July 27, 2016

Matthew Hester - U.S. Soldier - Colorado

Matthew Hester
Spc. Matthew Hester, age 28, died in the line of duty on July 25, 2016, at a hospital in Colordo Springs, Colorado.

Spc. Hester was assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson.

He was a combat medic.

Around 7:30 a.m., Matthew was undergoing a run during a routine training exercise when he suddenly collapsed.

Other medics provided first responder assistance and rushed Matthew to a local hospital where, tragically, he passed away.

The circumstances of Matthew's death are under investigation.

Matthew was originally from Hollywood, Florida. He had enlisted in the Army in March
Angels of God, pray for Matthew
and for those who have lost him.
of 2015 and had arrived at Fort Carson in September of last year.

Matthew's Army comrades are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He cared for others. He will be forever remembered.

Matthew's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a good kid who was trying to do his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to America, Matthew.

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

Father Jacques Hamel - a Priest murdered by terrorists in France

Father Jacques Hamel, age 86, died on July 26, 2016, at a Catholic church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France. 
Father Jacques Hamel

Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray is 82 miles northwest of Paris. 

Two males entered the Church during Mass and took five persons hostage - the Priest, two nuns and an elderly male and female couple. 

One of the nuns managed to slip out and call for help. 

Father Hamel was forced to kneel while his throat was cut. Tragically, he died at the scene. 

The other elderly male hostage was slashed several times with a knife and is in the hospital in critical condition.   

The two attackers were both killed by the Police outside of the church. 

Saint Jude, pray for
Father Hamel and for
peace in our world.
One of the attackers has been identified as Adel Kermiche, age 19, a local resident. He was known by the French authorities as a sympathizer of Islamic extremist groups. Acquaintances said that he was a disturbed and obsessed young man with a history of psychological problems.  

The other attacker has not been identified as of this posting.

The archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, called on Catholics to "overcome hatred that comes in their heart" and not to allow the Islamic State group "to set children of the same family upon each other."

Father Hamel was born in 1930 in the nearby town of Darnétal and was ordained as a priest in 1958. He is described as an active member of the Church despite his advanced age. He had served as an auxiliary priest for the past 10 years. 

He is also described as a warm, quiet man who lived modestly. He had dedicated his life to others. 

The citizens of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray are in mourning over the death of Father Jacques Hamel. He did his best. He will be forever remembered. 

Thank you for your service to the Church, Father Hamel.  

Pray for all who die while in the performance of their duties. 

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

Pray that Father Jacques Hamel is at peace and is with God. Amen.

July 25, 2016

Gabriel Lee - Firefighter - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Firefighter Gabriel Lee, age 42, of East Germantown, Pennsylvania, died while on duty on July 23, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Gabriel Lee
Firefighter Lee was a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department. He worked out of Ladder Company 12 in North Philadelphia. He had over 20 years of firefighting service. 

During the night shift, Gabriel had responded to several calls. When he returned to base he was working out in the firehall's gym. He was later found unresponsive by several other firefighters. 

First responders at the firehall rushed him to a local hospital where, tragically, he died. He may have suffered a heart attack. 

In 2001 Gabriel had received a distinguished service award. He was an accomplished amateur boxer. He was a member of a local Baptist church. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Gabriel
and for those who have
lost him. 
The Philadelphia Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Gabriel was a well-respected member of the Department who gave his all and who was there for his comrades. He will be forever remembered.

Gabriel's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a wonderful man who was gentle and kind in spirit. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Gabriel. 

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 Gabriel is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Ame
n.

Craig Hutchinson - Law Enforcement Fataltiy - Texas

Sergeant Craig Hutchinson died on July 25, 2016, at a hospital in Round Rock, Texas. 

Round Rock is 20 miles north of Austin. 
Craig Hutchinson

Sergeant Hutchinson was a member of the Travis County Sheriff's Office. He had 32 years of service in law enforcement. 

Austin is the county seat for Travis County. 

Sometime after 1:00 a.m., Craig returned to his home after his shift. It is believed that he interrupted a burglary in progress at his home. He radioed dispatch and told them that several prowlers were running out of his backyard. 

Deputies responded immediately and found Craig in his yard. He had been shot several times. He was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he died of his injuries. 

The suspects fled the scene and are still at large. 

If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to call the Police at 512-671-2767.  

Craig was scheduled to retire in two months. He was known as "Hutch" to many of
Michael, patron saint of the Police, pray for Craig
and for those who have lost him.
his friends and comrades. 

