fatality - Afghanistan

Stephen Cribben
Sgt. 1st Class, Stephen B. Cribben, age 33, of Simi Valley, California, died in the line of duty on November 4, 2017, in Logar Province, Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Cribben was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was a Green Beret.

Stephen died as a result of wounds sustained in combat operations. The incident is under investigation.

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

Stephen was born in Rawlins, Wyoming. He joined the Army in 2002. He had served tours of duty in Korea, Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Stephen's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, nine Army Achievement Medals, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal and Combat Action Badge.

Stephen's military comrades at Fort Carson are in mourning over the death of their
Angels of God, pray for Stephen and
for those who have lost him.
brother. Stephen died in the service of his country. He will be forever remembered.

Stephen's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was compassionate and kind in spirit. He was loved. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Oceans of tears have been shed for Stephen.

Stephen is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, Leslie and Joe; his wife, Shelley; and his two sons, Connor and Wyatt.

Thank you for your service to America, Stephen.


Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

Pray that Stephen 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.