April 27, 2017

Stephen Ballard - State Police Fatality - Delaware

Stephen Ballard
Corporal Stephen Ballard, age 32, died in the line of duty on April 26, 2017, in Delaware.

Corporal Ballard was a member of the Delaware State Police. He served with Troop 2 in Glasgow, Delaware. He had 8 and 1/2 years of service.

At noon, Stephen was investigating a suspicious vehicle at a gas station in Bear, Delaware.

Two men were inside the vehicle, one of whom started struggling with Stephen. The man pushed Stephen away and started running. He took a few steps, turned around, and shot Stephen, repeatedly.

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

One of the two suspects was taken into custody. The other, Burgon Sealy Jr., of Middletown, age 26, fled to his home and barricaded himself inside. After a lengthy standoff, he came out shooting and was killed by officers. 

Stephen was originally from Bowie, Maryland. He studied criminal justice at Delaware
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
Stephen and for those who have lost him. 
State University and graduated in 2007. He then graduated from the police academy in 2009. He and his wife were married in January of 2016. 

Friends stated that Stephen always had a smile on his face. He was a man who was kind in spirit.

The members of the Delaware State Police are in mourning over the death of their brother. Stephen was well-liked and well-respected by his peers. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to Delaware, Stephen.

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

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

Meggan Callahan - Corrections Officer Fatality - North Carolina

Meggan Callahan
Sergeant Meggan Callahan, age 29, of Edenton, North Carolina, died in the line of duty on April 26, 2017, at the Bertie Correctional Insitution in Windsor, North Carolina.

Sergeant Callahan was a member of the North Carolina Department of Corrections. She had 5 years of service.

At about 5:30 p.m., Meggan was savagely assaulted by a male prisoner. Medical staff and other first responders provided medical aid.

Tragically, Meggan succumbed to her injuries an hour after the attack.

Meggan's attacker, Craig Wissink, is already serving a life 
sentence for a previous murder. He has been in prison for 13 years. 

The circumstances of Meggan's murder are under investigation by state authorities.

The members of the North Carolina Department of Corrections are in mourning over the death of their sister. She will be forever remembered.
Adrian of Nicomedia, Patron
Saint of Prison Guards,
pray for Meggan and for
those who have lost her. 

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

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

Thank you for your service to North Carolina, Meggan.

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.

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

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

Robert Dynerowicz - Canadian Army Fatality - Alberta, Canada

Robert Dynerowicz
Sgt. Robert Dynerowicz died in the line of duty on April 25, 2017, at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, in Alberta, Canada.

Sgt. Dynerowicz was a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ontario. He had 12 years of service.

The Royal Dragoons is an armoured regiment of the Canadian Army.

Robert was known as Bobby to his family and friends.

Robert was on a training exercise at Camp Wainwright. He and other soldiers were involved in a vehicle accident in the morning hours while participating in a live-fire training exercise. Their light armoured vehicle rolled over.

Tragically, Robert was mortally injured and passed away from his injuries.

Three other soldiers were also injured but not fatally.

A military police investigation has been initiated.

Robert had served two overseas deployments to Afghanistan.
Angels of God, pray for Robert and for
those who have lost him.

Robert was a true outdoorsman who loved fishing, canoeing and golfing. He was a fan of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team. He loved his dog, Thor.

Robert's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. He always had a smile on his face. He had a kind spirit. He will be forever remembered.

Robert's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a strong and devoted man with a big heart. He had always wanted to serve his country. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to Canada, Robert. 

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

April 25, 2017

Vanessa Raghubar - a Victim of Impaired Driving in New York City

Vanessa Raghubar, age 22, died on April 24, 2017, at a hospital in New York City. 

Vanessa Raghubar
On April 22, 2017, Vanessa went out with family members and friends to celebrate her sister's 21st birthday. Vanessa was the designated driver and consumed no alcoholic beverages during the evening. 

At about 4:00 a.m., on April 23, 2017, Vanessa was driving her sister and her sister's boyfriend home when their vehicle was rear-ended causing it to crash into a tree and a utility pole. 

The vehicle which crashed into Vanessa was driven by off-duty Police Officer Neville Smith, age 32.

Vanessa was rushed to a local hospital and underwent surgery for multiple injuries. Tragically, she passed away early the next day. 

Neville Smith works out of a precinct in the Bronx. He is facing numerous charges in connection with Vanessa's death including driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breathalyzer test. 

Vanessa was studying psychology at York College, and was going to graduate in June of this year. She was also a talented artist. 
Angels of God, pray for Vanessa
and for those who have lost her.

Neville Smith 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.

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

Oceans of tears have been shed for Vanessa. 

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

Pray for justice for Vanessa.