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

The Travis County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. Craig was a big teddy bear who was well-liked by everyone. He was a gentle man and was a mentor to others. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Craig. 

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

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

July 23, 2016

Tragedy in Munich, Germany - July, 2016

On July 22, 2016, a gunman opened fire at a fast food restaurant and then at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany. 

Tragically, nine innocent bystanders were shot and killed, including 7 teenagers. 

The shooter, Ali Sonboly, age 18, then killed himself. 

He was a German citizen of Iranian descent. He had no known ties to any terrorist group. 

It has been reported that Ali Sonboly was a loner, was depressed and was undergoing psychiatric counselling. He was obsessed with serial killers and with recent mass killings.

Munich - July 22, 2016

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

Pray for the victims in Munich. 

July 20, 2016

Barbarism in Syria - child beheaded - July, 2016

On July 19, 2016, a 12 year old boy named Abdullah Issa was beheaded in the back of a pickup truck near Aleppo, Syria. 

The face of evil (L); Abdulla Issa, age 12 (R)
The boy was killed by men who are part of Nour Al-Din Al-Zinki, which is a group of Syrian fighters opposed to the ISIS terrorist organization and also opposed to the Syrian Government of the dictator, Bashar Al-Assad. The Al-Zinki group wants to control Syria themselves.

The Al-Zinki group accused the boy of being a spy for a pro-Government rival Palestinian faction. 

A video reportedly shows the boy in the back of a pickup truck with a group of men, one of whom cut off the boy's head with a knife. The group has now stated that the beheading was a "mistake". 

The Al-Zinki group has received support from the U.S. government because the group is in opposition to ISIS, a common enemy. 

We haven't watched this video. We don't want this appalling image of mankind's inhumanity stuck in our minds forever. 

The depravity and barbarism of these men, who are seeking control of Syria, is beyond human understanding. 

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? 

God help Syria. Amen.

Robert David Melton - Police Officer Fatality - Kansas

Captain Robert David Melton, age 46, died in the line of duty on July 19, 2016, at a hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. 
Robert David Melton

Captain Melton was a member of the Kansas City Police Department. He had 26 years of service in law enforcement. He had previously served with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.  

He was known as Dave to his family and friends. 

In the early afternoon, officers had responded to a call that several people in a vehicle were firing a gun. When the officers arrived at the scene, several male suspects fled on foot. One man was apprehended and a search ensued for the other men involved. Dave was one of the officers involved in the search. 

He came across one of the men a short time later at a city intersection. That man shot Captain Melton.

Dave was rushed to a nearby hospital where, tragically, he was pronounced deceased.

The shooter is in custody. 

Dave had graduated from the Kansas City Community College. He had served in Afghanistan as a member of the Kansas National Guard. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Dave and for
those who have lost him.
The Kansas City Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a good officer and a good friend to his comrades. He was helpful and respectful of others. He was proud to be a Police Officer. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

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

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

Kristopher Moules - Correctional Officer Fatality - Pennsylvania

Correctional Officer Kristopher Moules, age 25, of Larksville, Pennsylvania, died in the line of duty on July 18, 2016, at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 
Kristopher Moules

Officer Moules had 10 months of service at the Facility.

During the nighttime hours, an inmate attacked Kristopher. The two men struggled and crashed into an elevator door which opened. Both men fell several floors down the elevator shaft.

Kristopher was rushed to a nearby hospital where, tragically, he was pronounced deceased. 

The inmate, Tim Gilliam Jr., age 27, of Wilkes-Barre, also died of his injuries. He was in jail for failing to register as a sex offender and had a pre-history of fighting with law enforcement officers.

Kristopher had majored in criminal justice at Youngstown State University in Ohio, where he played college baseball. 

Friends describe Kristopher as a go-getter, respectful, helpful and an achiever. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is in mourning over the death of their
Angels of God, pray for Kristopher and for those
who have lost him. 
young brother. He was proud of his new job. He will be forever remembered.

Kristopher's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He excelled as a student and as an athlete. He was a good kid. He was loving and was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Kristopher is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, father and brother.

Thank you for your service to the community, Kris. 

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

Anais Tobar - U.S. Air Force - United Arab Emirates

Anais Tobar
1st Lt. Anais A. Tobar, age 25, of Miami, Florida, died on July 18, 2016, in the United Arab Emirates.

Lieutenant Tobar was assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.

Anais was deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the military operation against the ISIS terrorist organization. 

The cause of Anais' death is under investigation. She was found deceased in her room. The location has been reported as Abu Dhabi. 

