January 17, 2017

Jonathan Gover - a Good Samaritan in Washington State

On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Jonathan Gover was at the food court of the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, Washington. 
Jonathan Gover

Lynnwood is a city of just under 37,000 and is located 16 miles north of Seattle, Washington. 

Around 2:00 p.m., a confrontation broke out between the employee of a food court restaurant and a disgruntled customer. The customer, a 37 year old male, pulled out a knife and stabbed the restaurant employee in the back. 

Jonathan Gover jumped up and put a choke hold on the attacker. The attacker managed to cut Jonathan on his calf which later required 11 stitches. The attacker then released his knife and was apprehended by the police.  

The Good Samaritan reaches
out to others in times of danger.
The restaurant employee was taken to a local hospital where he is recovering. 

Jonathan is a Navy Veteran and is also a Mixed Martial Arts fighter. 

Jonathan stated: "I was just doing what I think more people in our society should be doing, which is helping others."

Jonathan Gover is a Good Samaritan. 

Good Samaritans are the everyday heroes of the modern era.

God bless Jonathan Gover and all who step up in times of distress. Amen.

God save us from those who are unhinged and who carry knives and guns to public places. Amen. 

January 11, 2017

Isiah Booker - American Soldier Fatality - Jordan

Isiah Booker
Spc. Isiah L. Booker, age 23 of Cibolo, Texas, died on January 7, 2017, in Jordan.

Spc. Booker was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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

Isiah was operating heavy construction equipment when he was seriously injured. Tragically, Isiah succumbed to his injuries. The circumstances of the accident are under investigation.

All of Isiah's comrades at Fort Campbell are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was a good kid. He will be forever remembered.

Angels of God, pray for Isiah and for all who have lost him.
Isiah loved cooking and loved to dance. He was caring and was kind in spirit.

Isiah's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. Isiah was a happy and intuitive person. He loved his family and friends. He was a man of Faith. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to America, Isiah. 

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

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

January 10, 2017

Norman Lewis - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Orange County, Florida

Norman Lewis
Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, age 35, died in the line of duty on January 9, 2017, at a hospital in Orlando, Florida.

Deputy Lewis was a member of the Orange County Sheriff's Office. He was part of the Motors/DUI Unit. He had 11 years of service.

Deputy Lewis was known as Norm to his family and friends.

Norman was participating in the search for Markeith Loyd who is wanted for for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend and for the murder of Master Sergeant Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department.

Before 10:00 a.m., Norman was riding his motorcycle in Pine Hills, Florida. He was at an intersection when he collided with a van that had turned in front of him.

Norman was rushed to a hospital in Orlando where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries.

Norman had graduated from Port Charlotte High School. He then played football for the University of Central Florida. He graduated from the University in 2004 with a degree in criminal justice. Friends describe him as a gentle giant of a man with a kind spirit. He worked hard at whatever he was doing.

Norman also talked to inner-city youth about building bridges between law
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Norman
and for those who have
lost him. 
enforcement and the community. He was trying to make a difference.

The members of the Orange County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. Norm was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Norm.

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

January 9, 2017

Debra Clayton - Police Officer Fatality - Orlando, Florida

Debra Clayton
Master Sergeant Debra Clayton died in the line of duty on January 9, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

Master Sergeant Clayton was a member of the Orlando Police Department. She had 17 years of service.

Markeith Loyd, in his early 40's, was wanted for allegedly murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend and for shooting another male at her residence. Markeith Loyd has a lengthy criminal history and has served time in prison.

Debra came across Markeith Loyd in or near a parking lot at a Walmart in the city.  He shot Debra, carjacked a vehicle and fled the scene. 

If you know the whereabouts of Markeith Loyd, you are urged to call the Crimeline Tips number at 800.423.TIPS. A reward of up to $60,000. is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the killer of Debra Clayton. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Debra and for
those who have lost her.

The members of the Orlando Police Department are in mourning over the death of their sister. She is a hero who died in the service of her community. She will be forever remembered.

