July 19, 2017

Military Airplane Crash - Mississippi - July 10, 2017

A terrible tragedy occurred in Mississippi on July 10, 2017. 

A Marine Corps transport plane was flying from the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina, to the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, California, when it crashed in a field in LeFlore County, Mississippi, about 85 miles north of Jackson.

Tragically, fifteen Marines and one Navy corpsman were killed. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

We are sorry to report that the following American patriots are deceased:

Maj. Caine M. Goyette
Capt. Sean E. Elliott
Gunnery Sgt. Mark A. Hopkins
Gunnery Sgt. Brendan C. Johnson
Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Snowden
Sgt. Julian M. Kevianne
Sgt. Owen J. Lennon
Cpl. Daniel I. Baldassare
Cpl. Collin J. Schaaff
Staff Sgt. Robert H. Cox
Staff Sgt. William J. Kundrat
Sgt. Chad E. Jenson
Sgt. Talon R. Leach
Sgt. Joseph J. Murray
Sgt. Dietrich A. Schmieman
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan M. Lohrey



The military comrades of these men are in mourning over the deaths of their brothers. These men died while in the service of their country. They will be forever remembered. 

The loved ones of these men are devastated over their sudden and tragic deaths. They will be forever mourned. 

Oceans of tears have been shed for these men. 

Thank you for your service to America, Gentlemen. 

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

Pray that each man mentioned here is in Heaven. Pray that each man is at peace and is with God. Amen.

July 17, 2017

Michael Stewart - State Trooper Fatality - Pennsylvania

Trooper Michael Stewart, age 26, died in the line of duty on July 14, 2017, on a roadway in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. 
Michael Stewart

Trooper Stewart was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police. He had 3 years of service. 

In the early morning hours of July 14, Michael and his partner were on patrol. Just before 2:30 a.m., their patrol SUV was involved in a collision with a large truck. 

Tragically, Michael died of his injuries at the scene. 

His partner suffered a non-life threatening concussion. 

The cause of the tragic accident is under investigation. 

Michael was a graduate of Latrobe High School. He then went on to study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and achieved a degree in criminal justice. As a State Trooper, he had served in both Chambersburg and Greensburg. 

 Michael enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid baseball fan. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Michael
Stewart, and for those who
have lost him. 
The members of the Pennsylvania State Police are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Comrades describe Michael as a man with a sense of humor, a big heart and a big personality. He will be forever remembered.

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

Oceans of tears have been shed for Michael.

Michael is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, Michael and Lynn; his brother, Jason; and his girlfriend, Meredith. 

Thank you for your service to Pennsylvania, Michael. 

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

July 12, 2017

William "Bill" Jaros - Firefighter Fatality - California

Bill Jaros
Firefighter William Jaros, age 38, died in the line of duty on July 8, 2017, in Gasquet, California.

Firefighter Jaros was a member of the Forest Service for Six Rivers National Forest. He was a fire engine operator and crewmember on Engine 312 in the Gasquet District. He had 12 years of service. 

William was known as Bill to his family and friends. 

Gasquet is located about 370 miles north of San Francisco. 

In the early afternoon of July 8, 2017, Bill and other crewmembers went on a conditioning hike. These types of hikes are used as preparedness routines for firefighters. During the hike Bill felt ill and collapsed. His comrades performed life-saving measures. 

Tragically, Bill could not be revived and he passed away. 

The circumstances of Bill's death are under investigation. 
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Bill and
for those who have lost him.

Bill's firefighting comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. Bill was a valued Forest Service employee, a kind co-worker, and a beloved friend. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Bill. 


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

July 11, 2017

Joel Davis - New York State Trooper Fatality

Joel Davis
Trooper Joel Davis, age 36, died in the line of duty on July 9, 2017, in Theresa, New York State.

Trooper Davis was a member of the New York State Police. He was stationed in Philadelphia, New York. He had 4 years of service. He had previously served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Theresa is a village of under 900 population and is located 330 miles northwest of New York City. It is near the Canadian border.

At about 8 p.m., Joel was responding to a domestic disturbance call that shots were being fired at a home in a rural section of Theresa.

The circumstances of the tragedy are unclear, but a male subject murdered his wife, wounded another woman who lived on the property and then as Trooper Davis approached the property he too was shot and killed.

The shooter, Justin Walters, age 32, of Theresa, N.Y., is an active duty Army member with 10 years of service. He surrendered to the authorities and has been charged with two counts of murder.

Hindsight is 20-20 and it is easy to come up with advice after the fact. However, if you
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Joel and
for those who have lost him.
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 city, state or province and telephone them. They will have counsellors on the line who can talk to you about your situation.
~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.

It will be better for you and for the world if you seek immediate help.

The State Troopers of New York are in mourning over the death of their brother. Joel was a veteran officer and a married father of three who coached youth sports and was committed to making his community better. Joel died in the service of his community. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the State of New York, Joel.

