February 5, 2016

Darius Garda - Police Officer - Toronto, Canada

Constable Darius Garda died on February 3, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario. 
Darius Garda

Constable Garda was a member of the Toronto Police Department. He worked out of Division 51. 

He is reported to be in his early 30's. 

His body was found on February 4, 2016, near a city pier in the waters of Lake Ontario. 

It is believed that Constable Garda committed suicide. He was on sick leave at the time of this death. He had been receiving professional counselling. 

In April of 2010, Darius Garda and other officers of the Toronto Police Department's Division 51 shot and killed Wieslaw Duda, age 50.  Mr. Duda was suffering from schizophrenia.  Sometime after 1:30 a.m., Mr. Duda had been driving erratically on city streets and when stopped by the police, he refused to exit his vehicle. He drove towards the officers, striking one who flew into Mr. Duda's windshield. 

Several officers opened fire and Mr. Duda was shot and killed. A ruling came down from the Ontario Special Investigations Unit that the officers were justified in opening fire. 

However, Darius Garda was suffering from several mental health issues and as a result of this incident he also developed post traumatic stress disorder and severe depression. It has been reported that this incident put Darius over the edge. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Darius and
for those who have lost him.
We must all remember that Police Officers are not robots. Sometimes the job that they are required to do isn't something that they can walk away from at the end of their shift. 

The Toronto Police Department is in mourning over the death of their young brother. Darius was a well respected officer. He was a caring man and was well liked. He is described as moral, sensitive and mild mannered.

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

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

Pray for all who are tormented by mental illness of every kind. 

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

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

February 3, 2016

Wasil Ahmad - a 10 year old victim of "Afghanistan"

Wasil Ahmad, age 10, died on February 1, 2016, on a roadway leading to his school in Tirin Kot city, the capital of southern Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. 

Wasil Ahmad - alive and then.....dead
He was shot twice in the head by the Taliban who claimed that they had killed a government stooge.

Wasil had fought against the Taliban in previous months. He did this in the company of his uncle who had been a former Taliban member who had changed allegiance to the Afghan Government. The uncle was given the position of local police commander in the Khas district of Uruzgan Province.

The boy had become a local hero of sorts with his photo widely circulated on social media. He therefore became a target for the Taliban.

The use of child soldiers is illegal in Afghanistan but both the government and the Taliban have been quietly recruiting minors for years. The government doesn't follow it's own laws and the Taliban have no conscience either.

Young boys, not even teenagers yet, are recruited by both groups using money, filial duty, patriotism and honor as lures and as buzz words to con these boys into combat roles.

Teens under the age of 18 and pre-teen boys can be seen to man national police checkpoints in many areas of Afghanistan.

Children are also used by the Taliban in active combat, as spies and as suicide
Pray for Wasil Ahmad
and all of the boys of
Afghanistan. 
bombers.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission laid blame for the boy's death with his family, the government and the Taliban.

In other words - everybody is responsible for this boy's death. Who else is there besides the family, the government and the Taliban?

Wasil Ahmad's father died fighting the Taliban and it is believed that the boy was performing his "revenge duties" by also fighting the Taliban despite the fact that he was just 10 years old and was attending primary school.

Teen Boys recruited into the armed forces or insurgent groups are vulnerable to sexual abuse. The women of Afghanistan are off limits and are hidden away in burqas from head to toe. The available sexual outlet for grown men in the military and in the Taliban is boys. This sexual concept is called "Bacha bazi" or "boy play".

Underage boys should not be used as weapons, military puppets or sex toys by any group in Afghanistan.

God save the boys of Afghanistan. They are the future of that country. Amen. 

Tina Martin - a Good Samaritan in Florida

Tina Martin
Tina Martin, age 33, of New Smyrna Beach, died on January 31, 2016, on a highway in Port Orange, Florida.

Port Orange is a city in Volusia County and has a population of just over 57,000.

Tina was driving home at about 3:30 a.m. when she came across an accident scene on U.S. Highway No. 1. A motorcyclist had lost control and slid into the middle of the roadway.

Tina got out of her car to see if she could help. She was kneeling over the motorcyclist when both of them were hit by a car. The motorcyclist was then hit by a second vehicle.

Tragically, both Tina and the fallen motorcyclist, Santiago Morera Alverez, age 23, of Port Orange, died at the scene of the accident.

The events leading up to these tragic deaths are under investigation. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the original motorcycle accident.

A funding site has been established to help Tina's family with expenses.

Tina was the single mother of three young children. She worked as a server at a sports pub and restaurant in Port Orange. That tragic night she drove a co-worker
Light a candle for Tina. Light her way to Heaven.
home after work, hung out with that co-worker for a while and then headed off to drive to her own home.