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

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

April 24, 2017

William Tolley - Firefighter Fatality - New York City

William Tolley
Firefighter William Tolley, age 42, of Bethpage, New York, died in the line of duty on April 20, 2017, at a hospital in New York City.

Firefighter Tolley was a member of the New York City Fire Department. He was based at Firehouse 286/Ladder 135. He had 14 years of service.

He had also served as a junior firefighter in Bethpage and volunteered for years with the Hicksville Fire Department.

William was called Billy by many of his friends and family.

In the early afternoon of April 20, William and numerous other firefighters responded to a fire in a second floor apartment of a five story building in Queens.

William was accessing the roof of the building when he fell five stories.

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

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

In his free time, William played drums in a Long Island metal band. His bandmates
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for William
and for those who have lost
him.
will forever miss him.

An educational fund site has been set up for William Tolley's daughter.

Friends describe William as a gentleman who was kind in spirit.

The members of the New York City Fire Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. William was a well-respected professional and a mentor to many others during his career. He will be forever remembered.

William'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.

William is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Marie and his eight year old daughter, Isabella.

Thank you for your service to the community, William. 

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

April 20, 2017

Jeremy Tomlin - U.S. Army Fatality - Maryland

Spc. Jeremy Tomlin, age 22, died in the line of duty on April 17, 2017, in Leonardtown, Maryland. 
Jeremy Tomlin

Spc. Tomlin was a member of the 12th Aviation Battalion based at Davison Airfield at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Jeremy was a UH-60 Crew Chief. 

Shortly after 1:30 p.m, Jeremy and two other crew members were flying in a helicopter on a routine training mission when it crashed in a wooded area in Leonardtown. The helicopter may have stalled just before it crashed to the ground. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Leonardtown is about 60 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. 

The UH-60 Blackhawk is an Army utility helicopter used in air assault, air cavalry and aero-medical evacuation units.

Tragically, Jeremy passed away at the scene of the accident.  

The two other crew members were both injured. 

Jeremy was originally from North Carolina. He enlisted in the Army shortly after he
Angels of God, pray for Jeremy and for
those who have lost him. 
graduated from high school. He had served an overseas deployment to Germany. 

Family members describe Jeremy as a good kid who never caused anyone any trouble. Growing up, he loved to hunt and fish and to play video games. He loved flying and he loved helicopters. 

Jeremy's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He will be forever remembered.

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

Jeremy is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, his wife and many others.

Thank you for your service to America, Jeremy. 

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

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

April 19, 2017

David Wade - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff David Wade, age 40, died in the line of duty on April 18, 2017, at a hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
David Wade

Deputy Sheriff Wade was a member of the Logan County Sheriff's Office, based in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He had three years of service. 

Sometime after 8:00 a.m., David was attempting to serve an eviction notice at a residence outside of Mulhall, Oklahoma. 

Three subjects were at the residence. David began checking their identification when one of the men opened fire striking David several times. He was able to return fire and call for assistance. The shooter then stole David's patrol truck and fled the scene. 

Nathan Leforce, age 45, of Perry, Oklahoma, then abandoned the patrol truck and stole another vehicle in a nearby town. A few hours later, Nathan Leforce was arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. He has a lengthy criminal history. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for David and
for those who have lost him.
David was rushed to a hospital in Oklahoma City where, tragically, he passed away during surgery.

David was a U.S. Army veteran. 

The members of the Logan County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. He is their hero. He was a likable man who lived like a warrior and died like one. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to America and to the community, David. 

Pray for justice for David.

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

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

April 18, 2017

Paul Chisholm - Army Veteran - Virginia

Paul Chisholm
Paul Chisholm, age 38, died on April 17, 2017, near his home in Goochland, Virginia. 

Goochland is the county seat of Goochland County and has a population of under 900. It is located less than 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. 

Sometime before 5:00 a.m., a newspaper courier discovered Paul in a wheelchair outside of his apartment complex. There was a long trail of blood from his apartment unit to several other apartment doors, and then to the parking lot. Paul may have gone from door to door looking for help.

Tragically, Paul was found deceased.

The circumstances of Paul's death are under investigation.

Paul was an Army Veteran. He had served from April 2007 to June 2009. He had been a member of the 101st Airborne. He had been deployed to Afghanistan for most of 2008.

During his term of service, Paul had received six awards, including the Army Commendation Medal.

Paul was injured in Afghanistan and received a medical discharge from the Army.
Angels of God, pray for Paul and
for those who have lost him.


After he had left the Army, Paul had been severely injured in a motor vehicle accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down.

Paul had also suffered greatly from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to his experiences in Afghanistan.

Paul's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a sweet and thoughtful man who could play piano by ear and who loved to fish. He was one of the good guys. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to America, Paul.

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

Pray for all who suffer.

