Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Angela Wilson - a murder victim in Clearwater, British Columbia

Angela Wilson, of unknown age, died on April 20, or 21, 2014, at her home in Clearwater, British Columbia. 
Angela Wilson

Clearwater is a town in south-eastern British Columbia, Canada.  It has a population of approximately 2,331.  It is 300 miles from Vancouver, B.C.

Angela was murdered. The cause of death has not been released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 

Her former common-law husband, Ian Scott, of unknown age, was involved in a standoff with the Police on April 21st.  For 7 hours he kept his three young kids barricaded behind closed doors at his residence before he surrendered to authorities. He eventually released the kids to authorities and he was arrested. 

It is believed that Ian Scott killed Angela Wilson. 

The kids are 2, 4 and 6 years old.  The couple had broken up a month or so before and currently lived in separate homes. Ian Scott was not happy over their separation. There had been prior incidents with this couple in which the Police had been called.  Angela described Scott as somewhat violent. 

Angela was a nurse at the local hospital.  Scott ran a small construction company in
Gabriel, Archangel, pray for Angela
and for her children who have
lost her

The local community is in shock over this tragedy.  The concern is for the welfare of the children who have lost their mother. 

If you are experiencing a relationship breakdown and feel that you are getting out of control because of it:

  • Speak to a friend or a family member. 
  • Speak to a priest, a pastor or someone you trust.  
  • Go to the local hospital's emergency room and say that you are losing it and that you need help. You may need prescription drugs to calm you down. 
  • Do anything you can to prevent yourself from committing violent acts against the person you once loved. 
Angela is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her three children. 

God save us from those who said they loved us and then kill us. 

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

Pray for her children who have lost their mother.  Amen. 

Hugh Ferguson - Firefighter - Damon, Texas

Hugh Ferguson
Fire Chief Hugh Ferguson, age 52, died in the line of duty on April 21, 2014, in Damon, Texas.

Chief Ferguson was a member of the Damon Volunteer Fire Department. He had several decades of service. Damon is a community of just over 550 residents.

His friends called him Bubba.

Late at night on April 21st volunteer firefighters responded to a fire in a vacant house in Damon. They were concerned that the fire could spread to nearby homes. Hugh was assisting to establish a water supply and was dragging hoses when he collapsed. CPR was started and Hugh was airlifted to a hospital in Houston where he was pronounced deceased.

It is believed that Hugh succumbed to a heart attack.

The Damon Volunteer Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother.
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Hugh
He will be missed.

Donations to assist the family with expenses can be made at

Friends stated that his community was everything to him. He had first joined the Department at age 16. He had served as chief for the last 24 years. He was also a member of the Damon School Board and was a lifelong PTA member.

Hugh's family are devastated over his passing. He will be forever mourned.

Hugh is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members, including his wife and two sons.  Hugh's sons also serve with the Damon Volunteer Fire Department.

Thank you for your service to the public, Hugh.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bashar Al-Assad - the Dictator of Syria is running a false election

A false presidential election will be held in Syria on June 3, 2014. 

And the winner is....wait for it.....Bashar Al-Assad, the resident dictator of Syria.  

Bashar Al-Assad - hey vote for me or for my alter ego
Syria is a hereditary dictatorship.  Bashar's father Hafez Al-Assad, ran Syria for decades, and Bashar does now and eventually his kids will, if he is not ousted.

If Bashar is ever kicked out of Syria, he will live a good life and so will his children.  He has stolen over 6 Billion dollars and sent it off to Russia.  He will run there if he is deposed.  Who can't live nicely on 6 billion U.S. dollars? 

Many Syrians will NOT be voting in this upcoming election. Persons in war torn areas of Syria will not be allowed to vote, which is half the country. The 2.5 million Syrians who have fled to other countries to get out of the turmoil won't be voting.

In other words, Bashar's friends will be voting and no one else. 
The Syrian alternative to Bashar?  - The Jihadists?

150,000 Syrians have died in this civil war including many women and children. The Syrian government routinely bombs residential areas. 

However, many of the anti-Bashar insurgents are Islamic jihadists.  Many Syrians do not want them to take over the country, if Bashar was kicked to the curb and ran away. They are afraid of these religious extremists. have the hereditary dictator, Bashar Al-Assad or a shitload of Islamic extremists who are only marginally less freaky than Bashar. 

