January 20, 2017

Michael Louviere - Police Officer Fatality - Louisiana

Michael Louviere
Police Officer Michael Louviere, age 26, died on January 20, 2017, on a street in Marrero, Louisiana.

Officer Louviere was a member of the Westwego Police Department. He had 18 months of service.

Westwego has a population of just over 8,500 and is a suburb of New Orleans.

At about 6:30 a.m., Michael was off duty and was driving home when he came across what seemed to be a crash scene on the roadway in Marrero. Michael was in uniform. 

The situation was the result of a domestic violence incident. A woman was injured in a vehicle and Michael was attempting to help her. A male approached Michael from behind and shot him in the back of the head.

Tragically, both Michael and the woman died at the scene.

The shooter fled the scene. The authorities are looking for Sylvester Holt, age 32, who was romantically involved with the woman. This man has a history of violence directed towards women and has had several protective orders filed against him in the past.  

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call the Westwego Police Department at 504-341-5428 or call your local police department. 

Michael was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who had served in Afghanistan. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Michael
Louviere and for those
who have lost him. 

The members of the Westwego Police Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Michael was a well-liked and well-respected member of his Department. 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 a caring man, a family man and a man of faith. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

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

Pray for all who reach out to help those in danger and who die because of it.

Only the lowest of snakes shoots a man in the head from behind.  

Pray for justice for Michael. 

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

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

Raymond Murrell - Police Officer Fatality - Illinois

Raymond Murrell
Police Officer Raymond Murrell, age 27, died in the line of duty on January 19, 2017, at a hospital in Glendale Heights, Illinois.

Officer Murrell was a member of the Bloomingdale Police Department, Illinois. He had 1 year of service with the Department. He had previously served with the Cook County Department of Corrections.

Bloomingdale has a population of just over 22,000 and is located approximately 28 miles northwest of Chicago.

After 9:00 p.m., Raymond was responding to a call about a theft in progress at a retail store when his patrol car left the roadway. He struck a utility pole at a city intersection.

Raymond was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he died of his injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. It is believed that poor and rainy weather conditions may have led to the crash. 

Michael, Patron Saint of
the Police, pray for Raymond
and for those who have lost him.
Raymond had graduated from the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage, where he earned distinguished honors. He had also helped to save a man's life during his field training. 

The members of the Bloomingdale Police Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was a fair and just man who loved being a police officer. He always had a smile on his face. He had a bright future ahead of him in law enforcement. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Raymond.

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

January 19, 2017

Colt Allery - Deputy Sheriff Fatality - North Dakota

Colt Allery
Deputy Sheriff Colt Allery, age 29, died in the line of duty on January 18, 2017, on a roadway near Belcourt, North Dakota.

Deputy Allery was a member of the Rolette County Sheriff's Office, based in Rolla, North Dakota. He had 3 months of service with the Sheriff's Office. He had previously served with other agencies in North Dakota. He had a total of 3 years of service in law enforcement.

During the early evening of January 18, 2017, Sheriff's Deputies and a Rolla Police Officer responded to a call that a minivan had been stolen. The officers located the vehicle but the driver sped off and a car chase ensued. The vehicle was remotely monitored and the monitoring company was able to disable the minivan on a road near Belcourt.

As the officers approached the vehicle, the driver started shooting. He shot Deputy
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Colt and for
those who have lost him. 
Allery who, tragically, died of his wounds at the scene.

The shooter was also killed by law enforcement officers. 

The members of the Rolette County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Colt is described by Sheriff's Office officials as full of spunk, cheerful and happy all the time. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Colt. 

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 strangers. Amen.

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

January 18, 2017

Jerry Walker - Police Officer Fatality - Little Elm, Texas

Jerry Walker
Detective Jerry Walker, age 48, died in the line of duty on January 17, 2017, at a hospital in Denton, Texas.

Detective Walker was a member of the Little Elm Police Department. He had served as a school resource officer and as a narcotics detective. He was an award-winning marksman. He had 18 years of service.

Little Elm is about 36 miles northwest of Dallas.

During the afternoon of January 17, Jerry and other officers responded to a call about an armed male on a residential street in Little Elm. The male was outside of a house behind a fence. He was ordered to drop his weapon but he ran inside of the house and started shooting out of the doors or windows. 


One of the shots hit Jerry in the upper body. Jerry was airlifted to a hospital in Denton where, tragically, he died of his injuries.

The male shooter barricaded himself inside of the house for several hours and was
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Jerry
and for those who have lost him. 
found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Many citizens of Little Elm consider Jerry to be a role model to many. He is remembered as going out of his way to help people turn their lives around and get back on the right track. He wanted to make a difference.

The members of the Little Elm Police Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. Jerry was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

Jerry'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.

Jerry 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, Jerry. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

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

January 17, 2017

Jonathan Gover - a Good Samaritan in Washington State

On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Jonathan Gover was at the food court of the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, Washington. 
Jonathan Gover

Lynnwood is a city of just under 37,000 and is located 16 miles north of Seattle, Washington. 

