April 2, 2018

Johnathan Dunbar - U.S. Military Fatality - Syria

Master Sgt. Johnathan J. Dunbar, age 36, of Austin, Texas, died in the line of duty on March 30, 2018, in Manbij, Syria. 
Johnathan Dunbar

Master Sgt. Dunbar was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Johnathan was in the vicinity when an improvised explosive device detonated. 

Tragically, Johnathan was mortally wounded and succumbed to his injuries. 

Tragically, UK Sergeant Matt Tonroe was also killed in the explosion. 

The incident is under investigation. 

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

Johnathan was born in International Falls, Minnesota, and graduated in 1999 from John B. Connally High School in Austin, Texas. 

He first entered the United States Army as an Infantryman in May of 2005. 

He had previously served deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. 

Johnathan's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3rd Award), the
Angels of God, pray for Johnathan and for
those who have lost him.
Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), the Army Achievement Medal (6th Award), the Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 3, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), the NATO Medal, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.


Johnathan's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. He died in the service of America. He will be forever remembered.

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

Oceans of tears have been shed for Johnathan. 

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

Thank you for your service to America, Johnathan. 

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 that Johnathan 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.

March 30, 2018

Phillip Meacham - Police Officer Fatality - Kentucky

Phillip Meacham
Police Officer Phillip Meacham, age 38, died on March 29, 2018, at at hospital in Kentucky.

Officer Meacham was a member of the Hopkinsville Police Department. He had one year of service with the Department. He had 12 years of service with the Christian County Sheriff's Office.

Phillip was off duty. Just after 5:00 p.m. he was driving in his personal vehicle on a residential street in Hopkinsville, when he was pulled over by a police impersonator. A confrontation occurred in which the impersonator shot Phillip.

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

The shooter, James DeCoursey, age 35, fled the scene and drove to Tennessee where he was located by local officers and U.S. Marshals who shot and killed him.

The members of the Hopkinsville Police Department and the members of the Christian County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. Phillip was one of the good guys. He 
Michael, Patron Saint of
the Police, pray for
Phillip and for those
who have lost him.
will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service, Phillip.

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

March 23, 2018

Seven United States Airmen killed in Iraq - March 15, 2018

A terrible tragedy occurred in Iraq in the evening hours of March 15, 2018.

Seven United States airmen died when their helicopter crashed near the city of Al-Qa’im in western Iraq.

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

Tragically deceased are:

Captain Mark K. Weber, age 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Captain Andreas B. O'Keeffe, age 37, of Center Moriches, New York.
Captain Christopher T. Zanetis, age 37, of Long Island City, New York.
Master Sergeant Christopher J. Raguso, age 39, of Commack, New York.
Staff Sergeant Dashan J. Briggs, age 30, of Port Jefferson Station, New York.
Master Sergeant William R. Posch, age 36, of Indialantic, Florida.
Staff Sergeant Carl P. Enis, age 31, of Tallahassee, Florida.

Left to Right:
Top Row: Captain Andreas B. O'Keeffe, Staff Sergeant Carl P. Enis
Mid Row: Captain Mark K. Weber, Staff Sergeant Dashan J. Briggs, Master Sergeant Christopher J. Raguso
Bottom Row: Master Sergeant William R. Posch, Captain Christopher T. Zanetis

Oceans of tears have been shed, and will continue to be shed, for these men.

Thank you for your service to your country, Gentlemen.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

Angels of God, pray for Andreas, Carl, Mark, Dashan,
Christopher R., Christopher Z. and William. Pray for
those who have lost them.

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

Pray that each of these men is in Heaven. Pray that each is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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

Michael Davidson - Firefighter Fatality - New York City

Michael Davidson
Firefighter Michael Davidson, age 37, of Floral Park, Long Island, died in the line of duty on March 22, 2018, at a hospital in Harlem, New York City.

Firefighter Davidson was a member of the New York City Fire Department. He was assigned to Engine Company 69 in Harlem. He had 15 years of service.

A five alarm fire broke out at an empty structure on Saint Nicholas Avenue that was being used as a film set.