God help Syria. 

God help us all.  Amen. 

Zachariah Gomez - a 14 year old victim of "Distracted Driving" in Manteca, California

Zachariah Gomez, age 14, died on April 19, 2014, on a street in Manteca, California.

His name has also been reported in the media as Zachariah Gomes. He was known as Zac to his friends.

Around 1:00 a.m., Zac was walking home with a few buddies after a bonfire he had attended earlier that evening. There were four of them - 3 boys aged 14, 15 and 16 and a 16 year old girl.

That's when, Mia Sara Aguiar, age 19, of Stockton, was looking for her cell phone while driving and plowed into the group. According to police reports, Mia was not drunk or high on drugs. She was "distracted".

Of course she was. You can't keep your eyes on the road when you are fiddling around looking for a dropped cell phone on the floor of your car. Mia Aguiar faces a vehicular manslaughter charge. And Zac is dead.

Zac was a freshman at Manteca High School.

His family is devastated over his tragic and senseless death. They will forever mourn him.

His friends are sad and greatly disturbed over this tragedy. Zac is described as a fun
Angels of God, pray for Zac
loving, uptempo kid. He was in the Junior Reserves of ROTC. He was just starting out in life. 

Okay....Let's go over the rules of driving once again for the dummies who don't quite get it.  

* A car is a 4,000 pound death machine.
* Your car can kill everyone you plow into.
* Do not drive pissed up and drunk.
* Do not drive wasted from drugs.
* Do not drive if you are so sleepy that you can't keep your eyes open.
* Do not drive if you are in "chat mode".  If you want to talk or text while you are driving, turn off your phone.  Go home. 
Start phoning and texting when you are out of your vehicle. Not while you are driving. 

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

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

God save us from the drunk drivers, the doped up drivers, the sleeping drivers, the speeding drivers and the distracted drivers who want to chat. They are killing us, Father. 

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

Jose Tamayo - a Good Samaritan from Oakland, California.

Jose Tamayo, age 44, of Oakland, California, is a Good Samaritan. 

Jose Tamayo
In the afternoon of April 20, 2014, Jose and his wife and three children were in San Leandro, walking along the waterfront.  They heard a girl crying out:  Help!  Help!  

He entered the water, grabbed the girl and pulled her to shore.  He then plunged back in because he thought that he saw another person flailing about, further out in the ocean. 

He found a boy, age 7, face down in the water.  He dragged him back to shore as well.
The Good Samaritan comes to the
aid of strangers, selflessly. 
The boy was limp and turning blue from lack of oxygen. 

This coastal area is not a great place to swim.  It is rocky and is a deep water area with currents.

The Alameda Fire Department performed first aid and CPR and took the boy to the hospital.

The First Responders stated that Jose Tamayo saved the boy's life.  In reality, Jose was the First Responder.

Jose said that anybody would do the same and that he is not a hero.  

But of course, he is a hero.  

Heroes are those men who step up to the plate and come to the aid of strangers, thereby putting their own lives at risk.  

God bless Jose Tamayo.  Amen.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Darnell Taylor - a Good Samaritan in New Jersey

Darnell Taylor, age 36, of New Jersey, is a Good Samaritan.
Darnell Taylor

During the evening of April 15, 2014, Joann Smith, age 49, took her kids out for an ice cream in Florence Township, New Jersey.  Her kids are ages 13, 14 and 15 - two sons and a daughter. 

After buying the ice cream she drove her vehicle onto a boat ramp and then into the Delaware River, on purpose, trying to kill herself and her children. 

When the vehicle hit the water, the kids called their father on a cell phone asking what they should do. They also tried to call 911. 

Joann Smith
In the meantime, Darnell Taylor and his wife, Laura, were driving past and saw the Smith vehicle in the water. He stopped his car and heard people screaming.  Darnell took off his jacket and jumped into the very cold water to swim to the sinking vehicle.  Laura called 911. 

Darnell pulled the mother and her children out of their vehicle and dragged them to shore.  He made numerous trips out to the vehicle in the river to save this family. 

Everyone survived. 

