September 26, 2016

Edwin Pabón-Robles - Police Officer Fatality - Puerto Rico

Agent Edwin Pabón-Robles, age 43, died in the line of duty on September 23, 2016, on a roadway in Puerto Rico. 
Edwin

Agent Pabón-Robles was a member of the Puerto Rico Police Department. He was assigned to the San Juan Highway Division. He had 5 years of service. 

At about 1:30 a.m., Edwin and his partner responded to a call in Carolina. As they were driving, their patrol car left the roadway and struck a fence. The vehicle overturned. 

Tragically, Edwin died of his injuries at the scene of the accident. His partner, José Anes Rodríguez, was ejected from the vehicle and was seriously injured.  He was transported to a hospital in Rio Piedras where he underwent surgery. 

The Puerto Rico Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Edwin will be forever remembered.

Edwin's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best.
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
Edwin and for those who have lost him.
He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to Puerto Rico, Edwin. 

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


Pray for the recovery of José Anes Rodríguez. 

September 23, 2016

The War in Syria - September, 2016

The war in Syria continues, day after day, year after year........

Douma, Syria, September 9, 2016
The young man who is carrying the boy is just a kid himself. 

Pray for an end to the War in Syria. 

God help the Syrians. Amen. 

September 19, 2016

Sara Salih - a Victim of a shooting rampage in Philadelphia, Pennyslvaniva

Sara Salih
Sara Salih, age 25, died on September 17, 2016, at a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Before Midnight on September 16, 2016, Sara was sitting in a car on a residential street near her family's home in West Philadelphia. She was chatting to a male friend after an evening out.

Out of nowhere, a man unknown to them approached their vehicle and started shooting. Sara was shot multiple times in the chest. Her friend was shot in the chest and arm.

Both were rushed to a nearby hospital where, tragically, Sara died of her injuries, several hours later.

Her male companion is expected to live.

Nicholas Glenn, age 25, had gone on a shooting rampage that night. He shot a male and a female police officer, a man and a woman working at a local bar, as well as Sara
Pray for Sara and for
those who have lost her.
and her boyfriend.

Nicholas Glenn was shot several times by the Police and later died.

His motive for this horrific rampage is unclear. He had a note in his possession rambling on about his hatred of the police, probation officers and the justice system. He had an extensive criminal history of drug charges, had served time in prison and was obviously mentally ill.

Sara's family moved to the U.S. when she was a young girl. She graduated from high school in Philadelphia. She was interested in fashion design and in paralegal work.

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

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

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

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

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

Kenneth Steil - Police Officer Fatality - Detroit, Michigan

Sergeant Kenneth Steil, age 46, died in the line of duty on September 17, 2016, at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan. 

Kenneth Steil
Sergeant Steil was a member of the Detroit Police Department. He had been a member of the department’s Underwater Recovery Team before moving to the 9th Precinct. He had 20 years of service. 

On September 12, 2016, after 11:00 p.m., Ken was one of the officers in pursuit of a man wanted for carjacking and for wounding his own father and another man. 

The male suspect fled on foot. 

Ken pursued the suspect. The fleeing man fired a sawed-off shotgun at the officer, striking Ken in the shoulder. 

Other officers on the scene arrested the suspect, Marquise Cromer, age 21. It has been reported, but not confirmed, that this man is schizophrenic. He is facing numerous charges. 

Ken was rushed to a local hospital where he improved and was preparing to go
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Ken
and for those who have lost him. 
home. Tragically, he suffered a medical emergency and passed away. 

The Detroit Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Police Officials describe Ken as an American Hero. He was a professional and devoted officer who stepped up in times of danger. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Ken. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for justice for Ken. 

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

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

September 17, 2016

Kenneth Velez - Ohio State Highway Patrol - Fatality

Kenneth Velez
Trooper Kenneth Velez, age 48, died in the line of duty on September 15, 2016, in Ohio.

Trooper Velez was a member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He had 27 years of service.

Just before 1:00 p.m., Ken was conducting a traffic stop on an Interstate in Cuyahoga County, near Cleveland. He was standing outside of his patrol car when he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.