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

Debra is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including her husband and her two children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Debra. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for justice for Debra. 

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

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

Chad Parque - Police Officer Fatality - North Las Vegas, Nevada

Chad Parque
Detective Chad Parque, age 32, died in the line of duty on January 7, 2017, at a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Detective Parque was a member of the North Las Vegas Police Department. He had 10 years of service.

On January 6, 2017, Chad had just left the North Las Vegas Justice Court building when a vehicle which was travelling the wrong way on the road, struck his vehicle. Chad was extricated from his vehicle and was rushed to a hospital in Las Vegas where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries the following day. 

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle is a 62 year old woman. It is unclear, as of this posting, what caused her to cross over into oncoming traffic. 

Donations to help the family with expenses may be made to the following accounts:
Injured Police Officer
Nevada State Bank: Account 905202081
Wells Fargo: Account 8754899923

The members of the North Las Vegas Police Department are in mourning over the
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Chad
and for those who have lost him.
death of their brother. Chad was committed to his work. He was a professional who wanted to make a difference. He will be forever remembered.

Chad'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.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Chad. 

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

January 3, 2017

A New Map of our Universe

New celestial mapping devices including the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and a Sloan Digital Sky Survey III program have mapped out an image of what the Universe is really like. 

The map, which is only partially shown below, outlines 1.2 million galaxies. 


This is a small image of a small portion of the Universe. Each dot is not a
sun or a planet, it is a galaxy, with hundreds of billions of planets in them. 
Our Galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy, holds 100 billion planets. Our Earth is just a dot on the outskirts of our galaxy. We are basically in the middle of nowhere. 

Earth is one planet in 100 billion, and then our galaxy is one galaxy in one of 1.2 million galaxies. 

If anyone thought that the Higher Power is holding his finger on the pulse of this planet, Earth, think again. The Higher Power is occupied with 100 billion x 1.2 million other planets that exist in this Universe. Hundreds of millions of these planets harbour intelligent life. 

God is looking after many more planets than Earth. 

It is not up to God to make this Planet work. It is up to us. But we are doing a really lousy job of it. 

Let's all work seriously toward an end to war, turmoil, death, destruction and terrorism.

Let's all work toward justice.

Let's all work toward equality.

Let's all work toward religious tolerance.

Let's all work toward providing peace and safety, lodging, food, clean water, health care, and the necessities of life for everyone who lives on this planet. 


We have to do it ourselves. 

Do not forget us, Father. Amen. 

God help us to change, Amen. 

December 31, 2016

Landon Weaver - State Trooper Fatality - Pennsylvania

Landon Weaver
Trooper Landon Weaver, in his early 20's, died in the line of duty on December 30, 2016, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Trooper Weaver was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police. He had one year of service. He was assigned to the Patrol Unit in Troop G in Huntingdon.

After 6:00 p.m. Landon and another trooper were called out to a domestic disturbance at a rural mobile home in Huntingdon County. Someone at the dwelling had reported that Jason Robinson, age 32, was violating a protective order.

Landon was shot by Jason Robinson who then fled the scene. 

Tragically, Landon succumbed to his injuries. 

Jason Robinson was shot and killed by Police on December 31, 2016. Jason Robinson had an extensive prior criminal history.

The Governor of Pennsylvania stated: "Landon will always be remembered for his bravery, his sacrifice, and his willingness to serve."

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Landon and for
those who have lost him.
Landon was a graduate of Central High School in Martinsburg and was a dean's list student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, majoring in criminal justice. 

The members of the Pennsylvania State Police are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Landon was a hero. He will be forever remembered.

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

Landon is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife.

Thank you for your service to Pennsylvania, Landon.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for justice for Landon.

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

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

December 29, 2016

Donald Reid Key II - Firefighter - North Carolina

Reid Key
Lieutenant Donald Reid Key II, age 31, died on December 27, 2016, at a hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Lieutenant Key was referred to as Reid by his family and friends. 