Friends and co-workers describe Tina as a loving young woman who was smiling, sweet and funny. She had a big heart, was very patient with others, and was willing to help others on the job. She will be forever remembered.

Tina's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She helped everyone she came across. She was loving and was loved in return. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Tina is survived by many loving friends and family members including her mother Debrann Boyle; brothers Josh and Francisco and her two young daughters and young son.

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

Pray for her young children who have lost their mother.

God bless Tina and all who come to the aid of strangers. They are the Good Samaritans who are the everyday heroes of the modern era.

Pray that Tina is in Heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray for Santiago Morera Alverez who also perished. Amen. 

February 1, 2016

Christine Ledlow - a store clerk killed in Corinth, Mississippi

Christine Ledlow
Christine Ledlow, age 43, died on February 1, 2016, at a hospital in Corinth, Mississippi.

Corinth is the county seat of Alcorn County, Mississippi. The population is just under 15,000.

Christine was a clerk at a gas station/convenience store in Corinth. She was working the overnight shift. After 5:00 a.m., two males entered the building and demanded money. During the confrontation, she was shot several times.

Christine was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, she passed away.

A 17 year old male, in the company of his parents, turned himself in at the local police station. He had been identified on surveillance video because he had past run-ins with the authorities. 

Another male is being sought in connection with this murder. No charges have been filed as of this date.

If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to call the Corinth Police Department at (662) 286-3377.

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

Christine had worked at the gas station for 6 years. She was well liked by her customers at the store.

Christine's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was
Light a candle for Christine.
Light her way to Heaven.
loving and was loved in return. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Christine is survived by many loving friends and family members including her two children.

Pray for justice for Christine.

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

Pray that Christine is in Heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Mitesh Patel - a victim of thieves in San Bernardino, California

Mitesh Patel
Mitesh Patel died on January 29, 2016, at a convenience store in San Bernardino, California. 

Mitesh was in his early 30's. 

Mitesh was the co-owner of a convenience store in San Bernardino. He and his brother were working the night shift. Sometime before 10:00 p.m., two masked men, armed with guns, stormed into the store and demanded money. 

Mitesh handed over money from the cash register and was then shot by the suspects who then fled on foot. 

Tragically, Mitesh died at the scene. 

Anyone with information about this murder is urged to call the San Bernardino Police Department at (909) 384-5615.

A funding site has been set up to help the family with expenses. 

Two men have been arrested in connection with this crime but their names are not available as of this posting. 

To the thieves who killed Mitesh Patel, we ask this question: What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?
Pray for Mitesh and for
those who have lost him.

Mitesh was born in Gujurat, India. He came to the United States in 2002 in hopes of starting a better life for him and his family. He studied at Fullerton College and worked at various convenience stores and fast food chains to make ends meet. In 2010, he and his wife purchased the small store in San Bernardino.

Friends describe Mitesh as a good guy with a heart of gold. He was caring and had a sense of humor. He will be forever missed.

Mitesh's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was known for giving credit to customers at the store when they couldn't pay for food. He had a kind heart and a happy go lucky attitude. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Mitesh is survived by many loving friends and family members including his siblings, his wife, Bhavika; and his 3 year old daughter.

Pray for justice for Mitesh.

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

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

January 30, 2016

Kaitlyn Hansen - a victim of alleged drunk driving in Minnesota

Kaitlyn Hansen, age 16, of Canton, Minnesota, died on January 28, 2016, on a highway in Fillmore County, Minnesota. 
Kaitlyn Hansen

During the evening, Kaitlyn was driving on Highway 52 between Fountain, Minnesota and Chatfield, Minnesota. Just before 9:00 p.m., she was struck by a pickup truck that crossed the center line and hit her car head on. 

Tragically, Kaitlyn died at the scene. 

The pickup truck went into the ditch and rolled. The female driver was thrown from the vehicle. She was airlifted to a hospital in Rochester, with relatively minor injuries. The driver is Cindy Mueske, age 55, from Ashland, Illinois, who allegedly tested positive for alcohol. 

This tragic accident is under investigation. 

Cindy Mueske is innocent of any crime unless 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 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.

Kaitlyn was a junior at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony, Minnesota.  Her classmates are in mourning over the death of their friend. 

Angels of God, pray for Kaitlyn
and for those who have lost her.
Kaitlyn's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She had her whole life ahead of her. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Kaitlyn is survived by many loving family members and friends who will forever miss her.

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

Pray for justice for Kaitlyn. 

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

Pray for Kaitlyn's loved ones who have suffered an unspeakable loss.