Anais was born in Venezuela. She attended Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida, where she served in the Air Force Reserve. She also attended Florida State University. 

Friends describe her as having an infectious smile and a kind spirit. 

Anais' Air Force comrades are in mourning over the death of their sister. She will be
Light a candle for Anais. Light her way to Heaven.
forever remembered.

Anais' loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was a loving girl who was helpful to others. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Anais is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including her mother and father.

Thank you for your service to America, Anais.  

Pray for all who die far from their loved ones.

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

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

July 18, 2016

Another Tragedy in Baton Rouge - July 17, 2016

A terrible tragedy occurred on July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

Before 9:00 a.m., officers from several jurisdictions responded to a report that a man was walking on a roadway, carrying a rifle near a convenience store in Baton Rouge. 

Three responding officers were shot and killed. 


Matthew Gerald (L); Brad Garafola (Mid); Montrell Jackson (R)
Tragically deceased are:

Officer Matthew Gerald, age 41, of the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Corporal Montrell Jackson, age 32, of the Baton Rouge Police Department
Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola, age 45, of the Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office

The shooter, Gavin Eugene Long, age 29, of Kansas City, Missouri, was shot and killed by the Police. He was a Marine Veteran who had served in Iraq. He had no known ties to any terrorist or extremist groups. 

The Baton Rouge Police Department and the Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
Matthew, Montrell and Brad. Pray for those
who have lost them. 
in mourning over the deaths of their brothers. They will be forever remembered.

The loved ones of Matthew, Montrell and Brad are devastated over their sudden and tragic deaths. They will be forever mourned.

Matthew, Montrell and Brad are survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss them. 


Thank you for your service to the community - Matthew, Montrell and Brad. 

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. 


Work toward the control and the restriction of firearms in America. Not every disturbed and unhappy male in America is walking around with a gun. But every psychopath is. 

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

Pray that Matthew, Montrell and Brad are in Heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

Mari Johnson - Corrections Officer Fatality - Abilene, Texas

Mari Johnson
Corrections Officer Mari Johnson, age 55, died in the line of duty on July 16, 2016, at a hospital Abilene, Texas. 

Officer Johnson was a member of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She had 7 years of service.

Mari worked at the French M. Robertson Unit, which is an all-male maximum-security state prison located 10 miles northeast of downtown Abilene.

Other corrections officers found Mari unresponsive near the prison's kitchen area, at about 3:00 a.m. They administered first aid. She was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, she was pronounced deceased.

At this time, Mari's death is being investigation as a homicide. 

Angels of God, pray for Mari and for
those who have lost her.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is in mourning over the death of their sister. Mari was a dedicated and valued corrections officer. She will be forever remembered.

Mari's loved ones are devastated over her tragic death. She was a good-hearted woman who loved her family. She was loved in return. She did her best. She will be 
forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to Texas, Mari.  

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

July 16, 2016

Eric Kohlbauer - Firefighter - Freeport, Illinois

Eric Kohlbauer
Captain Eric Kohlbauer, age 52, died in the line of duty on July 12, 2016, at a hospital in Freeport, Illinois.

Captain Kohlbauer was a volunteer member of the Freeport Rural Fire Department. He had almost 30 years of service. The rural fire department serves the area outside of the city limits of Freeport.

Freeport is about 115 miles west and north of Chicago.

Eric was undergoing a training session with the Department. It was a pumper relay drill. He suddenly collapsed. Firefighters performed first aid and rushed him to a local hospital where, tragically, he passed away from a cardiac issue.

Eric graduated from Freeport High School in 1982. He worked for the Stephenson County Sheriff's Department and for Stewart Security. He was a member of the Silver Creek Reformed Church.

The Freeport Rural Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother.
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Eric
and for those who have
lost him. 
Eric was a hard worker and a valued asset to the Department. He was a friend to many. He will be forever remembered.

Eric's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was helpful to others and had a kind spirit. He loved his family and was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Eric is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Mary Ellen; his brothers Mike and Don; his sisters Claire and Diane; his wife Cathy; his sons Grant and Garrett; and special friend Randi Wilken.

Thank you for your service to the community, Eric. 

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

Terrorist Attack in Nice, France - July 14, 2016

On July 14, 2016, Mohamed Bouhlel, age 31, drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. 

At least 84 people, including 10 children, have been killed. 

The murderer is described as a lone wolf terrorist. 


Pray for the victims of this
tragedy.

God save us from the psychopaths. Amen.