Lieutenant Key was a volunteer member of the Whispering Pines Fire Rescue Department, in Whispering Pines, North Carolina.  He had four years of service. 

Whispering Pines is a village of just under 3,000 in Moore County.

On December 25, 2016, during the afternoon Reid drove a Tanker to a false alarm. He returned to the Fire Station and helped other firefighters with washing and cleaning equipment and repacking hoses. He returned to his home and felt a bad headache coming on. The following morning the headache became worse and his wife drove him to a hospital in Pinehurst. He was then airlifted to the Chapel Hill Hospital. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Reid
and for those who have
lost him. 
Tragically, Reid passed away on December 27, 2016. 

The cause of his death was an undiagnosed brain tumor. 

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

Reid graduated from Union Pines High School in 2003. He then earned an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from Sandhills Community College. He worked as a technician at a local Honda car dealership.

Reid was a man of faith and served as a Deacon and as the Worship Director at the New Home Baptist Church. He also coached youth baseball and basketball.

The members of the Whispering Pines Fire Rescue Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Fire Department officials stated that Reid was one of the most reliable and responsible volunteer personnel they had. He will be forever remembered.

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

Reid is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Darlene; his sister, Jenna; his wife, Carrie and his two young children, Jackson and Kinsington.

Thank you for your service to the community, Reid. 

Pray for all who put themselves in harm's way for the sake of others. 


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

December 24, 2016

China Howard - a teen girl bullied to death in Chicago, Illinois

China Howard, age 13, died on December 17, 2016, at her home in Chicago, Illinois. 

China Howard
Tragically, China committed suicide. 

Her family has stated that China was bullied at school and online which ultimately led to her death. China kept the bullying a secret from her mother and didn't show any signs of depression. 

If you are considering ending your life or if you just need someone to talk to, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, day or night. A skilled counselor will be able to help you.

To any teens who are reading this:

~ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
~ Do not contribute to another's downfall. Tomorrow or five years from now, it could be you who is being humiliated.
~There is nothing cool about human suffering.
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, who said:
"I am ground like a grain of wheat", pray
for China and for all who are ground
down by bullying. 

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


China was in the eighth grade and an honor student at Arnold Mireles Academy. 

China's loved ones are devastated over her tragic and unnecessary death. She was a wonderful daughter and a sweet girl who was loving, caring and full of life. She will be forever mourned.

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

Pray for all who are tormented.

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

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

December 21, 2016

Sarita Shakya - a victim of Impaired Driving in California

Sarita Shakya
Sarita Shakya, age 38, died on December 17, 2016, on a roadway in San Diego, California.

It is believed that Sarita was driving home from work when at about 11:45 p.m. she was struck head-on by another vehicle which was driving the wrong way on the highway.

Tragically, Sarita died at the scene of the collision.

The driver of the wrong way vehicle, Alexandria Bayne, age 34, was seriously injured in the crash. She is suspected of driving while impaired. She may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. 

Alexandria Bayne 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.

Sarita was a native of Nepal. She was the mother of a 4 year old daughter. 

Angels of God, pray for Sarita
and for those who have lost her.
Sarita was a nurse at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest. She had worked there for 6 years. Her family stated that as well as being a nurse, Sarita was a loving wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister and sister-in-law. 

Friends describe Sarita as a woman with a kind spirit. 

Sarita's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her joy, beauty, and enthusiasm for life were heart-warming. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

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

Pray for justice for Sarita.  

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

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

December 20, 2016

Lisa Mauldin - Corrections Officer Fatality - Texarkana, Arkansas

Lisa Mauldin
Corrections Officer Lisa Mauldin, age 47, died in the line of duty on December 19, 2016, at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas.

Officer Mauldin was a member of the Miller County Sheriff's Office based in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Texarkana is city which is divided by the Texas/Arkansas state line.

About 1:00 p.m. on December 18, 2016, Lisa was working at the Miller County Detention Center located in Texarkana, Arkansas.

