A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN | The FBINAA Memory Roll
BY JEFF KRUITHOFF

 



At the Summer Training Conference in Quebec this past July, the attendees took a moment to reflect around the Memory Roll of those classmates who have passed in the previous year, or their passing just came to the attention of the National Office.

Remembering these fellow classmates who have passed brings us back to pleasant memories, and shared experiences; however also provides an opportunity to honor their participation in the finest Law Enforcement Organization today.
One hundred and thirty-four fellow classmates were remembered this year ranging from Session 50 to Session 269.  These classmates’ names were read during the opening ceremony as part of the traditional Memory Roll held each year.  This Memory Roll ceremony is very solemn and included a uniform officer from the Conference Host Chapter lighting a candle and saluting the memory table described below.  

Having a close friend remembered this year, I knew of all of the emotion and feeling of loss by family, friends, and coworkers during the services held at the time.  It is difficult to grasp that this happened 133 more times around the world as members of our association passed on. 

All the members honored in the ceremony cause the audience to reflect and remember, but this year two names had special mention during the Memory Roll.  The first was Sgt. Steve Perez from Session 210, who died in his personal vehicle while attempting to get to work at his station house during Hurricane Harvey.  His vehicle became trapped in high water, and Sgt. Perez drowned in the chaos of the storm.  Also remembered was William E. Schnakenberg from Session 118.  William’s son Robert is a graduate of Session 251 carrying on a FBINAA tradition in that family.

As the National Chaplain, I have been honored to represent the membership in conveying thoughts and prayers on your behalf to many of these families.  I take that responsibility as my most treasured task of being the Chaplain.  It also supports that in times like these, we can find strength and solace by leaning on our faith.  As a Christ follower, I would encourage all members to reach out in times of pain and loss to God as the source of peace in the chaos of life.

The tradition of the Memory Table is very humbling, and it does us well to review that each year.
1. The table, covered with a white cloth, symbolizes the loyalty and commitment of our fellow graduates throughout their career of service to their respective communities.
2. An encased and folded American Flag is placed on the table to represent the courage and sacrifice of our fellow graduates as they protected our freedom and provided a safe environment for the citizens they served.
3. A single red rose in a vase is placed on the table to symbolize the family and friends of our fellow graduates left behind.
4. A police hat and badge is placed on the table to symbolize the absence of our fellow graduates.
5. A white candle is placed on the table to be lit during the service as a constant reminder that our fellow graduates are not and will not be forgotten.
6. A framed list providing the name, session, and date of passing of each of our fellow graduates is posted on the table as a visible reminder of our fellow graduates and friends who have passed on.

The Memory Table, as always, remained on display throughout the 2018 Conference so attendees could review, reflect, and remember friends who had passed on.  For those who could not attend the Training Conference in Quebec, please take a moment to review and reflect on the following list of classmates.  Remember them fondly, and keep their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Jeff Kruithoff, Chaplain
jkruithoff@fbinaa.org
937-545-0227