The driver of that vehicle, Joshua Gaspar, age 37, of Columbia Station, Ohio, was arrested in connection with this accident. He may be charged with vehicular homicide. He may have been driving under the influence of drugs. 

Joshua Gaspar is innocent unless proven guilty.

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Kenneth
and for those who have lost him.
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.


The members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a professional who loved his job. He was well-liked by his co-workers. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Kenny. 

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.

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

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

September 16, 2016

Robert Barker - Police Officer Fatality - Arkansas

Robert Barker
Police Officer Robert Barker, age 26, died in the line of duty on September 15, 2016, in Arkansas.

He was a member of the McCrory Police Department. He had 4 years of service.

McCrory is a town in Woodruff County, Arkansas, with a population of under 2,000. It is located about 85 miles northeast of Little Rock.

At about 5:00 a.m., Officer Barker was responding to a call for assistance by members of the Woodruff County Sheriff's Office.

His patrol car hit a deer on a highway south of Patterson. His vehicle veered off of the highway and overturned.

Robert was rushed to a hospital in Searcy where, tragically, he was pronounced
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Robert and
for those who have lost him.
deceased.

The McCrory Police Department is in mourning over the death of their young brother. He will be forever remembered.

Robert's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. 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 the community, 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.

September 15, 2016

Tim Brackeen - Police Officer Fatality - North Carolina

Tim Brackeen
Police Officer Tim Brackeen, age 38, died in the line of duty on September 12, 2016, at a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Officer Brackeen was a member of the Shelby Police Department. He had over 12 years of service.

Shelby is part of the Charlotte statistical area.

On September 10, 2016, Tim and other officers were searching for a suspect who had failed to show up to court for misdemeanor charges.

Just after Midnight, Officers heard shots at a city intersection and found that Tim had been shot. He was rushed to a local hospital and was later transported to a hospital in Charlotte.

Tragically, two days after the shooting, Tim died of his injuries.

Irving Fenner Jr., age 23, was arrested in Rhode Island. He had been shot by Officer Tim Brackeen during their confrontation.

Tim has served as a K9 officer and was named Officer of the Year in 2012. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Tim
and for those who have lost him.

The Shelby Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a hard-working and professional police officer. He was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

Tim is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Mikel, and his daughter, Daphne.

Thank you for your service to the community,Tim. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

September 12, 2016

Brandon Collins - Law Enforcement Fatality - Kansas

Master Deputy Sheriff Brandon Collins, age 45, died in the line of duty on September 11, 2016, on a highway in Overland Park, Kansas. 
Brandon Collins

Overland Park is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. 

Master Deputy Sheriff Collins was a member of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. He had 21 years of service. 

At about 1:30 a.m., Brandon was conducting a traffic stop on a roadway in Overland Park. 

He had gotten back into his patrol car when a pickup truck slammed into his vehicle from behind, causing it to burst into flames. 

Tragically, Brandon succumbed to his injuries. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Brandon and
for those who have lost him.
The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene on foot but was apprehended a short time later. 

The pickup truck driver 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.

During his career, Brandon had worked detention, narcotics and the uniformed patrol division. 

Friends describe Brandon as a man who loved his family and his work in law enforcement. He was kind, funny, fair and uptempo. 

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. Brandon was a dedicated and well-respected officer. He will be forever remembered.

Brandon'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.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Brandon.

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

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

Jeffrey Cooper - U.S. Military Fatality - Kuwait

Jeffrey Cooper
1st Lt. Jeffrey D. Cooper, age 25, of Mill Creek, Washington, died on September 10, 2016, in Kuwait. 

It has been reported that 1st Lt. Cooper died as the result of a vehicle rollover while traveling from a U.S. military base to an airfield. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

Jeffery was assigned to Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 

His tour of duty in the Middle East was part of Operation Inherent Resolve which is the U.S. Military's response to ISIS jihadists in Syria and Iraq. 

Jeffrey joined the U.S. Army in 2013 and arrived in Fort Campbell in 2015. 