She and another female corrections officer were in the Center's kitchen when they got into an argument with Tramell Hunter, age 27, an inmate who is serving a 15-year sentence for aggravated robbery and battery.

Tramell Hunter attacked the officers and beat them savagely.

Both women were transferred to hospitals where, tragically, Lisa died of her injuries.

The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division has been called in to investigate the incident.

The members of the Miller County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their sister. She will be forever remembered.

Lisa's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She loved her
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Lisa
and for those who have lost her. 
family. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Lisa. 

Pray for justice for Lisa. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

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

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

December 19, 2016

Carla Marizol Carias - a victim of thieves in Houston, Texas

Carla Marizol Carias, age 22, died on December 14, 2016, at a hospital in Houston, Texas. 
Carla Marizol Carias

Carla was visiting her boyfriend in southeast Houston at his and his father's apartment. Just before midnight, Carla, her boyfriend and her boyfriend's father heard noises outside of the apartment. It sounded as if someone was breaking into cars. They called the Police and went outside. 

As they approached the scene, the thieves fled in a vehicle and opened fire. Carla was shot in the chest. 

Carla was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, she died of her injuries. 

The suspects are described as two black males in a black four-door sedan. If you have information about this terrible crime, you are urged to called the Houston Police at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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

Carla graduated from Chavez High School in 2012 and was attending San Jacinto Junior College. She worked two jobs to pay for her car. She was planning on marrying her boyfriend of four years. 

Carla is described as beautiful, smart and family oriented. She had a smile that could
Angels of God, pray for Carla and for those
who have lost her. 
light up a room. 

Carla's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was a good kid who was just starting out in life. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Carla is survived by many loving friends and family members including her mother, Yolanda; father, Felix; her brother, Jose; and her boyfriend, Angel.

Pray for justice for Carla. 

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

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

December 9, 2016

Nicholas Ryan Smarr and Jody Smith - Law Enforcement Fatalities - Americus, Georgia

A terrible tragedy has occurred in Georgia. 

Police Officer Nicholas Smarr, age 25, died in the line of duty on December 7, 2016, at a hospital in Americus, Georgia. 

Nicholas was known as Nick to his friends and family.

Public Safety Officer Jody Smith, age 26, died in the line of duty on December 8, 2016, at a hospital in Macon, Georgia. 

Jody Smith (L); Nick Smarr (R)
Officer Smarr was a member of the Americus Police Department. He had 1 year of service. He had prior service with other law enforcement agencies.

Officer Smith was a member of the Georgia Southwestern University Department of Public Safety, located in Americus Georgia. He had been with the Department for 4 months. He had previously served with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office and Plains Police Department.

Americus is a city of just over 17,000 and is 75 miles southwest of Macon, Georgia.

After 9:30 a.m., on December 7, 2016, Officer Smarr was called out to a domestic disturbance incident at an apartment complex near the University. Officer Smith responded to a request for back-up.

As they arrived at the apartment an armed male, Minguell Lembrick, age 32, approached them and started shooting. Both officers were struck down.

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Nick and
for Jody and for those
who have lost them. 
The shooter's name has also been reported as being Minquell Lembrick.

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

Jody was flown to a hospital in Macon where, tragically, the next day he died of his injuries.

The male shooter fled the scene. His body was found by SWAT team officers on December 8, 2016, at a local residence. He had committed suicide. He had a very lengthy prior criminal history.

Nick and Jody had both graduated from Americus-Sumter High School in 2009 and went on to the police academy together and became police officers. They were best friends. Loved ones describe them as being like brothers. 


Both Nick and Jody had fiancĂ©es who they intended to marry in 2017. 

Oceans of tears have been shed for these two men. 

The law enforcement comrades of Nicholas Ryan Smarr and of Jody Smith are in mourning over the deaths of their young brothers. They will be forever remembered.

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

Jody's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned. He will be forever missed.

Thank you for your service to the community, Nick and Jody. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

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