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The listings below represent the services of those men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty as a police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical technician. Our Fallen Heroes also include military personnel who died in active service, including members of the Coast Guard, or Army Reserve.

A hero is someone who does what he or she can, despite the personal cost, when it needs to be done. Our Fallen Heroes put themselves in harm's way while protecting and serving a community, and paid the ultimate price. We are honored to be entrusted with their memory.

In this way we know that we help you to remember the courage of those who put their lives on the line defending life, liberty, and the property of others.

If the person you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your Fallen Hero. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Cora Bird Hat

April 27, 1950 - - July 16, 2018

Cora Pearl (Thunder Bull) Bird Hat was born on April 27, 1950 in Pine Ridge, SD to Vincent and Ella (Imitates Dog) Thunder Bull. Cora made her journey to the Spirit World on July 16, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Cora is survived by her husband, Clinton Bird Hat of Ashland, MT; children, Heidi Merrill of Kyle, SD, Vincent Merrill of Rapid City, S ...

Floyd Brings Plenty

January 11, 1956 - - July 10, 2018

Floyd Patrick Brings Plenty was born on January 11, 1956 in Pine Ridge, SD to Leo Brings Plenty and Vera (Badger) Brings Plenty. Floyd made his journey to the Spirit World on July 10, 2018 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO. Floyd is survived by his spouse, Sherri Ten Fingers of Oglala, SD; daughters, Candice Brings Plenty of Portland, OR, Kristin Brings P ...

Lahoma Red Elk

July 05, 1986 - - July 10, 2018

Lahoma Alice Red Elk was born on July 5, 1986 in Gordon, NE to Lawrence Cortez, Sr. and Julia Ann (Broken Rope) Ireland. Lahoma made her journey to the Spirit World on July 10, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Lahoma is survived by her spouse, Jesse Red Elk of Rapid City, SD; children, Creighton Cortez, Michael Red Elk, Pheonix Red Elk, Jesse Red El ...

Paul Daugherty

September 10, 1967 - - July 09, 2018

Paul Louis Daugherty was born on September 10, 1967 in Pine Ridge, SD to Forest Daugherty and Elizabeth Red Feather. Paul made his journey to the Spirit World on July 9, 2018 at his home in Rapid City, SD. Paul is survived by his children, Wallace Cody Daugherty of Bismarck, ND, Rayonna Bissonette of Pine Ridge, SD, Kyla Provost of Rockyford, SD, Vera Daugherty and Olivia Dau ...

Anne Fineran

January 03, 1921 - - July 08, 2018

Anne Margaret (Around Him) Fineran “Tahin Yangli Wajin Win”, was born on January 3, 1921 at home in Porcupine, SD to John Around Him, Sr. and Emily Iron Cloud. Anne made her journey to the Spirit World on July 8, 2018 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Anne served on many boards around the Pine Ridge area since 1975. Among those were the School Board, Person ...

Misty Rich

September 03, 1981 - - July 08, 2018

Misty Lea Two Bulls-Rich was born on September 3, 1981 in Rapid City, SD to Fred Two Bulls II and Pearl McLaughlin. Misty made her journey to the Spirit World on July 8, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Misty is survived by her children, Leighton Rich, Jordan Rich, and Keith Rich all of Rapid City, SD; brothers, Fred Two Bulls III of Rapid City, SD, ...

Virgil Colhoff

March 21, 1961 - - July 06, 2018

Virgil John Colhoff was born on March 21, 1961 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Verdell and Josephine (Bettelyoun) Colhoff. Virgil made his journey to the Spirit World on July 6, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. Virgil is survived by his boys, John-John and Tuffy Colhoff, his daughter, Jayde Bettelyoun; his godson Christopher Walking Eagle; and his goddaughter, Shianne Dillon. Virgil is ...

Philomena Iron Boy

December 04, 1978 - - July 05, 2018

Philomena Lorna Iron Boy, "Sinte Sapa Tahca Win", was born on December 4, 1978 in Pine Ridge, SD to Wyolin and Brenda (Jealous) Iron Boy. Philomena made her journey to the Spirit World on July 5, 2018 at the I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Philomena is survived by her siblings, Wyola New Holy, Weldon Spotted Eagle, Sr. and Lonnie Iron Boy; hunka daughter, Marlee Randall; hu ...

Raymond New Holy

August 02, 1963 - - July 05, 2018

Ringo New Holy, 54, of Elizabethtown, died at home peacefully, Thursday, July 5, 2018. Born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, he was the son of the late Ambrose New Holy and Keva Ghost. Ringo attended Oglala Community School and Bennett County School where he excelled as a cross country and track athlete. He was a member of the Oglala Lakota Nati ...

Ruth Weston

September 18, 1938 - - June 28, 2018

Ruth Esther Weston was born on September 18, 1938 at the I.H.S Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. She was born to Gilbert and Nancy (Brown Eyes) Weston. Ruth passed away at the Rapid City Regional Hospital on the early morning of June 28, 2018. She went to elementary school at Porcupine Day School in Porcupine, SD. She went to High School at Pine Ridge High School. She received her G ...

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