THE 2018 FBINAA MEMORY ROLL


SESSION                    NAME                                                                       DATE OF PASSING

  50                             George Sprague                                                     December 15, 2003

  57                             Walter E. Gabriel                                                      November 6, 2005

  63                             Christopher Michael Kelly                                        December 17, 1962

  64                             Marion P. Beeler                                                      December 14, 2017

  65                             Sanford D. Garelik                                                    November 19, 2011

  69                             Walter A. Looney                                                     December 13, 2012

  71                             Ruel “Bucky” Rives                                                   October 22, 2017

  72                             Harold Compton                                                      January 21, 2018

  74                             Robert L. Hamele                                                     January 10, 2013

  74                             Paul F. O’Leary                                                          January 7, 2018

  76                             John Carpenter                                                        January 26, 2017

  77                             William F. Kraus                                                       August 26, 2017

  78                             Lawrence A. Hoffman Jr.                                         February 25, 2015

  80                             J. Marvin Phillips                                                     June 10, 2008

  81                             Frederick D. Thumhart, Sr.                                      July 6, 2017

  82                             Marion Taylor                                                         May 29, 2018

  85                             Wayland L. Archer                                                  February 8, 2014

  85                             Don Jarvis                                                               October 22, 2017  

  86                             John E. Cunningham                                              April 27, 2015  

  87                             Theodore L. “Ted” Noveski                                    November 17, 2014

  90                             Richard E. Christensen                                           June 30, 2017

  92                             Albert B. Homesley                                                July 7, 2017

  92                             Thomas G. McAndrews                                         July 11, 2017

  93                             Harold M. Mills                                                      April 16, 2016

  93                             Jimmy J. Horner                                                     September 2, 2017

  94                             Richard A. Lindsay                                                  June 25, 2017

  94                             Richard B. Deal                                                       October 17, 2013

  94                             John L. Swain                                                          December 15, 2016

  95                             Phillip O’Grady                                                       April 29, 2016

  95                             John B. Edwards                                                     July 11, 2017

  96                             John F. Reece Jr.                                                     July 5, 2015

  96                             Michael H. Boyle                                                     December 9, 2016

  96                             Noreen Skagen                                                       May 25, 2017

  96                             Gerald W. Bortz                                                       December 4, 2017

  96                             Ronald A. “Ron” Utz                                                June 20, 2018

  97                             William Hamilton                                                    February 9, 2018

  97                             Duane Caldwell                                                       June 26, 2018        

  99                             Robert E. Kelly                                                         February 3, 2007

  99                             Duane Jewell                                                           May 30, 2017                     

100                             William Trapnell                                                     January 6, 2015

100                             Raymond Zastrow                                                  September 5, 2017

101                             James Tobias                                                          June 23, 2013

101                             William J. Beach                                                     July 28, 2016

101                             Ernest “Ernie” Dodson                                            March 2, 2018

102                             Michael R. Hanrahan                                              August 6, 2013

102                             Kenneth R. Schneider                                             March 1, 2016

102                             T. William Knapp                                                    September 1, 2017

102                             Arvel “Buddy” Acoach                                            January 22, 2018

102                             William P. Jones                                                      August 22, 2017

103                             Billy McGaha                                                           January 13, 2018

105                             Francis J. Varney                                                      August 4, 2005

105                             Frank X. Kraft                                                           June 8, 2018

107                             Robert C. Key                                                           August 21, 2017

108                             Gordon G. Ballard                                                    July 29, 2017

109                             Joseph Silva                                                             May 27, 2018

109                             Donald F. Dupies                                                     November 13, 2011

110                             William “The Bear” Fogle                                        September 2, 2000

110                             James W. Huffman                                                  December 23, 2017

110                             Marvin Herrington                                                  December 27, 2017

111                             Harry Bode                                                              December 21, 2016

111                             John W. Thorpe                                                       May 4, 2016

113                             Benny F. Musso                                                       August 10, 2017

113                             Joseph V. Clark                                                        October 20, 2017

113                             Joan Yale                                                                 May 24, 2018

114                             Robert L. Longdue                                                  February 5, 2018

114                             Donald L. Bohnert                                                   June 21, 2018

116                             A. Lewis McCarty                                                    January 19, 2018

117                             Knut Ingo Robberstad                                            Norway, European Chapter

118                             William “Donald” Maxwell                                      July 27, 2017

118                             William E. Schnakenberg                                        November 20, 2017

121                             David Moonitz                                                        February 24, 2016

122                             Charles J. McGowan                                               April 30, 2018

123                          W. Michael Johnson                                          December 1, 2017

126                             Richard Saldivar                                                      July 31, 2017

126                             James E. Gray                                                          October 23, 2017

126                             Donald Saviers                                                        February 16, 2018

128                             Gary T. Durham                                                      October 9, 2017

131                             Joseph P. Jasmer                                                    October 15, 2017

131                             Kai Erik Tordal                                                        Norway, European Chapter

133                             James E. Hoffmann                                                September 24, 2015

135                             John P. O’Quinn                                                     December 31, 2010

135                             Robert M. Salas                                                      February 2, 2018

136                             Michael W. Bischoff                                               October 5, 2016

136                             Phillip C. Hambrick                                                August 2, 2017

136                             Dennis “C.W.” Smith                                              June 10, 2018

136                             William T. Shearer                                                  January 13, 2018

140                             Cletus W. Keating                                                   August 6, 2017

140                             James R. Bigam                                                      September 28, 2016

140                             James Reonas Jr.                                                    June 24, 2017

142                             Joseph Hatfield                                                      January 23, 2018

143                             Donald Paul Taylor                                                 November 12, 2017

144                             Robert R. Colangelo                                               November 24, 2017

144                             Walter G. Klingner                                                  February 26, 2017

146                             Robert J. Tramp                                                      October 25, 2015

147                             George E. Tittle Jr.                                                  December 19, 2017

152                             Jerry Long                                                               August 19, 2017

153                             David F. Hall                                                            June 21, 2018

155                             Sharon M. Funderburk                                            June 30, 2017

159                             Jeffrey Haig                                                             January 16, 2015

159                             Rick J. Townsend                                                     December 7, 2017

161                             Douglas L. Knight                                                    April 13, 2018

164                             Frederick Brotschul                                                April 16, 2018

165                             James M. McInerny II                                             November 15, 1017

169                             Richard “Rick” Wellner                                           April 5, 2018

172                             Ralph J. Doles, Jr.                                                   December 14, 2015

172                             Richard Madrid                                                      December 3, 2017

175                             Zsigmond Szabo                                                    Hungary, European Chapter

182                             Ion Sotirescu                                                          Romania, European Chapter

183                             John A. Blanco                                                        December 23, 2013

184                             Ronald E. Anderson                                                October 10, 2012

184                             Geary W. Mosley                                                    February 1, 2018

185                             Larry D. Smith                                                        December 16, 2011

185                             Richard F. Fisher                                                     November 15, 2017

188                             Matthew Fine                                                         April 8, 2018

189                             Bob Randall                                                            United Kingdom

189                             Donald C. Orren                                                     December 10, 2015

190                             Robert J. Osiecki                                                    March 11, 2016

193                             Eugene “Butch” Howard                                        January 30, 2018

194                             James R. Dunlap                                                    April 27, 2017

195                             James “Richie” Johnson III                                     November 27, 2017

198                             Ralph Reese                                                           June 15, 2013

200                             Louis A. Dirker, II                                                    February 5, 2016

201                             Steven M. Claus                                                     June 12, 2018

202                             Stephen L. Clark                                                     August 16, 2017

202                             Steven P. Duncan                                                   February 12, 2018

229                             William J. Nemetz                                                  May 1, 2018

210                             Steve A. Perez                                                        August 29, 2017

210                             Matthew J. Simeone, Jr.                                         March 27, 2009                             

235                             Brenda J. Slovak                                                     July 25, 2017

240                             Keith Pepiton                                                         January 6, 2018

247                             Ward S. Webb                                                       March 27, 2018

250                             Charles F. Scavuzzo                                               September 15, 2017

269                             Stephen R. Misetic                                                March 3, 2018

FBI                              Richard Price III                                                     April 30, 2018

 

 

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