Dedicated to local heroes lost…many who also served in the military including tours of war, and a reminder of why we should honor them while they’re with us…
New Orleans Police Officer Nicola D. Cotton was killed in the line of duty in New Orleans. Officer Cotton was 8-weeks pregnant at the time of her untimely death. The suspect was a mental illness patient who was released against the orders of the Deputy Coroner who committed the suspect. Our prayers are with Officer Cotton and her family and loved ones. (2 Feb 2008) View More Info | Funeral Info | video-embed.nola.com
This senseless shooting broke my heart and left me in a state of shock. NYPD Detective Russel Timoshenko died after injuries sustained during a routine traffic stop. Officer Timoshenko and his partner, NYPD Officer Herman Yan, were ambushed by career criminal armed robbers in a stolen vehicle with illegal weapons. One of the career criminal shooters is also a rapist.
Officer Yan survived the attack, but after several days, Officer Timoshenko never recovered from wounds received. A truly devastating loss as he was truly a very nice and well loved person whose life was taken by persons without hearts. Officer Timoshenko was posthumously promoted to Detective, as well as his surviving partner, Detective Yan. Prayers will always be continually with Detective Timoshenko, his family and loved ones and may we all watch over Detective Yan for his safety. (16 Jul 2007)
East Palo Alto Police Officer and former U.S. Marine Richard May was killed while breaking up a street fight on January 7, 2006. Officer May founded the local P.A.L. in East Palo Alto. View More Info
Three FDNY Heroes Fallen In Two Separate Fires in NYC (Jan 23 2005)
In Bronx, NY, Lt. Curtis Meyran (46) of Battalion 26 and Firefighter John Bellew (37) of Ladder 27 were both killed during a fire rescue after jumping five stories to the ground from a burning building. Four other firefighters took the same jump and were hospitalized in critical condition. Firefighter Brendan Cawley, one of the other four hospitalized, lost his brother, Firefighter Michael Cawley, in the WTC attack on Sept. 11, 2001.
On the same day in a separate fire in Brooklyn, Firefighter Richard Sclafani (37) of Ladder 103 was killed during a fire rescue attempt. Our prayers and love are with their family and loved ones. May their efforts never be forgotten. (Jan. 23 2005)
Respected NYPD Detectives Robert Parker and Patrick Rafferty, of the 67th Precinct, were recently killed on September 10, 2004 during a response to a domestic violence call. They left behind a legacy of respect of admiration from fellow officers and various members of the community. Our continual prayers are with their family and loved ones.
Newington, Connecticut Master Police Officer Peter Lavery was killed during a response to a domestic violence call. Schools and certain government offices were closed on Jan. 4, 2005 in memory of Officer Lavery and to allow for attendance of his funeral. Our prayers, love and support go out to his family and loved ones. (05 Jan 2005)
Respected Jersey City, New Jersey Mayor Glenn Cunningham, died of a heart attack on May 25, 2004. He was a former U.S. Marine, U.S. Marshal, and Jersey City, New Jersey Police Officer. His untiring works will never be forgotten by members of the community. Our continual prayers are with his family and loved ones.
NYPD Officer Jehova Delgado (27), of Brooklyn’s 75th Precinct was killed today (Feb 13, 2005) in a traffic accident while off duty. He has been a New York City police officer for 4 years now. He will be surely missed by members of the force as well as members of the community where he was well respected.
NYPD Officer Daniel Enchautegui (28) was recently shot and killed off-duty upon returning to his home and finding two burglars. A gunfight ensued. One of the suspects apprehended thanks to the diligence of Officer Enchautegui is famed actor Lillo Brancato Jr. (A Bronx Tale, The Sopranos, Enemy of the State and more). Our prayers and love go out to the family and loved ones of Officer Enchautegui.
NYPD Officer Dillon Stewart (35) was recently killed in the line of duty. Mortally wounded, Stewart successfully pursued one of the suspects, which led to their arrest. Stewart is survived by his wife and two children. Our prayers and love are with his family and loved ones. (29 Nov 2005)
DeKalb Police Officer Eric Barker (33) and DeKalb Police Officer Ricky Bryant Jr. (26) were recently killed while working at their second jobs as security guards. Bryant was a two-year veteran of the department, and Barker was a four-year veteran. Our prayers will always be with both their families and loved ones. (16 Jan 2008)
Los Angeles SWAT Officer Randal Simmons (51), a 27-year veteran, was killed during a domestic violence standoff in San Fernando Valley, California. Officer Simmons is the first SWAT officer to be killed in the line of fire in the unit’s nearly 40-year history. Officer Simmons was a devoted church member, respected community leader, loving husband and father. Our prayers will always be with his family and loved ones. (7 Feb 2008) View a very touching tribute attended by thousands
Dallas police Senior Cpl. Victor Lozada-Tirado (49) lost control of his motorcycle while escorting Sen. Hillary Clinton’s motorcade, and died shortly afterwards. He is survived by his wife and four children. Our prayers will always be with his family and loved ones. (22 Feb 2008)