To honor the life of each fallen firefighter, law enforcement officer and military servicemen/women as well as working with each family to create a celebration of life for their Hero. We will create a memorial page on A Hero's Tribute.Org which will include their most precious photos and memories. It is of the utmost importance that we show these families that our country has not and will not ever forget their sacrifice.
To Our Fallen Heroes Families:
Our hearts, prayers and deepest sympathy's go out to your family. It's not just your fallen hero that served and sacrificed for the freedoms of us all.
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." by John F. Kennedy
Our 2018 Fall Tour!
We originally had planned on starting our Tribute Tour during the summer of 2018 visiting with our fallen heroes families. Because we are planning some exciting things for Operation Prayer Pals we want to include that in our tour so we want to take the time to do it right.
Dave and Rob from Puppets Inc will be creating life size versions of our Drill Sgt. and Granny Brigade. They will be touring with us and we hope to work with the different associations that support our military, fire and police.
Families Mourn 15 Marines, 1 Navy Sailor Killed in Plane Crash
The 15 Marines and one sailor who were killed in the crash of a KC-130T this week, from left to right. First row: Maj. Caine M. Goyette; Capt. Sean E. Elliott; Gunnery Sgt. Mark A. Hopkins; Gunnery Sgt. Brendan C. Johnson. Second row: Staff Sgt. Joshua Snowden; Sgt. Owen J. Lennon; Sgt. Julian M. Kevianne; Cpl. Daniel I. Baldassare. Third row: Cpl. Collin J. Schaaff; Staff Sgt. William Kundrat; Staff Sgt. Robert H. Cox; Sgt. Talon R. Leach. Fourth row: Sgt. Chad E. Jenson; Sgt. Joseph J. Murray; Sgt. Dietrich A. Schmieman; Petty Officer Second Class Ryan Lohrey. Credit United States Marine Corps
Our thought's and prayers go out to their families and comrades.
We'd like to welcome our new corporate sponsors Scrapping Simply. They will be donating the 8 x 10 memorial portraits that we give families of Fallen Heroes They are also providing printing at cost for projects will are doing with Operation Prayer Pals.
Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, left, and Trooper Berke M. M. Bates of the Virginia State Police were killed in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Credit Virginia State Police
Authorities near the site where the helicopter crashed after monitoring a rally of white nationalists. Credit Shelby Lum/Richmond Times-Dispatch, via Associated Press
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Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard died Saturday from gunshot wounds he suffered when he and fellow officer Matthew Baxter were shot during a routine stop in Kissimmee's McLaren Circle area.
Sgt. Howard, 36 served with the police dept. for 10 years. Officer Baxter 27 had been with the dept. for 3 years.
We send our sincerest condolences to their families and fellow officers.
Two Kissimmee Police Officers Fatally Shot
Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard
Sara holds a MA in Bible Studies from South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, and a BFA from Mass. College of Art. She has published numerous articles and has written four children’s books, A Christmas Dinosaur, To Egypt and Back, Running Away, and Count of Worm. Her newest book "Blink" was just published by Ambassador International (May 15, 2017)
Sara and I have been close friends and colleges since 2008. She loves the Lord and loves sharing the gospel. She has supported and has accepted the position as A Hero's Tribute's Vice President and we are beyond blessed having her be a part of our organization.
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An artillery round meant to be fired at an Islamic State target in northern Iraq on Sunday exploded prematurely killing two American soldiers, defense officials said.
The two soldiers were identified as Sergeant Allen L. Stigler Jr., 22, and Sergeant Roshain E. Brooks, 30.
The soldiers and five others wounded in the blast were evacuated by helicopter from an undisclosed fire base in Iraq, where American
Two 82d Airborne Paratroopers Killed in Iraq
troops are aiding Iraq forces in their continuing battle with ISIS after the militants were ousted from their Mosul stronghold last month, Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Monday.
Deputy Constable Mark Diebold
Tarrant County (TX) Constable's Office - Precinct 5
End of Watch: September 7, 2017
Deputy Constable Mark Diebold suffered a fatal heart attack following tactical team qualifications. Members of the tactical team started CPR and Deputy Constable Diebold was taken to the hospital where he died. Deputy Constable is the ninth officer fatality from the
state of Texas.
Sergeant Perez drowned in his vehicle while trying to report for duty during Hurricane Harvey's devastating flooding. Sergeant Perez is the eighth officer fatality from the state of Texas
Sergeant Steve Perez
Houston (TX) Police Department
End of Watch: August 27, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt
Lake County (CA) Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: August 22, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a fight call involving several individuals.
Deputy Sheriff Rumfelt left the scene and suffered a medical emergency causing his patrol car to leave the roadway and strike a tree
Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Clark
Quitman County (MS) Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: August 13, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Clark was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a call. Deputy Clark's patrol car left the roadway when he swerved to avoid hitting two animals in the road.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross, Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway and Pfc. Ruben Velasco.
Sara Jewell, founder and president of TeamofGod.Org will be heading up our Prayer and bible study programs for both Operation Prayer Pals and Prayer Warriors.
Police Officer William A. Mathews
Wayzata (MN) Police Department
End of Watch: September 8, 2017
Police Officer William A. Mathews was struck and killed by a vehicle while clearing debris from the roadway. Officer Mathews responded to a call about potential traffic hazards on the highway when he was struck. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges
Hardee County (FL) Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: September 10, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges was killed in an automobile crash during Hurricane Irma. Deputy Bridges was leaving an evacuation shelter in Hardee County in her patrol vehicle. She was headed home to get supplies before returning to the shelter when she was involved in a collision with Sergeant Joseph Ossman of the Florida Department of Corrections.
After many requests to do family memorials we have Dragonfly-Memories.Com to help raise funds for A Hero's Tribute. Net proceeds go to help with memorials and with Operation Prayer Pals. Please take a moment to visit and we'd be honored to help you celebrate your loved one's life.
Sergeant Joseph Ossman
Florida Department of Corrections
End of Watch: September 10, 2017
Sergeant Joseph Ossman was killed in an automobile crash during Hurricane Irma. Sergeant Ossman was reporting for his shift at the Hardee Correctional Institution when he was involved in a collision with Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges of the Hardee County Sheriff's Office.
Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani was shot and killed while attempting to take action during a robbery while off duty.
Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani
Puerto Rico (PR) Police Department