May 25, 2016

Ryan Bourque - Police Officer - Jamestown, Rhode Island

Police Officer Ryan Bourque, age 24, died on May 23, 2016, at a hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Ryan Bourque
Officer Bourque was a member of the Jamestown Police Department. He had one year of service. 

Jamestown has a population of about 5,500 and is located on Conanicut Island, in Narragansett Bay.

Ryan had finished his shift and was driving home just after midnight when his vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle being driven the wrong way on a highway in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. 

Ryan was rushed to a hospital in Providence, where tragically he succumbed to his injuries. 

Dejae Pizarro, age 23, of Bedford, Massachusetts, was driving the wrong way. He had pulled a U-turn in the middle of the highway and had driven for a mile before the collision. He was rushed to a local hospital where tragically he also died. 

As of this posting, it has not been determined if Dejae Pizarro was driving while impaired. Statistically, most wrong-way driving collisions are caused by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs and some are caused by drivers suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease. 

However, we offer this advice to all drivers: 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.

Ryan had graduated in 2009 from Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick. He graduated from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy in 2015. 

Friends describe Ryan as a good kid who was hard working and well-respected. He had always wanted to be a police officer. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Ryan and
for those who have lost him.
The Jamestown Police Department is in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was a quiet, good-hearted young man who became a police officer to help people. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Ryan. 

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

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

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

Pray for Dejae Pizarro. Amen. 

May 23, 2016

Ronald Tarentino - Police Officer Fatality - Massachusetts

Ron Tarentino
Police Officer Ronald Tarentino, age 42, died in the line of duty on May 22, 2016, at a hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Officer Tarentino was a member of the Auburn Police Department. He had two years of service with the Department. He had previously served with the Leicester Police Department.

Just after midnight, Officer Tarentino was conducting a traffic stop on an Auburn city street when the male driver of the vehicle opened fire as he approached the car.

Ron was shot several times.

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

The male shooter, Jorge Zambrano, age 35, of Worcester, fled the scene. He was later located in an apartment/duplex building. The shooter managed to wound a Massachusetts State Police officer before he was in turn shot and killed. 

Jorge Zambrano had a lengthy prior criminal record including assault of a police officer. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Ron and for
those who have lost him.
If you would like to donate to help the family with expenses, donations can be sent to this address:

Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Fund
C/O Savers Bank
38 Auburn Street
Auburn, MA 01501

Ron was originally from Tewksbury and graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 1991. 

The Auburn Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a brave and dedicated officer who went the extra mile. He wanted to help others. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Ron. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

May 20, 2016

David Glasser - Police Officer Fatality - Phoenix, Arizona

David Glasser
Police Officer David Glasser, age 35, died in the line of duty on May 19, 2016, at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

Officer Glasser was a member of the Phoenix Police Department. He worked in the Maryvale Precinct. He had 12 years of service.

The day before, on May 18, 2016, the Police had received a call from a man in the suburb of Laveen stating that his son was entering his house and stealing guns from the home.

Officer Glasser and other officers responded and found the son sitting in a van in the driveway of the house. The male opened fire on the officers. David Glasser was wounded.

Other officers opened fire and killed the 19 year old shooter.

David was rushed to a local hospital where the next day, tragically, he died of his injuries.

David grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Moon Valley High School in 2000. He later graduated from Arizona State University.

The Phoenix Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. David
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
David and for those who have lost him.
was a good man who was an asset to the Department. He served with dedication and distinction. He will be forever remembered.

David's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. He was a loving husband and father. He did his best. He was their hero. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, David.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

May 18, 2016

Joie Sellers - a 12 year old victim of impaired driving in Brooklyn, New York

Joie Sellers
Joie Sellers, age 12, died on July 2, 2014, on a street in Brooklyn, New York City.

Just before 5:00 p.m. on that day in 2014, Joie was walking on the sidewalk in the Flatlands neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. She was in the company of her mother and her little sister, who was then 9 years old.


A van which had been stolen by Robert DeCarlo, then age 26, drove up onto the sidewalk and crashed into Joie and her family.

Tragically, Joie died at the scene. Her young sister underwent several operations including brain surgery and was in a coma for weeks. Their mother suffered pelvic fractures.

Robert DeCarlo fled the scene of the collision. He turned himself into the Police the following day.

He had been speeding at 50 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone when he lost control of the van. He was also high on drugs at the time. He had a lengthy prior criminal record.

Robert DeCarlo, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault. He was sentenced on May 16, 2016 to 5 to 15 years in prison.