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

Pray that Kaitlyn is in Heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Joseph Stifter - U.S. Soldier Casualty - Iraq

Sgt. Joseph F. Stifter, age 30, of Glendale, California, died on January 28, 2016, at Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province, Iraq. 
Joseph Stifter

Sgt. Stifter was involved in a Humvee rollover accident and was fatally injured. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

Joseph Stifter was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. He was a field artillery cannon crewmember. 

Joseph was supporting the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. 

He joined the Army in 2011 and had served at Fort Riley since January of 2012. He deployed to Iraq in October of 2015.

His awards and decorations include three Army Commendation Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

Angels of God, pray for Joseph and for those
who have lost him.
Joseph's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. Military officials describe Joseph as an exceptional soldier and leader. He will be forever remembered.

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

Joseph is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, his wife and his daughter. 

Thank you for your service to your country, Joseph. 

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

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

January 29, 2016

Erica Garner - a victim of thieves in Detroit, Michigan

Erica Garner, age 42, died on January 27, 2016, at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan. 
Erica Garner

Erica had driven to a suburban recreational center to pick up her 11 year old son who was playing basketball. She was inside her car in the center's parking lot. 

Erica was approached by two male teens who attempted to force her from her vehicle in order to steal it. Erica tried to drive away but she was shot in the head. 

Others in the vicinity tried to help and called 911. Erica was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, she succumbed to her injuries. 

The teens who shot Erica fled the scene on foot but were apprehended not long after the murder. 

Ralph Marshall, age 17, and Rayvon Smith, age 18, have been arrested in connection with Erica's murder.

Ralph Marshall and Rayvon Smith are innocent unless proven guilty.

However, to the thieves who killed Erica Garner, we ask this question: What does it
Angels of God, pray for Erica and
for those who have lost her.
profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Erica had supported her son's interest in sports in order to keep him out of trouble. She was also the mother of a teenage daughter.

Erica's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was a generous woman who would give you the shirt off of her back. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Erica is survived by many loving friends and family members including her daughter and son.

Pray for justice for Erica. 

Pray for her loved ones who have suffered an unspeakable loss.

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

Pray that Erica is in Heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

January 26, 2016

Jessica Colker - a murder victim in Grenada

Jessica Colker
Jessica Colker, age 39, died on January 24, 2016, on a beach in St. David, Grenada, in the Caribbean.

Jessica and her husband, Brian Melito, age 62, had arrived for a vacation at a local resort on January 23, 2016.

At about noon of the following day, Jessica was walking along the beach with her husband when a man suddenly appeared and attacked them with a sword. The husband was able to escape and run for help.

By the time her husband and the authorities arrived back at the scene of the attack, Jessica was missing. Tragically, she was later found deceased.

David Martin Benjamin turned himself in to Police on January 25, 2016. He is under investigation for Jessica's murder. He is an ex-convict who had been released from prison a month ago. He had served a 15 year sentence for the rape of a child.

In December of 2015, a Canadian tourist, Linnea Veinotte, was also tragically murdered in Grenada.

Jessica and her husband are from Atlanta, Georgia. She worked in anesthesiology at
Father, place Jessica on the Stairway
to Heaven.
a local hospital. 

Jessica and her husband were married in November of 2015. 

Jessica's co-workers are in mourning over the death of their friend. She was a valued member of their team. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. She will be forever remembered.

Friends describe Jessica as a genuine and loving woman. She volunteered a lot of personal time working with refugee groups.

Jessica's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Jessica is survived by many loving friends and family members including her husband, Brian.

Pray for justice for Jessica. 

Pray for her loved ones who have suffered an unspeakable loss.

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

Pray that Jessica is in Heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

January 25, 2016

Talen West - a 7 year old victim of a Pit Bull dog in North Carolina

Talen West
Talen West, age 7, died on January 24, 2016, at a hospital in Lumberton, North Carolina. 

Lumberton is a city in Robeson County, North Carolina. It has a population of just over 21,000.

Sometime after 11:00 a.m., Talen and his brother, Jaylen West, age 8, were playing near their home in a wooded area in Lumberton. They were both attacked by a neighbor's pit bull dog.  Jaylen, the older child, tried to fight off the dog but was unsuccessful. 

Emergency crews found Talen unresponsive with severe puncture wounds to his body. He may have suffered a broken neck. Both brothers were rushed to a local hospital. Tragically, Talen died of his injuries.

His brother was treated for leg injuries and released from the hospital.

The dog died, presumably of a heart attack, at the scene.

Pit Bulls were bred over 200 years ago for bull baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting.

Would you want an animal
like this around your children?
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, including people passing by. They have killed grown women walking in the hallways of their apartment buildings; they have killed 40 year old men jogging by on a country road; they have killed toddlers playing on the floor.

