September 17, 2014

Charles Strong - U.S. Military Fatality - Afghanistan

Charles Strong and his wife, Taylor
Sgt. Charles C. Strong, age 28, of Suffolk, Virginia, died on September 15, 2014, in Herat Province, Afghanistan while conducting combat operations. 

It has been reported that Charles was killed by a man in an Afghan Army uniform.

Charles was assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

He was known as Chuck to his family and friends. 

Charles graduated from Nansemond River High School in Suffolk.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in August of 2003. He was promoted to sergeant in October of 2007.  He joined the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command in 2013.  

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in lieu of 2nd award, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal in lieu of 3rd award, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Charles had been previously deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and to Iraq in 2006.
Angels of God, pray for Charles and for
those who have lost him


Charles' military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. Military officials describe Charles as a consummate professional and a warrior. He will be forever remembered. 

A fundraising page has been established to aid Charles' wife.   

Charles' family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Charles is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including his wife, Taylor, who is expecting a baby girl in December of 2014.

Thank you for serving, Chuck. 

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

Pray for this child who will never meet her father.

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

September 15, 2014

Michael Norris - Deputy Sheriff - Georgia

Michael Norris
Deputy Sheriff Michael Norris, age 24, died in the line of duty, on September 14, 2014, at a hospital in Macon, Georgia.

Michael was a member of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. He had two years of service.

On September 13, 2014, Deputy Sheriff Norris and Deputy Jeff Wilson had responded to a call that a man was armed and suicidal at an address in Bolingbroke, Georgia.

At about 5:45 p.m., the deputies approached the subject's residence and an exchange of gunfire erupted. Both deputies were wounded.  Michael Norris was shot in the head.  Tragically Michael passed away the next day. His organs were donated for transplants.

The suspect, Christopher Calmer, age 46, was also wounded during the exchange of gunfire and was taken into custody. He will be charged with murder and attempted murder. 

Michael graduated from Mary Persons High School in 2008 and went on to study criminal justice at Gordon State College.  He graduated with an associate degree.

Michael started with the sheriff’s department two years ago as a jail officer. He served as a school resource officer at K.B. Sutton Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year and transferred to the patrol division in June of 2014. 

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their young
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Michael Norris and for those who
have lost him.
brother. Comrades describe him as dedicated, hard-working and determined. He is also described as respectful and helpful. He will be forever remembered. 

Friends describe Michael as a country boy who liked to hunt and fish.  He often had a smile on his face and liked to crack jokes. Even as a kid, he was helpful to others in need. He stepped up to the plate when something needed to be done. 

Michael's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. They stated that Michael knew he wanted to be a deputy even as a teen. He will be forever mourned.

Michael is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, Bennett and Fran; his brother; and his wife, Logan.

Thank you for your service to the community, Michael. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

Bryon Dickson II - State Trooper - Pennsylvania

Bryon Dickson II
Corporal Bryon Dickson, age 38, of Dunmore, Pennsylvania, died in the line of duty on September 12, 2014, at Blooming Grove Barracks, in Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Bryon was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police. He had 7 years of service. He had previously worked at the Fern Ridge and Philadelphia state police barracks before transferring to Blooming Grove.

Corporal Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass were outside of the Barracks during a shift change at 11:00 p.m. One was entering the building and another was leaving when they were both shot by a person or persons unknown. It was an ambush that came out of nowhere.

Tragically Bryon died at the scene and Alex Douglass was rushed to a hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-4PA-TIPS or submit the tip online. There is a $50,000.00 reward for information leading to the conviction of the assailant(s).

Bryon had earned a B.A. in administration of justice from the University of
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray
for Bryon and for those who
have lost him
Pennsylvania.

He graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in 2007 and was the patrol unit supervisor of the Blooming Grove Barracks. 

Bryon was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.

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

Friends described Bryon as a man who was devoted to his family and to his job as a State Trooper.

Bryon's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Bryon is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, Bryon and Darla Dickson; his sister, Stacey; his brother, Brandon; his wife, Tiffany; and his two young sons, Bryon and Adam.

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

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

September 13, 2014

Tyler Robledo - U.S. Border Patrol

Tyler Robledo
Border Patrol Agent Tyler Robledo, age 34, died in the line of duty, on September 12, 2014, on a highway near Carrizo Springs, Texas. 

Tyler was a member of the Homeland Security Border Patrol. He was assigned to the Carrizo Springs Border Patrol Station. He had 3 years of service. 

