Category Archives: off-duty

EMT J.D. Kurtz – End of Watch : 9/28/2011


Rest in peace EMT J.D. Kurtz. The West Alexandria EMS is in my prayers.

West Alexandria (and Preble County) buried a great man yesterday. He recently had his 35th birthday. He leaves behind a loving wife, Angie, of 14 years; 1 daughter, Aubree; 2 sons, Ian & Easton. Donations may be made to a Memorial Fund set up for J.D.’s Children at any Fifth Third Bank.

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2 Off-Duty Police Officers killed in Car Accidents this weekend

Two officers were killed in off-duty accidents. Both are still under investigation but it appears that one was the fault of a drunk driver, and the other was now wearing his seat belt.

To all my friends and readers out there, I can not stress enough the importance of wearing your seat belt. Not just during the Click-It or Ticket campaign, but every time you are in a car.

Also, always be alert while you are driving. If you notice someone weaving or crossing the yellow line, choose safety and pull off. If you see someone driving in an unsafe manner, get to a safe place.

Officer Kevin Jessup – End of Watch(DATE)

Rest in peace Officer Kevin Jessup. The NYPD is in my prayers.

Deputy Matthew Swain – End of Watch:9/11/2011

Rest in peace Deputy Matthew Swain. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is in my prayers.

Off-Duty accidents claim the lives of two officers.

Two officers died due to off-duty accidents. I usually honor primarily “line of Duty” deaths since there are dedicated websites to get the information. But MCA System – Blue Alert notified me of these. Since it’s “how these men lived” that make them heroes, I choose to honor them here. Please also remember to “be safe out there”, even when off-duty. Wear a helmet.


Shawn McGibbons – End of Watch 8/9/2011 Rest in peace Officer McGibbons. The San Antonio Police Department is in my prayers.

Officer Jarrod Louis Stathers – End of Watch 9/8/2011
Rest in peace Kimberly Police Officer and Trussville firefighter Jarrod Louis Stathers. The Kimberly Police Department and the Trussville Fire Department is in my prayers.