On March 25, 2022 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Officer Dan Rocha was shot and killed by a suspect at a local Starbucks coffee shop. This was the same day Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Calata, who was murdered in the line of duty last week was being laid to rest. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Rocha’s family, friends, and fellow officers at this time. God bless you all.
Pierce County Deputy Dominque “Dom” Calata, 35, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. He was shot Tuesday by a suspect during a SWAT operation near Spanaway. He leaves behind a wife and a young son. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Deputy Calata’s family, friends and fellow officers during this time.
A former Alexandria police officer is paying tribute to a slain Lyft driver, Abdul Rauf Khan, who had saved her from a brutal attack in 2017. Abdul was recently murdered by a 17 year old, as he worked his job as a Rideshare driver. Click the above link for the complete story.
A homeless man who jumped into action to rescue a Texas sheriff’s deputy and others from a fiery crash said he wishes he could have done more. Go to the attached link for the rest of the FOX News story.
The vastness of the cosmos, the symmetry of a snowflake, the diversity of the biosphere, the logic of physics. Nature captures our imagination like nothing else. The world all around us quietly and persistently points us to the greatest truth of all-the existence of a Creator and his incredible love for us. Erica Carlson, Theoretical Astro Physicist
The North Central Washington Chaplain Foundation wishes all our first responders a Happy Thanksgiving and praying for your safety as many of you give up being with your families this holiday to be available to protect ours.
Lead Chaplain Paul Hughes
Chaplains; Jay Caron, Gary Beck, and Steve Whitney
Wenatchee Police Detective Caleb Aumell (WPD Chaplain Coordinator)
This week the NCWCF Lead Chaplain Paul Hughes conducted a meeting with foundation chaplains to discuss matters regarding community relations, the need to recruit additional chaplains, logistical needs, and other ministry related topics. Also, attending was Wenatchee Police Detective Caleb Aumell, who is the chaplain unit coordinator for the Wenatchee Police Department. As with the Wenatchee Police Department, most first responder agencies that utilize chaplains to provide service and support to the their agency personnel and the community, assign an officer or fire fighter to lead the unit in their respective agencies.