Tyler was on the highway at about 1:15 a.m. when his patrol car collided with another vehicle. It has been reported but not confirmed that the other vehicle swerved into Tyler's path.  The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene of the accident.

Tyler was airlifted to a medical center in San Antonio where tragically he succumbed to his injuries. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Tyler and for
those who have lost him

The cause of the collision is under investigation. 

The Border Patrol is in mourning over the death of their brother. Tyler will be forever remembered.

Tyler's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to your country, Tyler.

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

September 12, 2014

Randy White and Mike Smith - Good Samaritans in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

On September 7, 2014, a Jaguar vehicle being driven along a highway near Richmond, B.C., Canada, crashed and somehow flipped into the adjacent Fraser River.

Mike Smith (L); Randy White (R)
Randy White lives in the area and saw the crash and rushed to the riverside.

Two men were trapped inside the vehicle.

Randy White entered the water, chest deep, which has a very swift current.

Randy said that he can't swim very well so it was a struggle. He had trouble getting the doors open.

A neighbor, Mike Smith, was riding by on his bicycle and entered the water as well.
The Good Samaritan reaches
out to others in distress
Mike is a strong swimmer and does scuba diving so he felt less intimidated by the rushing river.

Mike was able to pull the passenger out of the car and started CPR. That man started to breathe.

Both the driver of the Jaguar and the passenger were rushed to a local hospital, where sadly the driver passed away.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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

God bless Randy White and Mike Smith. They are Good Samaritans. Amen.

God bless all who step up and who come to the aid of strangers in distress. 

They are the true heroes of the modern era.

September 10, 2014

Joseph Matuskovic - Law Enforcement - South Carolina

Joe Matuskovic
Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic, age 43, died in the line of duty on September 8, 2014, at a hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.

Joe was a member of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. He had 17 years of service.

Joe and other deputies responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex in Charleston. A man was playing loud music and the neighbors called the Police. It was also reported that the man was pounding on apartment doors and on vehicles in the parking lot. Presumably he was angry at the people who were complaining about him and his music. The man then went inside his apartment.

When the officers approached his apartment, the man opened fire through the door. His bullets struck Deputy Matuskovic and another officer.

Both deputies were pulled to safety and transported to the Medical University of South Carolina, where Deputy Matuskovic tragically succumbed to his wounds.

The Charleston Police Department later found the man inside his suite. Michael Oswald, age 38, was dead. It has not been determined as of this posting if Michael Oswald was shot by officers or if he killed himself. It is believed that Michael Oswald may have been drunk or doped up at the time of these incidents.

Joe graduated from Carmel High School in 1990. Friends from high school describe him as a good guy, who was friendly and helpful. 

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother.
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Joe and for
those who have lost him
Joe was a former City of Charleston police officer. He was also a field training officer who worked with new deputies. He will be forever remembered.

The local community is saddened by Joe's tragic death and fundraisers have been started up to aid the Matuskovic family with funeral and other family expenses. You can donate through this website:

https://www.gofundme.com/e8zt88/

Joe's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Joe.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

September 8, 2014

Enoc Ramircz - A Good Samaritan in North Carolina

Before 7:00 a.m. on September 6, 2014, a vehicle overturned and crashed into a water filled creek near Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 

Rocky Mount is a city of 57,000 people. 

The accident scene
Enoc Ramircz had left his home in a mobile home park and was on his way to work when he and others noticed an overturned vehicle with someone trapped inside. 

Enoc ran down to the creek, saw that the driver was pinned inside the vehicle and was partially submerged in the water. 

The accident victim was moaning for help. His legs were somehow trapped under the dashboard. Later, it was found that he had numerous injuries. 

Enoc was able to keep the man's head above water until Fire Rescue Units arrived at the scene. These units were able to complete the rescue of this accident victim who was airlifted by helicopter to a medical trauma center. 

Enoc is married and is the father of 2 children. 

God bless Enoc Ramircz. He is a Good Samaritan.

God bless all who step up and who come to the aid of others in distress. They are the true heroes of the modern era. Amen.

Jason Harwood - Law Enforcement - Kansas

Jason Harwood
Corporal Jason Harwood, age 40, died in the line of duty on September 7, 2014, in Topeka, Kansas.

Jason was a member of the Topeka Police Department. He had 15 years of service.

At about 4:45 p.m., Jason was making a traffic stop on a Topeka street. During the stop, one of the occupants of the vehicle started firing. Jason was fatally wounded and was rushed to a local hospital. The vehicle drove off.