Pray for justice for Joel.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to others. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

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

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

July 5, 2017

Miosotis Familia - Police Officer Fatality - New York City

Police Officer Miosotis Familia, age 48, died in the line of duty on July 5, 2017, at a hospital in New York City. 

Miosotis Familia
Officer Familia was a member of the New York City Police Department. She was assigned to the 46th Precinct. She had 12 years of service. 

Shortly after midnight on July 5th, Miosotis was sitting in a marked mobile command post vehicle at a street intersection in the Bronx. She was filling out a Police memo document. 

A male, Alexander Bonds, age 34, approached her and shot her through the vehicle window. She was struck in the head. 

Miosotis was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, she succumbed to her injuries. 

Alexander Bonds is an ex-convict with a prior record of assaulting a police officer. He was confronted by responding police officers who shot and killed him in an exchange of gunfire. 

Miosotis was the mother of three children. She had worked as a nurse and as a medical assistant for the Red Cross before joining the Police Department. She was a well-known and well-liked presence in the neighborhood. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Miosotis and
for those who have lost her.

The members of the New York City Police Department are in mourning over the death of their sister. Miosotis died in the service of her city. She did the right thing. She was a well-respected officer. She will be forever remembered.

The loved ones of Miosotis are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was friendly and helpful to others. She was loved. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Miosotis is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including her three children.

Thank you for your service to New York, Miosotis. 

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

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

Hansen Kirkpatrick - U.S. Military Fatality - Afghanistan

Hansen Kirkpatrick
Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, age 19, of Wasilla, Alaska, died in the line of duty on July 3, 2017, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Pfc. Kirkpatrick was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was a mortarman.

Hansen had been with the 1st Battalion for just over a year.

Hansen died of wounds sustained during an indirect fire attack. It has been reported, but not confirmed, that Hansen was inside of a building which was struck by a Taliban mortar round. The entire incident is under investigation.

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

Hansen's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Hansen was a caring, disciplined, and intelligent young soldier. He will be forever
Angels of God, pray for Hansen and for those
who have lost him.
remembered.

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

Oceans of tears have been shed for Hansen.

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

Thank you for your service to America, Hansen.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

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

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all War. It is enough.

June 30, 2017

Miguel Moreno - Police Officer Fatality - San Antonio, Texas

Miguel Moreno
Police Officer Miguel Moreno, age 32, died in the line of duty on June 30, 2017, at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Officer Moreno was a member of the San Antonio Police Department. He had 9 years of service.

At about 3:00 p.m., Miguel and his partner, Julio Cavazos, were on patrol north of downtown when they noticed two men near a car that looked as if it had been broken into. The officers approached the two suspects, when one of them opened fire striking Miguel in the head and his partner in the torso.

Miguel's partner was able to return fire. The suspect shooter was fatally wounded and died shortly thereafter.

Miguel was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, the following day he succumbed to his injuries. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Miguel and
for those who have lost him.
Miguel's partner, Julio Cavazos, age 36, underwent surgery and is expected to survive his wounds.

The second male suspect was taken into custody.

The members of the San Antonio Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Miguel died in the service of his community. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Miguel. 

Pray for the recovery of Officer Julio Cavazos.

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

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

June 29, 2017

Ryan Albin - State Trooper Fatality - Illinois

Ryan Albin
Trooper Ryan Albin, age 37, died in the line of duty on June 28, 2017, at a hospital in Illinois.

Trooper Albin was a member of the Illinois State Police. He was a canine handler in District 6 in Pontiac. He had 11 and one-half years of service

In the mid-afternoon, Ryan was travelling on highway I-74 in the vicinity of Farmer City. He was slowing down in a construction zone when his patrol car was struck from behind by a commercial vehicle.

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

The canine, Biko, received only minor injuries. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Ryan and for
those who have lost him. 
The cause of the tragic accident is under investigation.

The members of the Illinois State Police are in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered.

Ryan's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was loved. 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 Illinois, Ryan.

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

June 21, 2017

Jeff Sanders - Firefighter Fatality - Missouri

Firefighter Jeff Sanders, age 55, died in the line of duty on June 19, 2017, on a roadway in Lafayette County, Missouri. 
Jeff and his grandson

Firefighter Sanders was a volunteer member of the Mayview Fire Protection District. He had 32 years of service in firefighting. 

Mayview is a town in Lafayette County, Missouri, with a population of just over 200. 

In the late afternoon, Jeff and other firefighters responded to a call that a power line may have been down and a tree was on fire near a county roadway. The firefighters were wrapping up their gear when a private vehicle struck a fire department vehicle which then struck Jeff and another firefighter, Jacob Hayward, age 33. The men were dragged under the fire department vehicle down an embankment. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Jeff
and for those who have
lost him. 
Tragically, Jeff died of his injuries at the scene of the collision. 