Around 11:00 p.m., Michael was operating the fire hose nozzle in the basement of the building. The fire in the vicinity intensified and he was separated from other firefighters.

He was found unconscious and was rushed to a hospital in Harlem where, tragically, he was pronounced deceased.

Two other firefighters were seriously injured fighting this fire.

The incidents are under investigation. 
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for
Michael and for those
who have lost him.

Michael's father is a retired New York City firefighter and Michael's brother is a current New York City firefighter. 

Michael was cited four different times during his time at the department for his bravery while on duty.

The members of the New York City Fire Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Michael was a professional and a valued member of the team. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Michael.

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

March 16, 2018

Scotty Hamilton - Police Officer Fatality - Kentucky

Scotty Hamilton
Police Officer Scotty Hamilton, age 35, died in the line of duty on March 13, 2018, in Pikeville, Kentucky. 

Officer Hamilton was a member of the Pikeville Police Department. He had 12 years of service. 

Pikeville is the county seat of Pike County and has a population of under 7,000. 

After 11:00 p.m., Scotty and a Kentucky State trooper were conducting a criminal patrol in a known drug-dealing area of Pike County.  The officers were searching the area when somehow Scotty was shot in the head. 

Tragically, Scotty succumbed to his injuries at the scene. 

A 55 year old male will be charged with first degree murder. 

Scotty went to Shelby Valley High School in Pike County and graduated in 2001.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Brynlee Hamilton Scholarship Fund, c/o Community Trust Bank, P.O. Box 2947, Pikeville, KY 41502.
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Scotty and
for those who have lost
him.

The members of the Pikeville Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Scotty was humble, respectful, caring, hard-working and had a sense of humor. He will be forever remembered. 

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Scotty. 


Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for justice for Scotty.

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

Chris Lawton - Reserve Police Officer - Louisiana

Chris Lawton
Reserve Police Officer Chris Lawton, age 41, died in the line of duty on March 12, 2018, in Louisiana.

Officer Lawton was a reserve officer with the Zachary Police Department. He worked full-time as a Deputy Fire Chief for the Zachary Fire Department. 

Zachary is a city of just under 15,000 located about 16 miles north of Baton Rouge. 

Chris and another officer were attempting to serve a warrant on a man accused of beating his girlfriend. The male subject was spotted in a pick-up truck in Baker, Louisiana. The officers approached the vehicle and the driver pulled away driving directly into Chris. 

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

The driver of the pick-up truck was arrested and has been charged with several crimes including first degree murder. He has a lengthy prior criminal history. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Christopher
and for those who have lost him.
Chris joined the Fire Department in March of 1996 as a volunteer and then became a full-time firefighter in March of 1998. He had been a deputy chief for the last few years and was an arson investigator.

Chris became a volunteer reserve police officer with the Zachary Police Department in 2008, where he worked part-time and without pay for the last decade. 

The members of the Zachary Police and Fire Departments are in mourning over the death of their brother. Chris was a dedicated and professional firefighter. He was a hard worker, a leader and a mentor to others. He loved his family. He will be forever remembered as a hero.

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

Chris is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Shannon; his daugher, Claire, and his son, Marshall. 

Thank you for your service to the community, Chris. 

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 Lost Ones who bring death to others. Amen. 

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

March 15, 2018

David Manning - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - North Carolina

David Manning
Deputy Sheriff David Manning, age 24, died in the line of duty on March 11, 2018, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

Deputy Sheriff Manning was a member of the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office. He had 4 months of service.

After 6:00 p.m., David had noticed a traffic violation and was attempting to perform a traffic stop. Between the towns of Tarboro and Pinetops, he lost control of his patrol car on a curve. He collided with a pickup truck travelling in the opposite direction. The vehicle being pursued hit a ditch a short distance away. The driver of that vehicle fled the scene on foot. 

Tragically, David succumbed to his injuries. 

The people in the pickup truck that David's patrol car struck sustained non life threatening injuries.

David had graduated in November of 2017 from basic law enforcement training at Edgecombe Community College. 

The members of the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
David and for those who have lost him.
death of their young brother. David will be forever remembered.


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

David is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his daughter.

Thank you for your service to the community, David.