His awards include the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal.

The soldiers of Fort Campbell are in mourning over the death of their young brother.
Angels of God, pray for Jeffrey and for
those who have lost him. 
Jeffrey was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to America, Jeffrey. 

Pray for all who die while far away from their loved ones.

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

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

September 10, 2016

Distracted Driving - becoming worse than Drunk and Doped up Driving

Distracted driving is becoming more deadly than impaired driving in many jurisdictions in North America. 

Distracted driving is the operation of hand-held communication and electronic entertainment devices while driving. 

10 minutes ago - and now


This includes the use of:

cell phones
smart phones
tablets and e-readers
iPods and MP3 players
GPS devices
laptops
DVD players

Remember - a car is a 4,000 pound death machine. 

You look down for a second to read a message and ten minutes later you're in a body bag. 

For the love of God .....Pay attention to your driving. 

Save your life and the lives of others. 

God help us. Amen. 

September 7, 2016

Cassandra Jimenez - a Victim of Impaired Driving in Baytown, Texas

Cassandra Jimenez
Cassandra Jimenez, age 20, died on September 3, 2016, at a hospital in Houston, Texas.

In the early morning hours, Cassandra was driving with her fiancé in Baytown, which is part of the metropolitan area of Houston.

A pickup truck crashed into the vehicle Cassandra was in.

She was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, she was pronounced deceased.

Raul Tadeo, age 23, was the driver of the pickup truck. He tried to run away from the scene of the crash. However, bystanders held him until the Police arrived. He had to be tased to get him under control.

It is expected that he will be charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and failure to stop.

Raul Tadeo has a prior criminal record. He was in jail a few days before this tragic accident.  However, he is innocent unless proven guilty.

We offer this advice to all drivers: If you find that you are drunk, wasted or
Gabriel, who stands in the presence
of God, pray for Cassandra and
for those who have lost her. 
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.

A funding site has been set up to help Cassandra's family with expenses.

Cassandra's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She wanted to be a veterinarian. She had plans to attend school. She was a helpful and happy young woman with a kind spirit. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

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

Pray for justice for Cassandra.

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

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

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

War Crimes in Syria - Chlorine Gas Attack in Aleppo

On September 6, 2016, Syrian Government forces dropped barrel bombs on a rebel controlled suburb of Aleppo, Syria. 

The bombs were dropped by mercenaries employed by the Syrian Dictator, Bashar Al-Assad. 

Victims of a chlorine gas attack in Aleppo, Syria

Some of these bombs were actually canisters of chlorine gas. 

It has been reported that one 13 year old girl died. 

About 80 people suffered from chlorine exposure. About 40 of them were children who were rushed to medical facilities crying and gasping for air. 

The use of gas or chemicals in any war or conflict is deemed by the United Nations to be a war crime. The Al-Assad government denies the use of chemical weapons despite the fact that the chlorine canisters are visible in the street. 

Pray, without ceasing, unto God, for an end to War. 

Pray for the children of Syria.

God help them. Amen. 

September 2, 2016

David Guzman - Security Guard - a victim in Houston, Texas

David Guzman, age 25, died on August 29, 2016, outside a bank in northwest Houston, Texas. 
David Guzman

David was a Brinks security guard. 

At about 6:00 p.m., David and another guard were reloading an ATM outside of a Wells Fargo Bank. 

They were ambushed by a male attacker. Several shots were fired and David was struck. The money he was carrying to the ATM was stolen. 

Tragically, David died at the scene. 

The suspect is described as a black male driving a blue Toyota Camry. 

If you have any information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

To the thief  who killed David Guzman, we ask this question: What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

David had attended Aldine High School in Houston. He had worked as a technician
Light a candle for David. Light his way to Heaven.
for several car dealerships before he joined Brinks as a security guard. 

David was engaged to be married to his long-time girlfriend, Lorin. She stated that David was a loving and respectful man with a beautiful soul.

David's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a happy man who loved his family. He was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Pray for justice for David. 

Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

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

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