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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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Jerry Bear Shield Sr

January 04, 1949 - - October 24, 2020

Jerry Jesse Bear Shield, Sr. was born on January 4, 1949 in Pine Ridge, SD to Matthew Bear Shield and Edna (Blue Bird-Grabbing Bear) Apple. Jerry made his journey to the Spirit World on October 24, 2020 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY. Jerry is survived his son, Jerry Bear Shield, Jr.; siblings, Juliana Parra Munoz and Robert Red Shirt; and hunka siblings, Darrell ...

Gwen Bull Bear

March 29, 1958 - - October 24, 2020

Gwen Nita Bull Bear was born on March 29, 1958 in Pine Ridge, SD to John Byrd and Donna (Martin Patrick) Mae Garnette. Nita made her journey to the Spirit World on November 23, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA. Nita grew up in Kyle, SD and after some time moved with her children, Kathy and Donna Mae to California where she resided for 30 years. Nita had a ...

Mona Mesteth

November 07, 1961 - - October 23, 2020

Mona Rose Mesteth was born on November 7, 1961 in Pine Ridge, SD to Matt Mesteth, Sr. and Georgia Tail. Mona made her journey to the Spirit World on October 23, 2020 at the Lead-Deadwood Monument Hospital in Lead, SD. Mona is survived by her mother, Georgia Tail; daughters, Rachael Brown Bull, Miranda Brown Bull and Sarah Brown Bull; sons, Jackson Mesteth, Ira Brown Bull and E ...

Leon LaDeaux

March 19, 1962 - - October 22, 2020

Leon Anthony LaDeaux was born on March 19, 1962 in Pine Ridge, SD to Antoine LaDeaux and Marlene Bad Bear. Leon made his journey to the Spirit World on October 22, 2020 in Pine Ridge, SD. Leon is survived by his son, Angelo Richards; granddaughter, Sioux Dawn Bianas; siblings, Lisa Looks Twice, Abraham LaDeaux, Jr., Marla LaDeaux, Bernadine LaDeaux, Cleo LaDeaux, and Melanie ...

Cleone Ice

February 24, 1933 - - October 21, 2020

Cleone Dorothy Ice was born on February 24, 1933 in Pine Ridge, SD to Mabel Runs Against-Ice and Alec Ice. Cleone made her journey to the Spirit World on October 21, 2020 at the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home in Pine Ridge, SD. Cleone is survived by her daughters, Vicki Left Hand of Wounded Knee, SD and Dorothy Sun Bear of Wounded Knee, SD; son, Dave Rowland, Sr. of Mitchell ...

Sharon Clifford

April 30, 1948 - - October 21, 2020

Sharon Kathleen (Twiss) Clifford was born on April 30, 1948 in Porcupine, SD to William Twiss and Bessie Rock. Sharon made her journey to the Spirit World on October 21, 2020 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Sharon was born at home in Porcupine to Bessie Rock and William “Billy” Twiss. She spent most of her childhood in Porcupine, SD. While growing up ...

Audrey Lakota

May 10, 1965 - - October 21, 2020

Audrey June Lakota was born on May 10, 1965 in Pine Ridge, SD to Harry Lakota and Pearl (Red Breast Bear) Lakota. Audrey made her journey to the Spirit World on October 21, 2020 in Denver, CO. Audrey graduated from Red Cloud High School. She loved to ride horses. She enjoyed being around family and friends. Audrey was a great mother, sister, auntie, and grandma. Audrey is su ...

Annabelle Brave

March 11, 1943 - - October 20, 2020

Annabelle Between Lodge-Brave was born on March 11, 1943 in Oglala, SD to Walter Between Lodge and Nellie Frogg. Annabelle made her journey to the Spirit World on October 20, 2020 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Annabelle is survived by her children, Albert Brave,Jr., Mona Brave, Donald Brave, Sr., and Nadene Morrison; grandchildren, Brooke, Cyrus, Dylan, ...

Ervine Palmier

August 22, 1943 - - October 20, 2020

Ervene Michele Palmier was born on August 22, 1943 in Oregon to Louis Palmier and Zona Gallego. Ervene made her journey to the Spirit World on October 20, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls, SD. Ervene attended Oglala Community School for all her primary education. After graduation, she joined the military and worked as a dental assistant in Rapid City, South ...

Ivan Standing Soldier

May 20, 1968 - - October 19, 2020

Ivan Ray Standing Soldier was born on May 20, 1968 in Pine Ridge, SD to Donald Bordeaux, Sr. and Florence Standing Soldier. Ivan made his journey to the Spirit World on October 19, 2020 in Pine Ridge, SD. Ivan is survived by his children, Tashina Standing Soldier, Lea Standing Soldier, Ashley Standing Soldier, and Angela Black Elk; siblings, Donald Standing Soldier, Jr., Bonn ...

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