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

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

March 12, 2018

Gregg Casillas - Police Officer Fatality - California

Gregg Casillas
Police Officer Gregg Casillas, age 30, died in the line of duty on March 9, 2018, in Pomona, California.

Officer Casillas was a member of the Pomona Police Department. He had 1/2 year of service.

During the evening hours, officers attempted to make a reckless driving stop but the driver crashed into another vehicle and fled the scene on foot. He entered an apartment in the area. 

Gregg and another officer were attempting to make contact with the man when he fired through the apartment door. Both officers were wounded. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Gregg and
for those who have
lost him.
Both officers were rushed to a local hospital. Tragically, Gregg succumbed to his injuries.

The 39 year old shooter barricaded himself inside the apartment for over 15 hours before surrendering. He is charged with murder and attempted murder.

Gregg had worked in several civilian positions with the Police Department for three years before he entered the police academy.

The members of the Pomona Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Gregg had a future in law enforcement. He will be forever remembered as a hero.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Gregg.

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

March 7, 2018

Christopher Morton - Police Officer Fatality - Missouri

Christopher Morton
Police Officer Christopher Morton, age 30, died in the line of duty on March 6, 2018, at a hospital in Henry County, Missouri. 

Officer Morton was a member of the Clinton Police Department. He had three years of service as a reserve officer and a full-time officer.  

Clinton is the county seat of Henry County, Missouri and has a population of just over 9,000. 

After 9:00 p.m., Christopher and two other officers were dispatched to a residence in Clinton due to a 911 hang up call. 

When the officers arrived on site, a male subject started firing with a semi-automatic rifle. The officers returned fire and were attempting to enter the house when the shooter wounded all three of them. 

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

The shooter barricaded himself inside the house for several hours and then committed suicide. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Christopher
and for those who have
lost him.

Christopher had attended the University of Central Missouri and served in the Army National Guard.

The members of the Clinton Police Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Christopher was a well-liked member of the team. He had a future in law enforcement. He will be forever remembered.


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

Christopher is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents and siblings. 

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

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

March 5, 2018

Rodney Smith - Police Officer Fatality - Kentucky

Rodney Smith
Police Officer Rodney Smith, age 45, died in the line of duty on March 2, 2018, in Fulton County, Kentucky. 

Officer Smith was a member of the Hickman Police Department. He had previously worked for the Mayfield Police Department. 

Hickman is the county seat of Fulton County, Kentucky and has a population of under 2,500.

Just after 9:00 p.m., Rodney was checking a flooded area due to the overflowing Bayou de Chien. His patrol car was washed deeper into the flooded area. 

Tragically, Rodney drowned. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Rodney and
for those who have
lost him.
The members of the Hickman Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Rodney was uptempo and intelligent. He was a well-liked and well-respected member of the team. He was a family man who was very proud of his children. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Rodney. 


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

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

February 22, 2018

Mujahid Ramzziddin - Police Officer Fatality - Maryland

Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin died on February 21, 2018, in Brandywine, Maryland. 

Mujahid Ramzziddin
Corporal Ramzziddin was a member of the Prince George's County Police Department. He had 14 years of service. 

Mujahid was off duty. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., a man was attacking a woman during a domestic incident near Mujahid's home. Mujahid was asked to help. He stepped up and confronted the male subject in a neighbourhood of Brandywine, Maryland. The male shot Mujahid, stole his service weapon and fled in a vehicle. 

Tragically, Mujahid succumbed to his injuries. 

Officers pursued the 37 year old shooter for about 10 miles before he stopped and tried to flee into a wooded area. He was shot and killed by pursuing officers. He had a long history of domestic disturbance violence.  

Mujahid was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Mujahid had been awarded the Medal of Valor in 2006. 

Mujahid was a devout member of the Islamic faith. 

Pray for Mujahid
and for those
who have lost
him.
The members of the Prince George's County Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Mujahid was a dedicated professional and a mentor to others. Comrades describe him as a gentleman, giving, selfless, honorable and brave. He will be forever remembered.

Mujahid'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.

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

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


Pray for all who die while coming to the aid of others. They are the true heroes of the modern era.

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 Lost Ones who bring death to others. Amen.

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