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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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Dakota Bibian

March 23, 1985 - - July 13, 2020

Funeral arrangements for Dakota Bibian-Old Horse, age 35 of Rapid City, SD, are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. Dakota made her journey to the Spirit World on July 13, 2020 in Rapid City, SD.

Patricia Bad Wound

January 20, 1971 - - July 10, 2020

Funeral arrangements for Patricia Bad Wound, age 49 of Rapid City, SD, are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. Patricia made her journey to the Spirit World on July 10, 2020 at her home in Rapid City, SD.

Lisa Gibbons

December 28, 1963 - - July 09, 2020

Lisa Ann Gibbons was born on December 28, 1963 in Rapid City, SD to Leo Anthony Gibbons and Joan (Martin) Gibbons. Lisa made her journey to the Spirit World on July 9, 2020 at her home in Rapid City, SD. Lisa is survived by her daughter, Danielle Gibbons of Rapid City, SD; grandchildren, Jaylene Two Bulls, Sophia Two Bulls, Kylus Black Tail Deer, Henry Black Tail Deer, Jr., D ...

Sean Brown Eyes

March 03, 1990 - - July 08, 2020

Sean Erroll Brown Eyes was born on March 3, 1990 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Thomas Norman Brown Eyes and Sarah Red Paint–Brown Eyes. Sean made his journey to the Spirit World on July 8, 2020 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Sean is survived by his mother, Sarah Red Paint; step-sons, Austin Richards and Matthew Richards; sisters, Lori Red Paint, Elizabeth Br ...

Karen White Thunder

September 11, 1961 - - July 08, 2020

Karen Rose White Thunder was born on September 11, 1961 in Pine Ridge, SD to Kenneth White Thunder and Alice (Pumpkin Seed) White Thunder. Karen made her journey to the Spirit World on July 8, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Karen is survived by her daughter, Janelle (Ponca) Brewer of Sharps Corner, SD; son, Dwight “Jimmy” Ponca, Jr. of Sharps Corn ...

Richard Janis

November 26, 1946 - - July 07, 2020

Richard Lynn “Butch” Janis “Ozuye Tahinsni” was born on November 26, 1946 in Pine Ridge, SD to Richard H. Janis and Carolyn F. (Ferguson) Janis. Richard made his journey to the Spirit World on July 7, 2020 at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin, SD. Richard is survived by his mother, Carolyn F. Janis; spouse, Marlene J. Janis; daughters, Lynn F. (Philip Zimiga, Sr.) ...

Troy Richards

January 22, 1983 - - July 07, 2020

Troy Benton Richards was born on January 22, 1983 in Pine Ridge, SD to Ronald Richards, Sr. and Denise (Black Feather) Richards. Troy made his journey to the Spirit World on July 7, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Troy is survived by his parents, Ron Richards, Sr. and Denise (Black Feather) Richards; siblings, Aloysius (Brionne Hopkins) Richards, Wicon ...

Terrial Fineran

June 14, 1961 - - July 06, 2020

Terrial Rae Fineran was born on June 14th, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska while her dad was stationed at Offit Air Force Base. Terrial passed away on July 6, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, D. She is survived by her brothers, Martin Fineran of Denver, CO, Myron Fineran of Yellow Bear, SD, Milton Fineran of Yellow Bear, SD, and Marlin Fineran of Wanblee, SD; niece ...

Pablo Rodriguez Jr

November 08, 1986 - - July 06, 2020

Funeral arrangements for Pablo Rodriguez, Jr., age 33 of Denver, CO, are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. Pablo made his journey to the Spirit World on July 6, 2020 in Denver, CO.

Leo Starr-Iron Horse

April 17, 2020 - - July 06, 2020

Leo Edward Starr-Iron Horse, 2 month old baby boy, was born on April 17, 2020 in Pine Ridge, SD to Austin Lee Starr and Kimberly Lakiya Iron Horse. Leo made his journey to the Spirit World on July 6, 2020 in Oglala, SD. Leo is survived by his parents, Kimberly Lakiya Iron Horse and Austin Lee Starr; siblings, Kellen Iron Horse, Khloe Iron Horse, Alice Starr, and Ariella Starr ...

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