Ross Lane, age 30, has been arrested in connection with this murder. He turned himself in to authorities.  Ross Lane is believed to be the shooter in this tragedy.  He has prior convictions for burglary, uttering threats, drug use, criminal damage and domestic battery.  While in prison on several convictions, he was continually in trouble with prison authorities. This dude is only 30 years old and already has a rap sheet like Judas. He is bad news from the word go. 


Ross Lane
Jason Harwood joined the Police Department in June of 1999.  He served as a member of the hit and run unit and the K-9 unit.  He was promoted to Corporal in May of 2012. 

He had been severely injured in the line of duty in 2010 when a van hit his vehicle.  He suffered multiple broken bones and serious internal injuries. 

Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray
for Jason and for those
who have lost him
The City of Topeka is grieving the loss of this man who died so tragically and so needlessly.  

The Topeka Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Police Officials stated that Jason loved his job and was a dedicated officer, who will be forever remembered. 

Friends describe Jason as fun and friendly, with a strong character.  

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

Jason is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his twin brother, Jeremy Harwood; and his wife and 2 sons.

Thank you for your service to the community, Jason.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

Nick Schultz - Law Enforcement - Indiana

Nick Schultz
Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz, age 24, died in the line of duty on September 7, 2014, at a hospital in Illinois.

Nick was a member of the Merriville Police Department in Indiana. He had 1 year and 1 month of service.

Late in the day on September 5, 2014, Patrolman Schultz and other officers were investigating reports that an evicted tenant had moved back into his condo in a suburb of Merriville. The man had been evicted in July of 2014. When officers approached the man, he went on a rampage and started shooting.

Nick was shot once in the head. He was transported to a large medical center in Illinois where he was kept on life support for two days. Tragically he succumbed to his wounds.

The shooter, Michael Hrnciar, age 33, committed suicide at the scene of the incident.

Nick attended Franklin College where he studied criminal justice/sociology. He graduated in 2013. While there he was heavily into football and was the captain of the
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray
for Nick and for those who
have lost him
college's team.

Officials at the college describe Nick as a leader, a go-getter, unselfish, hardworking and humble. He was highly respected by his peers.

Friends said that it was Nick's goal to become a law enforcement officer.

The Merriville Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Nick 
will be forever remembered. 

Nick's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Nick is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members.

Thank you for your service to the community, Nick.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

September 6, 2014

Korean Army - at it again - suffocates two sergeants in a training exercise

South Korean soldier
Two unnamed South Korean soldiers died on September 2, 2014, somewhere in South Korea.

South Korea hides the names of these two men out of shame. They hope that no one will notice these deaths and that it will all be ignored. 

The two men were Staff Sergeants in a special forces unit based in Jeungpyeong, about 60 miles southeast of Seoul.

Both men were in their early 20's.

Ten men were involved in a training exercise which was meant to simulate a situation in which they were captured by an enemy and supposedly tortured by that enemy.

The soldiers had hoods placed over their heads and had their hands tied behind their backs.

The trainers realized that something was wrong when one soldier (not the two who died) started screaming and flailing his legs. He couldn't breathe.

The two sergeants suffocated to death. A third soldier was hospitalized but will
Training Day in the South Korean Army
survive.

This tragic incident is under investigation.

In April of 2014, a South Korean soldier named Private Yoon, age 23, died in Yeoncheon, South Korea, when he choked to death during a bullying incident. Prior to this incident, he had been waterboarded which is a form of suffocation torture; he had been forced to lick spit off the floor, had been beaten and bruised; and had undergone burning ointments applied to his genitals.

Four soldiers involved in the death of Private Yoon have been charged with murder.

It is unbelievable that the South Korean military establishment kills its own men. They didn't notice that the hoods they used in this "training exercise" were impermeable? They didn't notice that you can't breathe with these hoods on your head?

The South Korean government should hold an inquiry into the actions of its military and their treatment of South Korean soldiers. Those high ranking officers in charge of training should be dishonorably discharged.

Apparently, if you are a South Korean soldier you don't need enemies. South Korea will kill you first.

God save us from those who are supposed to back us up, but who kill us instead.

Pray that these two unnamed Korean Sergeants are in heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

September 5, 2014

Brian Arsenault - U.S. Military Fatality - Afghanistan

Brian Arsenault
Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, age 28, of Northborough, Massachusetts, died on September 4, 2014, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire.

Brian was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Brian graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in 2004.

