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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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Liliana Garnier

October 14, 2020 - - October 14, 2020

Liliana Eve Garnier, 16 week old baby girl, was born and passed away on October 14, 2020 at her home in #6 Community, Oglala, SD. Liliana is survived by her parents, Dirk Garnier, Sr. and Naomi Evans both of #6 Community; sister, Lucy Garnier of #6 Community; brothers, Damien Garnier and Dirk Garnier, Jr.; grandmother, Myra Garner of Pine Ridge, SD; grandfathers, Dale & Stan G ...

Imogene Goings

September 21, 1948 - - September 04, 2020

Imogene Lois Goings was born September 21, 1948 to Ruth Janis and Lloyd Goings Sr. in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, where she lived most of her life. She attended and graduated from Holy Rosary Mission. She moved to California in 1966, and had her kids, Kevin, Ken and Kellie Walking Eagle. She then moved back to Pine Ridge and met her life partner, Patrick Larvie; with whom she had ...

Theresa Gowin

August 03, 1931 - - August 22, 2020

Theresa Marie Left Hand-Gowin was born to Andrew Frank Left Hand and Josephine Jessie (Marrowbone) Left Hand on August 3, 1931 in Pine Ridge, SD. She was blessed with two brothers, Eugene and Isaac, and three sisters, Cecelia Agnes, Catherine and Agatha. She also grew up with her cousins, Aloysius “Dominic” and Patrick Running Hawk, Stanley Kindle, Caroline Brown Bear, and ...

Mark Goings Sr

February 07, 1953 - - July 27, 2020

Mark Uriah Goings, Sr. was born on February 7, 1953 in Pine Ridge, SD to Luke Goings and Vivian Frazier-Goings. Mark, Sr. made his journey to the Spirit World on July 27, 2020 in Dawes County, NE. Mark attended elementary school and middle school in Pine Ridge, SD and high school at Holy Rosary Mission along with other various schools including the Pierre Indian Learning Cen ...

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 ...

Susan Good Buffalo

January 10, 1952 - - June 09, 2020

Funeral arrangements for Susan Karen King-Good Buffalo, age 68 of Rapid City, SD, are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD. Susan made her journey to the Spirit World on June 9, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Cecil Goings

July 26, 1972 - - May 13, 2020

Cecil Robert Goings was born on July 26, 1972 in Pine Ridge, SD to Franklin Dale Goings, Sr. and Joyce Grace Red Bear. Robert made his journey to the Spirit World on May 13, 2020 at the Monument Health Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City, SD. Robert is survived by his mother, Joyce G. Fisherman; daughter, Crystal Bad Wound; sons, Julian and Jared Goings; siblings, Frank Goings, J ...

Raquel Garnier

June 15, 1971 - - May 03, 2020

Raquel Jonny Garnier, “Anpo Waste’ Win” was born on June 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, CA to Richard Garnier and Anita (Whitey) Garnier. Raquel made her journey to the Spirit World on May 3, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. Raquel is survived by her children, Teton Quiver, Sr. of Pine Ridge, SD, Retasha Garnier and Luta Garnier both of Rapid City, SD, ...

Tara Garza

March 04, 1975 - - April 25, 2020

Tara Lee Blindman-Garza was born on March 4, 1975 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD to Alice Sun Bear and Delmar Blindman. Tara made her journey to the Spirit World on April 25, 2020 at the Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, SD. Tara lived her traditional Lakota ways even though like so many of our Lakota people grew up and lived off the reservation he ...

Robert Gay Jr

August 18, 1976 - - March 23, 2020

Robert Steven Gay, Jr. was born on August 18, 1976 in Pine Ridge, SD to Robert Gay, Sr. and Colleen (Long Soldier) Bettelyoun. Robert, Jr. made his journey to the Spirit World on March 23, 2020 in Kyle, SD. Robert is survived by his mother, Colleen (Long Soldier) Bettelyoun; stepfather, Larry Bettelyoun; daughters, Marissa J. Gay and Miranda J. Gay; aunts: Annie & Gerald Bri ...

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