Robert DeCarlo tearfully stated: "I'm so sorry for the pain I caused. I'll live with this the rest of my life. I have an addiction and will use my time to change. I hope you can
Robert DeCarlo
find it in your heart to forgive me."

Joie's grandmother graciously stated at Robert DeCarlo's sentencing: "Don’t say you’re sorry. Sorry won’t bring Joie back. You can change and become a productive member of society. Mr. DeCarlo, I want you to serve your 15 years and change for the better, don't be destructive to society."

Hindsight is 20-20. However we offer this advice to all drivers: 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.

Joie was a sweet girl who was happy. She was kind in spirit. She loved ballet dancing and reading.

Joie's loved ones have suffered an unspeakable loss. Oceans of tears have been shed for this young girl who died so needlessly.

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

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

Joie is with God in Heaven.

May 16, 2016

Veronica Rodriguez - a victim of domestic murder - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Veronica Rodriguez, age 28, died on May 9, 2016, at her home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Veronica Rodriguez

She was raped and strangled by her former partner, Juan Camacho, age 25, who she had been living with. They were together for about 6 months. Veronica had recently broken off their relationship. 

Her four children ages 12, 10, 8 and 5, were in the house at the time of the tragedy. 

Juan Camacho texted the mother of Veronica after the murder, apologizing for murdering her daughter. He also confessed to a 911 operator. 

He fled the scene but was later apprehended by the Police. He has been charged with murder and rape.

Hindsight is 20-20 and it is easy to come up with advice after the fact. However, if you are a male who is experiencing a relationship breakdown and feel that you are losing control because of it:

~Talk about it. Speak to a friend or a family member or someone you trust.
~On the Internet, look up "crisis line" for your state or province and telephone them. They will have counsellors on the line who can talk to you about your situation.
Angels of God, pray for Veronica
and for those who have lost her.

~Go to the local hospital's emergency room and say that you are losing it and that you need help. You may need strong prescription drugs to calm you down. You may need immediate psychological counselling.
~Do anything you can to prevent yourself from murdering the person you once loved.

Veronica's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was a good woman who was always happy. She loved her family. She did the best that she could. She will be forever mourned.

Veronica is survived by many loving friends and family members including her mother, Maribel; and her four children. 

Pray for justice for Veronica. 

God save us from those who say they love us and then kill us. Amen.

Pray for Veronica's children who have suffered an unspeakable loss.

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

May 11, 2016

Sean Kehren, Elissa and Josh Schnell - Good Samaritans in Minnesota

On May 8, 2016, Sean Kehren, was driving on a state highway near Sandstone in Pine County, Minnesota. 

Sandstone is about 90 miles north of Minneapolis. 

Sean Kehren (L); Elissa and Josh Schnell (R)
Sean noticed that an SUV, a couple of vehicles ahead of him, was wavering on the roadway and drifting towards the ditch at a high rate of speed. 

The vehicle, driven by a 67 year old woman, hit a tree. 

Sean and the occupants of the vehicle in front of him, Elissa and Josh Schnell, immediately pulled over to help at the scene of the accident.  

The SUV started on fire. Sean and Elissa and Josh Schnell managed to drag the
The Good Samaritan comes to the
aid of strangers in distress.
woman out of the intense flames which melted the vehicles tires.

Sean spoke to the woman, Marie Hupalo from Thunder Bay, Canada, who thanked him and God for helping her. She was flown to a hospital in Minneapolis. She was in serious condition at the time of this posting. 

Sean Kehren is a student at Gustavus Adolphus College, a Lutheran liberal arts college in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Elissa and Josh Schnell are from Fridley, Minnesota. 

Sean, Elissa and Josh all said that they did what anyone would do to help someone in danger. 

God bless Sean Kehren and Elissa and Josh Schnell. Amen.

The Good Samaritans are the everyday heroes of the modern era. 

Pray for Marie Hupalo. Pray for her recovery.

May 10, 2016

Brad Lancaster - Police Officer Fatality - Kansas City, Kansas

Brad Lancaster
Detective Brad Lancaster, age 39, died in the line of duty on May 9, 2016, at a hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Detective Lancaster was a member of the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas. He had over 9 years of service.

Just after 12 noon, a call came in to the Police regarding a suspicious male near a casino in Kansas City. Officers approached the subject who fled on foot. 

Detective Lancaster located the man in a nearby field. The subject opened fire hitting Brad several times

Brad was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he died of his injuries. 