Joann Smith has been battling mental illness for a decade. She was charged with three counts each of attempted murder. Pray that she recovers from her torment. 

Darnell Taylor, who is a father of four, denies that he is a hero and says that anyone else in the community would have done the same.  

But of course, Darnell is a Good Samaritan and really is a modern day hero. He stepped up to the plate when many others would have been terrified to do so. Not many men jump into rivers to save others. 

God bless Darnell Taylor and all Good Samaritans who place themselves in jeopardy while coming to the aid of others. 

Thank you, Darnell. 

Ethan Vasquez - A 13 year old hit and run victim in Dallas, Texas

Ethan Vasquez
Ethan Vasquez, age 13, died on April 15, 2014, in Dallas, Texas.

Ethan and his mother, Sandy Vasquez, were in their car after 8:00 a.m. A stolen minivan crashed into their vehicle, severely injuring the mother and tragically killing the boy at the scene.

A Highland Park police officer had witnessed a moving violation at about 8:15 a.m. and attempted to stop the driver of the minivan. The driver of the minivan refused to pull over and the officer pursued him for a time but then stopped the pursuit. The driver of the minivan continued to drive like a bat out of hell and ran a stop sign in a residential area. He then collided with the Vasquez family vehicle.

It was then that two men ran from the stolen minivan and escaped. 

Dagoberto Castanon (L); Rogelio Avila (R)
However, Dagoberto Castanon, age 25, and Rogelio Avila, age 24, were arrested by U.S. marshals in north Fort Meyers, Florida, on April 18, 2014. These men will be extradited from Florida to Texas. It is believed that both men will be charged with capital murder because they were in the process of committing a felony when the fatal crash occurred.
Jesus, pray for Ethan and for
those who have lost him

Sandy Vasquez is expected to recover from her injuries.

Ethan was a Grade 7 student at the William B. Travis Academy. Family members describe him as full of life, very intelligent, inquisitive, on the computer playing games. He was a good kid and a smart kid. He had his whole life ahead of him.

Ethan's family are devastated by his tragic and senseless death. He will be forever mourned.

Ethan is survived by many loving friends and family members including his mother and father, Sandy and Victor Vasquez.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

God save us from the thieves who strike us down and then run away like wolves. They are killing us, Father.

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Racquelle Tssessaze - a 10 year old girl killed by dogs in Northern Manitoba, Canada

Racquelle Tssessaze
Racquelle Tssessaze, a 10 year old girl, died on April 15, 2014, in a wooded area of Lac Brochet, Manitoba.

Lac Brochet is a First Nation community in the boreal forest of northern Manitoba, Canada. The village has a population of 816. 

Racquelle was walking to a taekwondo class after school with two other girls when she was attacked by two dogs which were running loose. The two girls ran back to school to get help.  A man raced to the scene on his snowmobile. 

Racquelle was rushed to the local nursing station but she died on the way there. 

The breed of the dogs involved in the attack is unknown.  The dogs were killed. 

Family members describe Racquelle as a sweet little girl.  She was kind and always had a smile on her face.

This is the second fatal dog attack on a child in Manitoba in a month.  On March 16,
Light a candle for Racquelle.
Light her way to Heaven.
2014, Gracie Clark, age 7, of St. Andrew's, Manitoba, was mauled to death by two Alaskan malamute dogs. Those dogs, owned by a friend of the family, were later euthanized.

It is time that the towns and cities in Manitoba wake up and institute greater control over dogs in their jurisdictions.  Are you going to have a Manitoba kid bitten to death every month? 

Strict leash and confinement laws for all dogs have to be enacted and rigidly enforced everywhere in this Province. Dogs running wild and in packs is not acceptable in the 21st century.  

Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country. 

Racquelle is survived by many loving friends and family members who will forever mourn her. 

We know that Racquelle is playing in the fields of Heaven. 

Kerry Danyluk - U.S. Military

Kerry Danyluk
Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, age 27, of Cuero, Texas, died on April 15, 2014, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained on April 12 when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

Kerry graduated from Yoakum High School in 2004.  He joined the Army in October of 2010. He trained at Fort Benning in Georgia and was based at the Army post until arriving at Fort Drum in March of 2013. 