Around 2:00 p.m., a confrontation broke out between the employee of a food court restaurant and a disgruntled customer. The customer, a 37 year old male, pulled out a knife and stabbed the restaurant employee in the back. 

Jonathan Gover jumped up and put a choke hold on the attacker. The attacker managed to cut Jonathan on his calf which later required 11 stitches. The attacker then released his knife and was apprehended by the police.  

The Good Samaritan reaches
out to others in times of danger.
The restaurant employee was taken to a local hospital where he is recovering. 

Jonathan is a Navy Veteran and is also a Mixed Martial Arts fighter. 

Jonathan stated: "I was just doing what I think more people in our society should be doing, which is helping others."

Jonathan Gover is a Good Samaritan. 

Good Samaritans are the everyday heroes of the modern era.

God bless Jonathan Gover and all who step up in times of distress. Amen.

God save us from those who are unhinged and who carry knives and guns to public places. Amen. 

January 11, 2017

Isiah Booker - American Soldier Fatality - Jordan

Isiah Booker
Spc. Isiah L. Booker, age 23 of Cibolo, Texas, died on January 7, 2017, in Jordan.

Spc. Booker was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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

Isiah was operating heavy construction equipment when he was seriously injured. Tragically, Isiah succumbed to his injuries. The circumstances of the accident are under investigation.

All of Isiah's comrades at Fort Campbell are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was a good kid. He will be forever remembered.

Angels of God, pray for Isiah and for all who have lost him.
Isiah loved cooking and loved to dance. He was caring and was kind in spirit.

Isiah's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. Isiah was a happy and intuitive person. He loved his family and friends. He was a man of Faith. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

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

Thank you for your service to America, Isiah. 

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

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

January 10, 2017

Norman Lewis - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Orange County, Florida

Norman Lewis
Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, age 35, died in the line of duty on January 9, 2017, at a hospital in Orlando, Florida.

Deputy Lewis was a member of the Orange County Sheriff's Office. He was part of the Motors/DUI Unit. He had 11 years of service.

Deputy Lewis was known as Norm to his family and friends.

Norman was participating in the search for Markeith Loyd who is wanted for for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend and for the murder of Master Sergeant Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department.

Before 10:00 a.m., Norman was riding his motorcycle in Pine Hills, Florida. He was at an intersection when he collided with a van that had turned in front of him.

Norman was rushed to a hospital in Orlando where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries.

Norman had graduated from Port Charlotte High School. He then played football for the University of Central Florida. He graduated from the University in 2004 with a degree in criminal justice. Friends describe him as a gentle giant of a man with a kind spirit. He worked hard at whatever he was doing.

Norman also talked to inner-city youth about building bridges between law
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Norman
and for those who have
lost him. 
enforcement and the community. He was trying to make a difference.

The members of the Orange County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. Norm was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Norm.

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

January 9, 2017

Debra Clayton - Police Officer Fatality - Orlando, Florida

Debra Clayton
Master Sergeant Debra Clayton died in the line of duty on January 9, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

Master Sergeant Clayton was a member of the Orlando Police Department. She had 17 years of service.

Markeith Loyd, in his early 40's, was wanted for allegedly murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend and for shooting another male at her residence. Markeith Loyd has a lengthy criminal history and has served time in prison.

Debra came across Markeith Loyd in or near a parking lot at a Walmart in the city.  He shot Debra, carjacked a vehicle and fled the scene. 

If you know the whereabouts of Markeith Loyd, you are urged to call the Crimeline Tips number at 800.423.TIPS. A reward of up to $60,000. is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the killer of Debra Clayton. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Debra and for
those who have lost her.

The members of the Orlando Police Department are in mourning over the death of their sister. She is a hero who died in the service of her community. She will be forever remembered.

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

Debra is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including her husband and her two children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Debra. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for justice for Debra. 

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

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

Chad Parque - Police Officer Fatality - North Las Vegas, Nevada

Chad Parque
Detective Chad Parque, age 32, died in the line of duty on January 7, 2017, at a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Detective Parque was a member of the North Las Vegas Police Department. He had 10 years of service.

On January 6, 2017, Chad had just left the North Las Vegas Justice Court building when a vehicle which was travelling the wrong way on the road, struck his vehicle. Chad was extricated from his vehicle and was rushed to a hospital in Las Vegas where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries the following day. 

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle is a 62 year old woman. It is unclear, as of this posting, what caused her to cross over into oncoming traffic. 

Donations to help the family with expenses may be made to the following accounts:
Injured Police Officer
Nevada State Bank: Account 905202081
Wells Fargo: Account 8754899923

The members of the North Las Vegas Police Department are in mourning over the
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Chad
and for those who have lost him.
death of their brother. Chad was committed to his work. He was a professional who wanted to make a difference. He will be forever remembered.

Chad'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.

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

Thank you for your service to the community, Chad. 

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

January 3, 2017

A New Map of our Universe

New celestial mapping devices including the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and a Sloan Digital Sky Survey III program have mapped out an image of what the Universe is really like. 

The map, which is only partially shown below, outlines 1.2 million galaxies. 