The suspect stole Brad's unmarked vehicle and fled the scene. He carjacked several more vehicles including one that had two children in the backseat. He shot and wounded a woman whose car he was attempting to steal. 

A Kansas City - Missouri police officer shot the suspect, Curtis Ayers, age 28, and took him into custody. It is reported that Ayers is a recent parolee. 

Brad graduated from West Platte High School in Weston, Missouri. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served two tours of duty overseas.

A fund has been set up to help the family with expenses. You may contribute through any branch of the Greater Kansas City Public Safety Credit Union or police headquarters.

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Brad and
for those who have lost him.
Friends and neighbors describe Brad as a dedicated officer and a loving husband and father.

The Kansas City Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Brad was a professional who was an asset to his colleagues. He will be forever remembered.

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

Brad is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, his wife and his two young daughters.

Thank you for your service to your country and to the community, Brad. 

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

May 9, 2016

John Morris Davis Jr. - Firefighter Fatality - Kenly, North Carolina

Firefighter John Morris Davis, Jr., age 45, died in the line of duty on May 7, 2016, on a roadway near Kenly, North Carolina. 
John Davis Jr.

Firefighter Davis was a member of the Kenly Volunteer Fire Department. He had over 12 years of service. 

Kenly is a town of 1,400 and is located about 40 miles south-east of Raleigh. 

Just after 7:00 p.m. on May 7th, John and other firefighters had responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Kenly. The driver of an SUV had hit a utility pole and had to be extricated from the vehicle. The extraction process was difficult. 

Shortly thereafter, John started experiencing chest pains.  John was being rushed to a local hospital when he went into cardiac arrest. Tragically, John died on the way to the hospital. 

John had formerly been a Kenly Police Officer. He was a member of Center Ridge Presbyterian Church and was a committed Christian. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for John
and for those who have lost him.
The Kenly Volunteer Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. John had a long history of helping others. He loved being a firefighter. He was an asset to this comrades. He will be forever remembered.

Friends describe John as hard-working and generous. He would give you the shirt off of his back.

John's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was happy and had a loving spirit. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

John is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his father, his half-brother, his wife, Dwaina, and three children.

Thank you for your service to the community, John. 

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 for all who come to the aid of others and who die because of it.

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

David Bauders - Washington National Guard Fatality - Iraq

1st Lt. David A. Bauders, age 25, of Seattle, Washington, died on May 6, 2016, at the Al Asad Air Base, in Anbar Province, Iraq. 

David Bauders
The cause of Lt. Bauder's death is under investigation at this time and has not been released to the media. 

David was a member of Washington National Guard and was assigned to the 176th Engineer Company, Snohomish, Washington.

David had deployed to Iraq on March 30, 2016. His company's task was to construct and maintain military buildings and other infrastructure.

David graduated from Forest Grove High School where he was a star in track and field. He then attended the University of Portland where he earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology. He was commissioned into the National Guard in May 2013 as an ROTC cadet. 

In his civilian life, he was a trooper with the Washington State Patrol.  He had been
Angels of God, pray for David and for those
who have lost him. 
sworn in as a Trooper in 2014. 

The Washington National Guard and the Washington State Patrol are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He will be forever remembered.

David's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a true hero with a big heart and a warm smile. He was loving and was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to Washington State and to your country, David. 

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

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all war.

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

May 7, 2016

Danilo Morazan Aguilar - A victim of Impaired Driving in Blaine, Minnesota

Danilo Morazan Aguilar
Danilo Morazan Aguilar, age 39, died on May 5, 2016, near his home in Blaine, Minnesota.

He was known as Dani to his family and friends.

Blaine is part of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.

At about 9:30 p.m., Danilo was checking his mailbox near his home in a Blaine suburb. A car was speeding down the residential street at 60 miles per hour, struck another vehicle and then drove up on the sidewalk and struck Danilo, mortally wounding him.

Paramedics and neighbors tried to revive Dani, but tragically, he died of his injuries at the scene.

The driver who struck Danilo fled the scene but was apprehended by the Police later. Adam Rodman, age 27, has been arrested and charged with criminal vehicular homicide. It is believed that he was drunk at the time of the collision with Danilo.

Adam Rodman is currently on probation for an incident in 2014 when he entered a woman's home and destroyed property.

Local area residents state that speeding drivers in this neighborhood are a menace.
Angels of God, pray for
Dani and for those
who have lost him. 
Speeding drivers and drunk drivers run into parked cars, street signs, utility poles, trees - you name it. It's like the Indianapolis 500 in this area. It is time that the City of Blaine stepped up and instituted much stricter traffic regulations for this area. It may be in order for the City of Blaine to post some police officers in the area to catch speeding and drunk drivers.

