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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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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 ...

Patrick Crow Jr

September 23, 1980 - - October 19, 2020

Patrick Duane Crow, Jr. was born on September 23, 1980 in Pine Ridge, SD to Patrick Crow, Sr. and Geraldine Brown. Patrick, Jr. made his journey to the Spirit World on October 19, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. Patrick, Jr. is survived by his mother, Geraldine Brown; spouse, Amanda Jack; daughters, Alicia Crow, Alexis Crow and Patricia Crow; sons, Patrick Crow III and Malakai Ferna ...

Martie Chase Alone

March 09, 1985 - - October 10, 2020

Martie Lynn Chase Alone was born on March 9, 1986 in Pine Ridge, SD to Connie Apple and Marty Chase Alone, Sr. Martie made her journey to the Spirit World on October 10, 2020 at the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, CO. Martie is survived by her father, Marty (Lori) Chase Alone of Federal Heights, CO; mother, Connie Apple of Manderson, SD; daughter, Adrianna Schmidt of Por ...

Kurt Cross

January 02, 1973 - - September 24, 2020

It is with a heartbroken heart that we announce the passing of Kurt Cross, Tasunke Luzahan (Fast Horse) on Sept. 24, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Kurt was born on January 2, 1973, 7 minutes after his twin brother Kevin Cross, in Chadron, NE. Since they were twins, they were raised by the entire family or tiospaye including all the Aunties, Uncles, Grandmas, and Grandpas. ...

Joseph Clifford

April 16, 1976 - - September 10, 2020

Joseph C. Clifford was born on April 16, 1976 in Pine Ridge, SD to Joseph L. Clifford, Jr. and Pamela D. Giago. Joe made his journey to the Spirit World on September 10, 2020 in Rapid City, SD. Joe is survived by his mother, Pamela “Penny” Giago; fathers, Joe “Buz” Clifford and Warren “Papa” Giago; daughters, Naloni Rain Little Bear, Raina Christine Clifford, and ...

William Clifford

December 24, 1988 - - September 06, 2020

William Lee Clifford, Sr. was born on December 24,1988 in Pine Ridge, SD to Joseph Lee Clifford, Jr. and Annabelle June Martinez. William made his journey to the Spirit World on September 6, 2020 in Rapid City, SD. William is survived by his father, Joseph Lee Clifford Jr.; children, Jaliyah A. Clifford, Lanayah White Magpie, Kha’Nie Clifford, Anita “AJ” Clifford, Carlos ...

Elizabeth Chase Alone

August 21, 1958 - - July 25, 2020

Elizabeth Joan Chase Alone was born on August 21, 1958 in Lander, WY to George Chase Alone and Mary (Armour) Chase Alone. Elizabeth made her journey to the Spirit World on July 25, 2020 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Elizabeth is survived by her mother, Mary (Armour) Chase Alone; children, Irving Jumping Eagle, Maureen Jumping Eagle, Roland Chase Alone, ...

Mona Clifford

April 16, 1952 - - July 20, 2020

Mona Rose Clifford was born on April 16, 1952 to Paul Seth Clifford and Frannie Siers Clifford-Karr. She was one of eight children. She was a loving, caring and devoted sister to Irene Clifford, Paul Thomas Clifford, Francine Clifford, Barbara Joan Clifford, Todd Aldridge Clifford, Paulette Clifford, and Mary Jodie Brown. After a long battle of illness, she fell asleep in deat ...

Joshua Cuny

May 09, 1986 - - July 04, 2020

Joshua David Cuny-Bird Bear was born on May 9, 1986 in Logan, UT to Duane Bird Bear and Caroline Cuny. Joshua made his journey to the Spirit World on July 4, 2020 in Martin, SD. Joshua is survived by his mother, Caroline V. Cuny of Porcupine, SD; spouse, Nakina Yellow Hair of Martin, SD; daughters, Ataliya Cuny, Jayalynn Cuny, and Summer Yellow Hair all of Martin, SD; sons, J ...

Dale Catches Jr

December 02, 1971 - - June 23, 2020

Dale “Tuffy” Francis Catches, Jr. was born on December 2, 1971 in Pine Ridge, SD to Dale F. Catches, Sr. and Regina Tobacco. Dale made his journey to the Spirit World on June 23, 2020 in Sioux Falls, SD. “Tuffy” is survived by his mother, Regina Tobacco; sons, Dale and Bradley Two Eagles; siblings, Heather Poor Bear, Wayland Tobacco, Harold Tobacco, Sr., Dale Warrior, ...

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