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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
We are so excited to introduce you to our new corporate sponsor Dave Sanders and all the gang at Puppets Inc. for donating the AWESOME Puppets we are going to use for our Operation Prayer Pals!
This has been a dream of mine for a very long time and it would not be possible without the generosity of puppetsinc.com
To Dave, Rob & the guys we will do you PROUD!
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.
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.
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.
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
Police Officer Elias Martinez succumbed to his injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash one week earlier while escorting permitted loads on Gulf Freeway in League City, Texas. Officer Martinez is the 4th law enforcement officer to be killed in a motorcycle crash in 2017 and the tenth officer fatality from the state of Texas.
Police Officer Elias Martinez
Metropolitan Transit Authority (TX) PD
End of Watch: September 17, 2017
Trooper Timothy O'Neill
Michigan State Police
Trooper Timothy O'Neill was killed in a motorcycle crash while on duty and riding his department motorcycle. Trooper O'Neill is the 5th law enforcement officer to be killed in a motorcycle crash in 2017 and the second officer fatality from the state of Michigan.