Many towns and cities, counties and states do not allow pit bulls and related breeds within their jurisdictions. Pit bulls are banned outright in many European countries, period.

Where are the authorities in Robeson County? Where are the State Officials in North Carolina? Why do you allow Pit Bull dogs in your jurisdiction? Wake up.

Pit Bulls and related dog breeds should be bred out of existence sooner rather than later.

Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country.

Talen's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He will be forever mourned. They have suffered an unspeakable loss.

Talen is playing in the fields of Heaven.

January 24, 2016

Jefferson Heavner - a Good Samaritan murdered in North Carolina

Jefferson Heavner
Jefferson Heavner, age 26, of Newton, North Carolina, died on January 22, 2016, in Catawba County, North Carolina. 

Catawba County has a population of just under 155,000. Its county seat is Newton. 

Just after 5:00 p.m., Jeff was driving on an icy road in Catawba County. He saw that a car had spun out on the roadway and had gotten stuck. Jeff, and others who witnessed the accident, stopped to offer assistance to the driver.

The people who stopped to help soon realized that the driver was either drunk or doped up and was also belligerent and looking for trouble. The group of helpers decided to call the police. When the driver heard them calling the authorities, he took out a gun and started firing. 

Everyone fled but Jefferson Heavner was struck by a bullet and fell. It was at this point that the driver came over to Jefferson and shot him many more times. 

Marvin Jacob Lee
The shooter then returned to his vehicle. He passed out and was extracted by a Police SWAT team. 

Tragically, Jefferson Heavner died of his injuries. 

Marvin Jacob Lee, age 27, has been charged with murder in connection with this crime. 

Jeff's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He often came to the aid of people in trouble on the highways. He was a decent young man who did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Pray for justice for Jeff. 

God bless Jeff and all Good Samaritans who
come to the aid of strangers.
Jeff is a Good Samaritan who died while coming to the aid of a stranger.

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

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

January 23, 2016

Ronald Jason Adams - Firefighter Fatality - Arkansas

Ronald Jason Adams
Firefighter Ronald Jason Adams, age 29, died in the line of duty on January 22, 2016, at a hospital in North Little Rock, Arkansas. 

He was known as Jason to his family and friends. 

Jason was a firefighter with the East Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department where he had 9 years of service. He was a full time firefighter with the Sherwood Fire Department with 5 years of service. 

Jason was responding to a medical emergency call at a rural home near Little Rock. At about 5:00 a.m. a call had been received that a man was having a seizure.  Jason lived nearby and was the first firefighter to arrive on the scene. Immediately, he was shot by someone in the house. 

Jason was rushed to a nearby hospital where, tragically, he succumbed to his wounds. 

Mark Pruitt
Mark Pruitt, age 47, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. It has been suggested that Pruitt came out of his seizure, saw somebody at the door and started shooting. 

Mark Pruitt is innocent unless proven guilty. However, it is patently obvious that too many people in America, who have unstable mental conditions, have access to firearms. Anyone who is subject to blackout seizures of any type should not be allowed to be in possession of a gun nor should they be allowed to drive a vehicle. The safety of the public is at stake.

The East Pulaski and Sherwood Fire Departments are in mourning over the death of their brother. Jason was a valued asset to both Departments. He had a sense of humor and made others smile. He will be forever remembered.

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Jason
and for those who have lost him.
Jason's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. Firefighting was his life. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Jason. 

Pray for justice for Jason. 

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

January 22, 2016

Roger Unton - a store clerk murdered in Hammond, Indiana

Roger Unton, age 60, died on January 20, 2016, at a hospital in Hammond, Indiana. 
Roger Unton

Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana with a population of just under 81,000. It is part of the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area. 

Roger was working the over-night shift at a 7-Eleven in Hammond. Just after 4:30 a.m., a male entered the store to rob it. 

During the confrontation Roger was shot twice. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries. 

A male suspect is believed to have left the area on foot and remains at large. No other description of the suspect is available as of this posting.

If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to call the Hammond Police at (219)-852-2981.

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

Roger's home was in Blue Island, Illinois. He had worked the late shift for 10 years. 

Roger's wife, Patti, stated that her husband wasn't easily intimidated and would have stood up against any robbery attempt.

Roger is described as a passionate man who loved life. He was involved with the
Light a candle for Roger. Light his way to Heaven.
Sons of the American Legion and loved to garden. He was a caregiver for his elderly parents who are in ill health. 

Roger's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was always willing to help others. He was always there for his wife and family. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Roger is survived by many loving friends and family members including his parents and his wife, Patti. 

Pray for justice for Roger. 

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

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