This was his second deployment to Afghanistan.  

High School officials remember Kerry as a good student and a team player. He was a hard worker, determined and focused.  He could be relied upon. 

Friends describe him as a good guy who was supportive of his friends. He will be
Angels of God, pray for Kerry
forever missed. 

Kerry's family are devastated over his tragic death.  He will be forever mourned.

Kerry is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother and father.

Thank you for serving, Kerry.

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

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Charles Johnson - Law Enforcement - North Carolina

Charles Johnson
Police Officer Charles Johnson, age 46, died on April 15, 2014, on a highway just outside of Tarboro, North Carolina.

Officer Johnson was a member of the Tarboro Police Department. He had 24 years of service. He was a patrol officer.

Charles was off duty just before 9:00 a.m. and was driving west on Highway 111, just outside of Tarboro, when his vehicle was struck by the arm of an excavator. The arm of the excavator crossed the center line hitting Charles' vehicle on the driver's side pinning Charles. He died at the scene.

The excavator was driven by an employee of the North Carolina Department of Transport. William Allen Harrell ll, of Macclesfield, age 29, may have charges filed against him.

The Tarboro Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother.

Charles was well known and well liked in his community. His nick-name was
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray
for Charles
Robocop. He was always tall and stood up straight and his uniform was always in order. He seemed stern on the surface but he had a caring side to him.

He had spent his entire career in the service of Tarboro.

Police Department officials stated that Charles had a passion for life and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been setup at Providence Bank, 325 N. Main St. (PO Box 339) Tarboro, NC. All donations will go to Charles' wife and two children.

Charles is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Charlotte Armstrong; his wife, Tracy Johnson and his sons, Travis and Dustin.

Thank you for your service to the public, Charles.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

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

Zack Rathwell, Josh Hunter, Jordan Segura, Lawrence Hong and Kaitlin Perras murdered in Calgary, Canada

A terrible tragedy unfolded in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on April 14, 2014.

About 20 people were at a house party celebrating the end of the current term at the University of Calgary. The party was more of a gathering than a raunchy blow-out. There was no outrageous music and no people falling down drunk on the street. It was a relatively tame get-together for a group of that size. 

Kaitlin Perras; Josh Hunter, Jordan Segura
Lawrence Hong; Zackariah Rathwell; Matthew de Grood

A young man, Matthew de Grood, age 22, was invited to the party. He showed up just after 1:00 a.m. straight from work at a local grocery store. He had some sort of weapon with him when he showed up.  He then got a large knife from within the house, presumably from the kitchen. Shortly after he arrived at the house, he methodically went after the victims one after another. 

He stabbed and killed the following people:

Zackariah Rathwell, age 23, a member of a local band called Zackariah and the Prophets. He is described as an esteemed first year student at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Friends called him Zack. He was a happy kid, just starting out in life.

Joshua Hunter, age 22, from Priddis, Alberta, a drummer with the local band called Zackariah and the Prophets. He was known as Josh to his friends. He is described as somewhat quiet, smiling and caring of others. He was studying accounting at the University of Calgary and planned to resume working at a local hotel after exams.

Jordan Segura, age 23, of Calgary. He was studying religion and history at the University of Calgary. He is remembered by his family for his ability to light up a room. He had a heart of gold and a passion for life and for knowledge. He made others smile. He had worked part time at a local funeral home. His coworkers there stated that he was well liked and pleasant to work with.

Lawrence Hong, age 27, an urban studies student at the University of Calgary. Friends describe him as genuine and kind. He was a free spirit.

Kaitlin Perras, age 23, from Calgary. She was known as Kaiti to her friends. She had attended Bishop Carroll Senior High School. She liked animals and liked to read.

All of the victims are described by the Police as good kids who
Angels of God, pray for Zack, Josh,
Jordan, Lawrence and Kaitlin.
Pray for their loved ones who have
lost them. 
had no criminal records. They weren't druggies or drug dealers or gang members.

There is no readily apparent motive for this tragic event.

Matthew de Grood has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. He is a University of Calgary graduate and had completed a degree in psychology. He was recently accepted to the school’s law program for the Fall. His parents are devastated by his actions.

