They dedicate their lives to making life better for the rest of us. They get no recognition, no parades, no fortune or fame. Why do it? Because “Greater love hath no man than this, that he would lay down his life for his friend”. They do it out of love. Here’s to Detroit’s Hometown Heroes.
Bishop Phillip Aquilla Brooks
The Church of God in Christ mourns the passing of Bishop Phillip Aquilla Brooks, 1st Assistant Presiding Bishop of  the Church of God in Christ. He passed on April 9th, 2020.
 

As First Assistant Presiding Bishop and Prelate of the Historic Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Michigan, Bishop P. A. Brooks was the longest-serving General Board Member in the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. – spanning over 40 years. Brooks also was the first Chief Adjutant of  the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), appointed by the late Presiding Bishop J. O. Patterson, Sr.

 

Brooks was beloved and endeared throughout Christendom. Known as “Mr. Church Of God In Christ,” he ministered with dedication, devotion, and the spirit of excellence. He was the founder and pastor of the New St. Paul Tabernacle Church Of God In Christ for over 63 years. He held office from the time of COGIC Founder Bishop Charles Harrison Mason to the current Presiding Bishop, Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr.

DPD Police Captain Jonathan Parnell

A Detroit police captain has died from coronavirus. Capt. Jonathan Parnell, who went by the nickname “Recon,” headed homicide based out of headquarters. Over his 31-year career, he worked in homicide, sex crimes, child abuse and narcotics.

Wayne County Dept. Commander Donafay Collins

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a member of the command staff has died of the coronavirus. Commander Donafay Collins died on Wednesday at the age of 63. He was a member of the Sheriff’s Office for almost 30 years.

Emonte J. Durr

U.S. Air Force Airman Emonte J. Durr graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

 

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

 

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

 

He is a 2014 graduate of Southfield Lathrup High School, Southfield, Mich.

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Police Officer Darren Weathers

Police Officer Darren Weathers was killed in a vehicle crash on Michigan Avenue, near Clark Avenue.

 

He was participating in a surveillance training exercise when his vehicle collided with another before striking a utility pole. Officer Weathers was transported to Henry Ford Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

 

Officer Weathers was a U.S. military veteran and had served with the Detroit Police Department for almost two years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Anthony "Tony" Castone

Anthony “Tony” Castone, a Detroit Firefighter, was killed by a
drunk driver. He leaves a wife of 17 years and 3 children. Tony was 41 years
old and on leave from the fire department due to a prolonged disability, but was planning to return in March after physical therapy.

 

Castone’s is remembered as a great firefighter and community servant who once saved a badly burned baby and then donated his own skin to help him. Castone’s wife, Laura, said he gave the gift of life after his death and donated his skin, tissue and organs.

Glenn Doss

Glenn, a Detroit police officer, was tragically shot in the line of duty. After fighting hard for about a week, Glenn passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28th. Glenn was just 25 years old, and is survived by a nine-month old son Eli and his girlfriend, Emily, of nine years.

 

“He fought a good fight. He is truly what we call one of Detroit’s finest. He is what we call an American hero. He did what we expect each and every officer to do: Go out and serve this community with distinction and honor.” – Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

Keion D. Boone

Lived: 04/01/1978 to 11/18/2017
Served: 09/09/2002 to 11/18/2017 DFD

 

ACTIVE Firefighter, E-44 (Served on Engine 44), ladder 18; Keion served
the Detroit community as a firefighter, at time of death he was just 39
years old. He left wife Valencia and 2 children, a beautiful girl, Kamiah,
13, and Keion jr, 9, the image of his daddy…

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