This is a small image of a small portion of the Universe. Each dot is not a
sun or a planet, it is a galaxy, with hundreds of billions of planets in them. 
Our Galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy, holds 100 billion planets. Our Earth is just a dot on the outskirts of our galaxy. We are basically in the middle of nowhere. 

Earth is one planet in 100 billion, and then our galaxy is one galaxy in one of 1.2 million galaxies. 

If anyone thought that the Higher Power is holding his finger on the pulse of this planet, Earth, think again. The Higher Power is occupied with 100 billion x 1.2 million other planets that exist in this Universe. Hundreds of millions of these planets harbour intelligent life. 

God is looking after many more planets than Earth. 

It is not up to God to make this Planet work. It is up to us. But we are doing a really lousy job of it. 

Let's all work seriously toward an end to war, turmoil, death, destruction and terrorism.

Let's all work toward justice.

Let's all work toward equality.

Let's all work toward religious tolerance.

Let's all work toward providing peace and safety, lodging, food, clean water, health care, and the necessities of life for everyone who lives on this planet. 


We have to do it ourselves. 

Do not forget us, Father. Amen. 

God help us to change, Amen. 

December 31, 2016

Landon Weaver - State Trooper Fatality - Pennsylvania

Landon Weaver
Trooper Landon Weaver, in his early 20's, died in the line of duty on December 30, 2016, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Trooper Weaver was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police. He had one year of service. He was assigned to the Patrol Unit in Troop G in Huntingdon.

After 6:00 p.m. Landon and another trooper were called out to a domestic disturbance at a rural mobile home in Huntingdon County. Someone at the dwelling had reported that Jason Robinson, age 32, was violating a protective order.

Landon was shot by Jason Robinson who then fled the scene. 

Tragically, Landon succumbed to his injuries. 

Jason Robinson was shot and killed by Police on December 31, 2016. Jason Robinson had an extensive prior criminal history.

The Governor of Pennsylvania stated: "Landon will always be remembered for his bravery, his sacrifice, and his willingness to serve."

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Landon and for
those who have lost him.
Landon was a graduate of Central High School in Martinsburg and was a dean's list student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, majoring in criminal justice. 

The members of the Pennsylvania State Police are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Landon was a hero. He will be forever remembered.

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

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

Thank you for your service to Pennsylvania, Landon.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for justice for Landon.

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

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

December 29, 2016

Donald Reid Key II - Firefighter - North Carolina

Reid Key
Lieutenant Donald Reid Key II, age 31, died on December 27, 2016, at a hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Lieutenant Key was referred to as Reid by his family and friends. 

Lieutenant Key was a volunteer member of the Whispering Pines Fire Rescue Department, in Whispering Pines, North Carolina.  He had four years of service. 

Whispering Pines is a village of just under 3,000 in Moore County.

On December 25, 2016, during the afternoon Reid drove a Tanker to a false alarm. He returned to the Fire Station and helped other firefighters with washing and cleaning equipment and repacking hoses. He returned to his home and felt a bad headache coming on. The following morning the headache became worse and his wife drove him to a hospital in Pinehurst. He was then airlifted to the Chapel Hill Hospital. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Reid
and for those who have
lost him. 
Tragically, Reid passed away on December 27, 2016. 

The cause of his death was an undiagnosed brain tumor. 

A funding site has been set up to help the family with expenses. 

Reid graduated from Union Pines High School in 2003. He then earned an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from Sandhills Community College. He worked as a technician at a local Honda car dealership.

Reid was a man of faith and served as a Deacon and as the Worship Director at the New Home Baptist Church. He also coached youth baseball and basketball.

The members of the Whispering Pines Fire Rescue Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Fire Department officials stated that Reid was one of the most reliable and responsible volunteer personnel they had. He will be forever remembered.

Reid'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.

Reid is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Darlene; his sister, Jenna; his wife, Carrie and his two young children, Jackson and Kinsington.

Thank you for your service to the community, Reid. 

Pray for all who put themselves in harm's way for the sake of others. 


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

December 24, 2016

China Howard - a teen girl bullied to death in Chicago, Illinois

China Howard, age 13, died on December 17, 2016, at her home in Chicago, Illinois. 

China Howard
Tragically, China committed suicide. 

Her family has stated that China was bullied at school and online which ultimately led to her death. China kept the bullying a secret from her mother and didn't show any signs of depression. 

If you are considering ending your life or if you just need someone to talk to, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, day or night. A skilled counselor will be able to help you.

To any teens who are reading this:

~ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
~ Do not contribute to another's downfall. Tomorrow or five years from now, it could be you who is being humiliated.
~There is nothing cool about human suffering.
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, who said:
"I am ground like a grain of wheat", pray
for China and for all who are ground
down by bullying. 

A funding site has been set up to help the family with expenses. 


China was in the eighth grade and an honor student at Arnold Mireles Academy. 

China's loved ones are devastated over her tragic and unnecessary death. She was a wonderful daughter and a sweet girl who was loving, caring and full of life. She will be forever mourned.

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

Pray for all who are tormented.

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

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