Obviously Matthew de Grood had a psychotic episode and will be found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. However, Matthew de Grood can never be released into the general population again. He must be detained for the rest of his life. He has the demonstrated ability to slaughter bystanders and strangers, one after the other.

All of the victims of this tragedy are survived by many loving friends and family members who will forever mourn them. Oceans of tears will be shed for these young men and for this young woman.  The grief is palpable and so painful.

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

Pray that Zack, Josh, Jordan, Lawrence and Kaitlin are in heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Demonta Collins and Davon Jiggetts - two teens in Georgia killed while running away from Dogs

Demonta Collins
Demonta Collins, age 13, of Augusta, died on April 10, 2014, in Richmond County, Georgia.

Demonta was struck by a vehicle at about 6:30 p.m. He was transported to a local hospital but died within the hour.

He was struck by a vehicle because he was trying to run away from a dog that was running at large. It has been reported that the dog had gotten out of its yard and run loose on other occasions. The breed of dog is unknown to the authors of this blog.

Robyn Gledhill, the owner of the dog, named "Shadow", was issued a citation for a violation of Georgia's State Leash Law.

Davon Jiggetts, age 17, died on April 12, 2014, in Riverdale, near Atlanta, Georgia.

Davon was struck by a vehicle after he stepped off of a bus at 1:00 a.m. He ran into
Davon Jiggetts
traffic to escape an attacking large Pit Bull dog and was killed when a car struck him on Old National Highway. The dog was killed as well.

Davon was coming home from visiting his girlfriend's house. He was only one or two blocks from his own home.

The owner of the Pit Bull is unknown.

Where are the legislators of Georgia and Augusta and Riverdale? Wake up.

Firstly, Pit Bull dogs should be banned from your jurisdictions. Many other towns, cities, provinces, and states ban these dogs outright. Pit Bulls are vicious and unpredictable dogs. They were bred 200 years ago for bull baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting. They were never intended to be family pets. They have proven that they can kill people both young and old.
A Pit Bull on the loose
Secondly, what good are leash laws if they are not rigidly enforced? After someone has died because of a dog running loose, what good is it to say: "Sorry, the dog just escaped."

God save us from this stupidity.  God save us from those who value dogs more than children.

Demonta Collins and Davon Jiggetts are survived by many loving friends and family members.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

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

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

Eduardo Hernandez - a Good Samaritan killed in Miami, Florida

Eduardo Hernandez, age 45, died on April 13, 2014, on a street in Miami, Florida.

Shortly after 3:00 a.m., two young women, Anapaula Saldana and Caroline Agreda, both 17 years old, were involved in a collision with an SUV at a city intersection. They collided with Josefa Quinones, age 68. 

Eduardo Hernandez;  Anapaula Saldana;  Caroline Agreda
It is not known at this time if alcohol, drugs or speeding were factors in this crash.

The two girls got out of their vehicle and were standing somewhere near the scene of the collision. Eduardo Hernandez, age 45, was driving by and stopped to help out.

Anapaula, Caroline and Eduardo were all struck and killed by another vehicle driven by Christopher Masferrer, age 30.

It is not known at this time if alcohol, drugs or speeding were factors in this second crash.

The families and friends of all three crash victims are devastated by their tragic and senseless deaths.

Anapaula and Caroline are described as sweet girls, bright, cheerful and just starting out in life. They will be forever mourned.

The family of Eduardo Hernandez describe him as a loving father and husband and a
Angels of God, pray for Eduardo, for Anapaula and for
man with a giving heart. He was always willing to help anybody. A week or so before his death he had stopped to help a man who had crashed his car into a tree. Stopping to help those in distress is just something that Eduardo would do.

Eduardo's father and Eduardo's 8 year old son were in the vehicle with him when he stopped to help the girls.  A father witnessed his son's death and a son witnessed his father's death, thereby compounding the tragedy.

Eduardo had been an employee of the City of Coral Gables since 1994. He was the Maintenance Collections Supervisor in the Parking department.

Eduardo is survived by many loving friends and family members including but not limited to his father; his wife, Fatima; and his three children.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

Pray for all who die while coming to the aid of strangers. They are the Good Samaritans. They are the true heroes of this world.

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

Pray that Anapaula and Caroline are in heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.