Jacob Hayward was rushed to a medical facility in Kansas City. 

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Jeff worked as a full time farmer in the area. 

Friends describe Jeff as a man who loved his town and the fire department. He was the type of man who would do anything for anybody. 

The citizens of Mayview are in mourning over the death of Jeff. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Jeff. 

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

Pray for the full recovery of Jacob Hayward. Amen. 

June 16, 2017

Patrick Weatherford - Police Officer Fatality - Arkansas

Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, age 41, died in the line of duty on June 12, 2017, at a hospital in Newport, Arkansas. 
Patrick Weatherford

Lieutenant Weatherford was a member of the Newport Police Department. He was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. He had 15 years of service. 

Newport is the county seat of Jackson County, Arkansas, and has a population of under 8,000. It is about 90 miles northeast of Little Rock. 

In the early evening hours, Patrick and other officers were investigating reports of a vehicle larceny at a city intersection. They pursued a man fleeing on foot into a residential area. During the pursuit, the suspect turned and shot Patrick. 

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

Tyler Calamese, age 18, turned himself into the police about 90 minutes later. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Patrick and
for those who have lost him.
Patrick was a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He also achieved a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. In 2016, he was proclaimed as the Jackson County Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. 

The members of the Newport Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Patrick was a highly-educated professional who died in the service of his community. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Patrick. 

Pray for justice for Patrick.

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

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

June 15, 2017

Lawrence Matthews - Firefighter Fatality - Illinois

Firefighter Lawrence Matthews, age 35, died in the line of duty on June 10, 2017, at a hospital in Harvey, Illinois. 

Lawrence Matthews
Firefighter Matthews was a member of the Dolton Fire Department. He had 8 years of service. 

Dolton is in Cook County, Illinois and has a population of just over 23,000. It is located immediately south of the city limits of Chicago. 

During the afternoon, Lawrence and other firefighters responded to a residential fire in Harvey, Illinois. While working on the exterior of the structure, Lawrence fell ill and collapsed. 

He was administered to by fellow firefighters and was rushed to a hospital in Harvey, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago. 

Tragically, Lawrence passed away due to cardiac arrest. 

Lawrence had been the recipient of a heart transplant 10 years ago. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for
Lawrence and for those
who have lost him. 
The members of the Dolton Fire Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Lawrence had always wanted to be a firefighter and he achieved his goal. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

Lawrence's loved ones are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He was an active and energetic young man. He was always the one to help everyone else. He was a coach and a mentor to young people. He did his best. He is a hero. He will be forever mourned.

Lawrence is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Rachel; and his three children and two step-children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Lawrence.

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

June 14, 2017

Eric Houck, William Bays, Dillon Baldridge - U.S. Military Fatalities - Afghanistan

Sgt. Eric M. Houck, age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland; Sgt. William M. Bays, age 29 of Barstow, California; and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, age 22 of Youngsville, North Carolina, died in the line of duty on June 10, 2017, in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. 

Sgt. Eric Houck (L); Sgt. William Bays (Mid); Cpl. Dillon Baldridge (R)

These men were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 

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

It has been reported that the man who shot Eric, William and Dillon was a renegade member of the Afghan National Army’s Commando Forces. He too was killed in the
Angels of God, pray for Eric, for William and for
Dillon and for those who have lost them. 
exchange of gunfire. 

The military comrades of Eric, William and Dillon are in mourning over the death of their young brothers. They died in the service of their country. They will be forever remembered as heroes.

The loved ones of these brave men are devastated over their sudden and tragic deaths. They were loving and were greatly loved in return. They will be forever mourned.

Oceans of tears have been shed for Eric, for William and for Dillon. 

Thank you, Eric, William and Dillon, for your service to America.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

Pray for all who die young.

Pray that Eric, William and Dillon are in Heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all War. It is enough.

June 12, 2017

Shana Tedder - Corrections Officer Fatality - Texas

Shana Tedder
Corrections Officer Shana Tedder, age 41, died in the line of duty on June 9, 2017, at the Christina Melton Crain Unit in Gatesville, Texas.

Officer Tedder was a member of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She had 12 years of service.

In the afternoon, Shana was involved in a struggle with an inmate at the Prison. Shortly thereafter she began to experience shortness of breath and collapsed while walking to a rest area.

Other officers began CPR and medics responded to the facility.

Tragically, Shana died at the scene of a suspected heart attack.

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


Friends describe Shana as having a kind spirit and a winning smile. 

Adrian of Nicomedia, Patron
Saint of Prison Guards,
pray for Shana and for those
who have lost her. 
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is in mourning over the death of their sister. Shana was a knowledgeable and dedicated officer who was always there to support her comrades. She was pleasant, upbeat and had a sense of humor. She will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to Texas, Shana. 


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 go to work and who die because of it.

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