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

April 14, 2017

Jason Harris - Police Officer Fatality - South Carolina

Jason Harris
Master Police Officer Jason Harris, age 39, died in the line of duty on April 13, 2017, at a hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Officer Harris was a member of the Spartanburg Police Department. He had 12 years of service.

Spartanburg is a city of under 38,000 and is located approximately 200 miles northwest of Charleston.

Just before 10:00 p.m. on April 11, 2017, Jason was on motorcycle patrol. He was responding to a call for assistance at the scene of a burglary. He was travelling on a city street when a car turned left into a private driveway. Jason's motorcycle struck the car and he was thrown off.

Jason was rushed to a local hospital and underwent several surgeries. Tragically, he passed away due to his injuries on April 13, 2017. 

Michael, Patron Saint of
the Police, pray for Jason
and for those who have
lost him. 
A funding site has been set up to help the family with expenses.

Jason was a dedicated professional who loved his work. He had served on the Department’s SWAT team, Motorcycle Unit, K-9 Tracking Team, Downtown Bicycle Unit, Housing Complex Team and was a Gang Investigator. In 2011, Jason had been shot in the hip while trying to serve a warrant. 

Friends stated that Jason had a positive attitude and a bright smile. He will be forever missed.

The members of the Spartanburg Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Jason was a loyal and valued member of their team. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Jason.

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

April 12, 2017

Anthony Borostowski - State Trooper Fatality - Wisconsin

Anthony Borostowski
Trooper Anthony Borostowski, age 34, of Tomah, Wisconsin, died in the line of duty on April 11, 2017, on a highway near Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

Trooper Borostowski was a member of the Wisconsin State Patrol. He had 3 years of service.

Anthony was on patrol overnight. Sometime after 4:00 a.m., his patrol car left the roadway and collided with a tree. It is believed that he may have been pursuing a traffic violator. 

Tragically, Anthony died of his injuries at the scene of the accident. 

Anthony had previously lived in Kenosha and graduated from Oak Creek High School in 2001. 

In 2015, Anthony received the State Patrol's Lifesaving Award after performing CPR on a man and thereby saving the man's life.

Anthony was also a Staff Sergeant with the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He enlisted in May of 2004 and deployed as a combat medic to Kuwait, then to Iraq and then to Afghanistan. 

Gabriel, who stands in the presence
of God, pray for Anthony and for
those who have lost him. 
Anthony's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), the Iraqi Campaign Medal, The Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Humanitarian Service Medal and the Drill Sergeant's Badge. 

The members of the Wisconsin State Patrol are in mourning over the death of their brother. Anthony was a dedicated and professional trooper who was well-respected by his comrades. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to America and to Wisconsin, Anthony.

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

Mark De Alencar - U.S. Military Fatality - Afghanistan

Mark De Alencar
Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, age 37, of Edgewood, Maryland, died in the line of duty on April 8, 2017, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. De Alencar was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Mark died of injuries sustained when his unit came under fire from enemy forces.

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

In 1998, Mark graduated from Joppatowne High School in Edgewood. He enlisted in 2009 and became part of the special forces in 2016. 

Mark received numerous decorations and awards during his years of service. 

Friends stated that Mark was one of the good guys. He died doing what he wanted to do. 

Mark's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be
Angels of God, pray for Mark and for those
who have lost him.
forever remembered.

Mark's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. Mark's priorities were his family and hard work. He was loving and was loved in return. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to America, Mark. 

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

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray that Mark 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.

April 4, 2017

St. Petersburg, Russia - April 3, 2017 - Terrorist Attack

Pray for St. Petersburg.
On April 3, 2017, 14 people were killed and almost 50 wounded in a terrorist attack on a subway train in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Pray for the victims and their families. 

March 31, 2017

Austin Bieren - U.S. Air Force Fatality - Syria

Austin Bieren
Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren, age 25, of Umatilla, Oregon, died on March 28, 2017, in northern Syria.

Staff Sgt. Bieren was assigned to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Tragically, Austin died in a non-combat-related incident while deployed in support of combat operations.

Austin was serving in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, which is the U.S. Military operation against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. He worked in security forces. 

Austin graduated from Umatilla High School in 2010 and entered the Air Force that November. He had been stationed at the Peterson Base since June of 2014.

Austin's awards include the Aerial Achievement Medal with one device, Air Force Achievement Medal with two devices, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one device, National Defense Service
Light a candle for Austin. Light his way to Heaven.
Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with one device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with one device, Air Force Longevity Service, U. S. Air Force NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one device, and the Air Force Training Ribbon.

Austin's comrades at Peterson Air Force Base are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was a superb Airman who was a valued and well-respected member of their team. He will be forever remembered.

Austin'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.

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

Thank you for your service to America, Austin.

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

Pray that Austin 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.