September 20, 2014

Serena Vermeersch - a teen murdered in Surrey, British Columbia

Serena Vermeersch
Serena Vermeersch, age 17, died on September 15 or 16, 2014, in Surrey, B.C.

Serena was last seen on September 15 around 8:00 p.m. She was observed getting on a bus, heading home. She didn't return home by the next morning and her mother reported her missing. It was out of character for this girl to not phone home.

Serena's body was found at 7:00 p.m. on September 16, 2014, near some railway tracks in the Newton area of Surrey, B.C.

Surrey is a member municipality of Metro Vancouver. It has a population of about 395,000.

Police believe at this time that this was a random crime and that Serena was not targeted by her attacker.

A man was seen leaving the railway tracks near where Serena was found. He left in a silver or grey Dodge full sized three quarter ton pickup truck with a canopy and a roof rack.

If you know anything about this crime, you are urged to contact the Surrey RCMP at
Angels of God, pray for Serena and for those who
have lost her
604-599-0502 or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Friends describe Serena as a sweet girl, who was beautiful and who had a fun personality. She could make you laugh. Her friends often called her "Rena".

Serena's loved ones are devastated over her tragic death. She was devoted to her family. She was just starting out in life. She will be forever mourned.

Serena is survived by many loving friends and family members.

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

Pray for justice for Serena.

God save us from the Lost Ones who stalk the Earth, stealing away life. They are killing us, Father.

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

Jessica Hollis - Law Enforcement - Texas

Jessica Hollis
Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis, age 35, died in the line of duty on September 18, 2014, near Austin, Texas.

Deputy Hollis was a member of the Travis County Sheriff's Office. She had 7 years of service.

Jessica was checking roadways for high water at about 2:00 a.m. during a period of heavy rain.  She was upstream of Lake Austin. Her patrol car was washed away by the force of the rushing water. 


She was able to radio dispatch that her vehicle was being swept away.

Her patrol car was located about 15 minutes later but Jessica was not in the vehicle.  Her body was recovered from Lake Austin, the next day, on September 19, 2014.

Jessica's husband is a member of the Austin Police Department. 

Jessica worked as a patrol deputy, in the vice unit and on the agency's dive team. 

The Travis County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their sister. Officials stated that Jessica touched lives all across the agency.  She was highly
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Jessica and for those who have lost her
regarded by her peers.  She was a true professional who gave her life in the performance of her duties. She will be forever remembered. 

Jessica's loved ones are devastated over her tragic death. She will be forever mourned.

Jessica is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including her husband and her young son.

Thank you for your service to the community, Jessica.

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

September 19, 2014

Stephen Byus - American Contractor - killed in Afghanistan

Stephen Byus
Stephen Byus, age 39, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died on September 16, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Stephen Byus worked as a civilian employee at the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio, and went to Afghanistan in August of 2014.  He was working as a supply specialist and was helping with logistics and training.

Stephen was a Lieutenant in the Navy Reserves.

At about 8:00 a.m. on September 16, a Taliban suicide bomber drove a vehicle loaded with explosives into a foreign military convoy near the American Special Operations base, killing Stephen Byus, Major Michael Donahue and a Polish soldier.

Steve grew up in Wellston, Ohio and graduated from Wellston High School in 1993. 

He is described by military comrades as a family man, a mentor and a role model. He went the extra mile for others. He will be forever remembered. 

Steve's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death.  They describe him as a good guy who was cheerful and helpful to others.  He will be
Father, place Steve on the stairway to
Heaven
forever mourned.

Steve is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including his parents, 3 brothers; his wife, Valerie; and their children, Alexandria and Jacob.

Thank you for your service to your country, Stephen.  

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

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

Michael Donahue - U.S. Military Fatality - Afghanistan

Michael Donahue
Maj. Michael J. Donahue, age 41, of Columbus, Ohio, died on September 16, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

At about 8:00 a.m. on September 16, a Taliban suicide bomber drove a vehicle loaded with explosives into a foreign military convoy near the American Special Operations base, killing Michael Donahue, Stephen Byus, (a Navy Reservist), and a Polish soldier.

Michael was a native of Massachusetts. He graduated in 1990 from Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Massachusetts. He graduated from the DeVry Institute of Technology with an associate’s degree in electronics.

He enlisted in the Army in February of 1996. He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in April of 2000. He had been stationed at Fort Bragg since 2012.

His parents and his wife and children live in North Carolina.

This was his third combat tour of duty.

Michael's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. Military officials describe him as an exceptional officer and a huge part of their team. He will be forever remembered.

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for a previous deployment, and has received
Light a candle for Michael.  Light his
way to Heaven.
15 other awards and ribbons, including the Purple Heart.

Michael's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. Family members said that he was an avid Red Sox fan, was into running and marathons and had a heart of gold. He would do anything for anyone. He will be forever mourned.

Michael is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including his parents, Patricia and John Donahue; his sister, Joanne Nickerson; his wife, Sherri; and children - Victoria, Seamus, and Bailey.

Thank you for serving, Mike.

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

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

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.