Adam Rodman is innocent unless proven guilty.

However we offer this advice to all drivers: 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.

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

Danilo's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a gentle and friendly man with a loving spirit. He was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Pray for justice for Danilo.

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

God save us from the hit-and-run drivers. They strike us down on the road and then run away like wolves. Amen.

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

May 6, 2016

Anthony Freeman - Law Enforcement Fatality - Bibb County, Georgia

Investigator Anthony Freeman, age 29, died in the line of duty on May 5, 2016, at a hospital in Macon, Georgia. 

Anthony Freeman
Investigator Freeman was a member of the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. He had previously served with the Macon Police Department. He had 7 years of service in law enforcement. 

Anthony was known as "TJ" to his family and friends. 

At about 3:00 a.m., another Deputy had encountered a suspicious vehicle in an area of Macon where there had been a lot of burglaries in recent weeks. A pursuit ensued and the fleeing driver drove into Anthony Freeman's vehicle near an intersection. 

Anthony was rushed to a nearby hospital where, tragically, he died of his injuries. 

The man who drove into Anthony's vehicle, Martavious Taquan Kinder, age 24, sustained only minor injuries and is in custody. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Anthony and
for those who have lost him.

The circumstances of the accident are under investigation. 

Anthony was a narcotics investigator. He had service as a SWAT member and a K-9 officer.

Friends and comrades describe Anthony as a Deputy's Deputy. He had a sterling character and was well-liked and well-respected by his colleagues. He was a "go to" guy who played a leadership role in the department. He loved his work and loved helping others. 


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

Anthony's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a loving husband and father. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Anthony is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Jessica, and their two young children.

Thank you for your service to the community, TJ.

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

May 4, 2016

Charles Keating IV - U.S. Navy SEAL Fatality - Iraq

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, age 31, of San Diego, California, died in the line of duty on May 3, 2016, in an area north of Mosul, Iraq. 

Charles Keating IV
He was assigned to a Navy SEAL Team based in Coronado, California. 

Tragically, Charles died of injuries sustained in a combat operation against ISIS, the terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria.

He had been involved in advising and assisting Kurdish Peshmerga militia who are fighting against ISIS forces.

Charles was known as Charlie to his family and friends. 

In 2004, Charles graduated from Arcadia High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Indiana University where he was into track and field and cross country running.  He then attended the Naval Academy and became a Navy SEAL. 

Charles was engaged to be married to his fiancée, Brooke Clarke. 

Friends and colleagues of Charles describe him as a man who was an accomplished
Father, place Charlie on the Stairway
to Heaven.
athlete. He was a man who wanted to be the best that he could be. He was fearless and an achiever. He was happy in spirit and didn't have a mean bone in his body. He always had a smile on his face and got a kick out of making others laugh. 

All Navy SEALS are in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to your country, Charles. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all war.

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

May 3, 2016

Anthony Antell - a Good Samaritan - killed in Arlington, Texas

Anthony Antell, age 35, died on May 2, 2016, at a pharmacy parking lot in Arlington, Texas. 
Anthony Antell

Anthony was known as "T.J." to his family and friends. 

Around noon, Anthony was outside of a pharmacy in Arlington. He came upon a domestic argument situation in which a man was shooting at a woman who worked at the pharmacy.  

The woman was the shooter's wife, Quinisha Johnson, age 22. The shooter, Ricci Bradden, also age 22, had shot his wife in the lower leg. 

Anthony went to his vehicle to get his own gun and tried to conduct a citizen's arrest of Ricci Bradden. Ricci Bradden then shot Anthony Antell, mortally wounding him. 

Tragically, Anthony died at the scene.  His wife, Crystal, was also at the scene and witnessed her husband's violent death. 

Anthony was a U.S. Marine Veteran.  He and his wife were currently the owners and operators of a gym in Lexington. 

Ricci Bradden turned himself in to the Police and will be charged with murder and related charges. He is a Private with the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and is stationed at Fort Hood.

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

Friends describe Anthony as a man who put others before himself. 

Angels of God, pray for Anthony and for those
who have lost him. 
Anthony'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.

Anthony is survived by many loving friends and family members including his parents, his wife, Crystal, and three children.

Thank you for your service to your country, T.J. 

Pray for justice for Anthony.

Anthony was a Good Samaritan. 

Pray for all who die while coming to the aid of others. They are the true heroes of the modern era.

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

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