He joined the Army in November of 2011.  He completed basic training and the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia.  He arrived at Fort Bragg in 2012 and was assigned to the 1st Brigade in November of 2013.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Afghanistan Campaign medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Basic Parachutist Badge.

Military officials stated that they have suffered a great loss in Brian Arsenault's death.
Father, place Brian on the stairway to
Heaven
He was an exceptional paratrooper and a valued member of their team. He will be forever remembered. 

Friends describe Brian as an amazing person and a solid warrior. He was sensible but humorous. He was a good friend and he will never be forgotten.

Brian's family members are devastated by his tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Brian is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives.

Thank you for serving, Brian.

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

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

Daryl Pierson - Law Enforcement - Rochester, New York

Daryl Pierson
Police Officer Daryl Pierson, age 32, died in the line of duty on September 3, 2014, at a hospital in Rochester, New York.

Officer Pierson was a member of the Rochester Police Department. He had 8 years of service.

At about 9:30 p.m., Daryl and his partner responded to help look for a suspect who fled from a traffic stop.  They spotted the suspect and approached him but he fled on foot.  It is alleged he fired two shots - one bullet hit Officer Pierson and the other hit a bystander.  

Daryl was rushed to the hospital but sadly succumbed to his injuries despite the valiant efforts of medical staff to save him. 

The suspect, Thomas Johnson III, age 38, had only recently been paroled while serving a sentence for attempted armed robbery.  Thomas Johnson faces numerous charges including aggravated murder. 

Daryl was also a member of the Army National Guard. 

The Rochester Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Daryl had been recognized by the Department for his efforts in removing illegal guns from the street.  He had also received a good conduct award and had previously been named Officer of the Month. He is described as a calming influence and a reliable member of the department.  Daryl will be forever remembered.

Friends describe him as an all-around good guy who was helpful, respectful and
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Daryl and for those who have lost him
interested in others. 

Daryl's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He is described as a devoted husband and father. From an early age he had wanted to serve his country and the community. He will be forever mourned.

Daryl is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Debi; his father, Steve; his sisters, Patty and Julie; his brother, Brett; his wife, Amy; and their children - Christian, age 4 and Charity, age 3 months.

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

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

September 3, 2014

Aimie Zdrantan - a victim of murder in Hillsboro, Oregon

Aimie Zdrantan, age 24, died on August 29, 2014, at her apartment in Hillsboro, Oregon.

She was stabbed to death. 


Aimie Zdrantan;  Eric Petersen
No one has been arrested in connection with this crime as of this posting. However her boyfriend, Eric Petersen, age 24, is a person of interest and has been arrested in connection with a parole violation.

Aimie and Eric Petersen had a troubled history together. They did a lot of drinking and partying, but Aimie wanted to make a better life for herself and for her daughter, who turns 3 next month.  It has been reported that Eric didn't like this idea much.

In March of 2013, Eric Petersen had threatened Aimie with a weapon.

In May of 2013, Aimie was granted a restraining order against Eric. She alleged that he manhandled her and threw her to the ground. The restraining order expired in May of 2014.

In June of 2013, Eric Petersen was convicted of the weapon's charge and was sentenced to probation, anger management classes and drug classes. After this sentence, he often failed to report to his probation officer, didn't seek employment and stopped attending the drug and anger management classes he was supposed to attend.

In the interim, relatives stated that Aimie was trying to work things out with Eric because he is the father of her daughter.

Eric Petersen is innocent until charged and proven guilty of any crime in connection
Light a candle for Aimie.  Light
her way to Heaven.
with Aimie's death. However, it has been reported that neighbors heard Aimie and Eric fighting on the day of her death. 


It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to come to the conclusion that either Aimie and Eric were fighting on the day of her death, he left the scene and then someone else entered her apartment and killed her; OR, Eric Petersen killed her.

Regardless of Eric Petersen's guilt or not in this tragedy, he is nonetheless bad news from the word go. Any woman who comes across this dude should run, not walk, away.

Aimie was working part time at a grocery store to help support her young daughter.

Aimie's family is devastated by her needless and tragic death. She is described as having a bubbly personality and was fun to be around. She was just starting out in life. She will be forever mourned.

Advice to Women in Abusive Relationships: If you are with a man who slaps you around, beats you up, or threatens you with a gun or knife, your happiness and your life will forever be in jeopardy. Try to get away today. You may want love, but abuse is not love.

Aimie is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her father, Steven Zdrantan; and her daughter, Lexi.

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

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