We Mourn the Victims of the San Bernardino Shooting

(KTLA)Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the senseless violence in San Bernardino on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Together, we mourn for those fallen and hope for a speedy recovery for those injured and traumatized by this tragedy.

UPDATE: Click here to view a moving video of the Dec. 7 Candlelight Vigil.

Fatalities – 14 total

  • Robert Adams, 40, Yucaipa, Environmental Health Specialist I, SEIU 721
  • Bennetta Bet-Badal, 46, Rialto, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Harry “Hal” Bowman, 46, Upland, Statistical Analyst 
  • Sierra S. Clayborn, 27, Moreno Valley, Environmental Health Specialist I, SEIU 721
  • Juan Espinoza, 50, Highland, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Isaac Amanios Gebreslassie, 60, Fontana, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Aurora Godoy, 26, San Jacinto, Office Assistant
  • Shannon Johnson, 45, Los Angeles, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Daniel Larry Kaufman, 42, Rialto, coffee shop manager in the IRC
  • Damian L. Meins, 58, Riverside, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Tin T. Nguyen, 31, Santa Ana, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, Colton, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Yvette A. Velasco, 27, Fontana, Environmental Health Specialist I, SEIU 721
  • Michael R. Wezel, 37, Lake Arrowhead, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

Injured – 22 total*

  • Yong Aday, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Patrick Baccari, 55, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Jessica Duron, Environmental Health Specialist Trainee, SEIU 721
  • Amanda Gaspard, 31, Environmental Health Specialist I, SEIU 721
  • Nicholas Koahou, San Bernardino Police Officer
  • Anies Kondoker, 42, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Marilyn Krichbaum, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Hanan Megalla, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Kevin Ortiz, 42, Environmental Health Inspector
  • Denise Nicole Peraza, 27, Environmental Health Specialist I, SEIU 721
  • John Ramos, 57, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721
  • Jon Reid, Environmental Health Specialist III, SEIU 721
  • Casey Salazar, Environmental Health Specialist I, SEIU 721
  • Michelle M. Saltis, Environmental Health Specialist Trn, SEIU 721
  • Jennifer Stevens, Environmental Health Technician
  • Julie Y. Swann-Paez, 50, Environmental Health Specialist I, SEIU 721
  • Tracie Thompson, Environmental Health Customer Service Supervisor
  • Nicole Walker, Environmental Health Specialist II, SEIU 721

*On Dec. 10, 2015, the FBI updated the injured list to 22. This list of names will be updated as information becomes available.

Please join with us on Monday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m., as we come together with other labor groups and our community allies at a Prayer Vigil in front of the San Bernardino County Government building, 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA.

Click here for more information on the vigil.  

Click here to download a flyer for Monday’s vigil.

0 responses to “We Mourn the Victims of the San Bernardino Shooting

  1. To all victims and my brothers and sisters of Seiu, I pray the Holy Spirit sends comfort in this time of loss. My heart is with you all.

  2. My heart, my prayers, and deepest sympathy for each and every Berdoin!! Please stay safe and ever vigilant! I know how strong So.Cal citizens can be!! Stay Strong! The nation is with you!

  3. My deepest condolences and sympathy to all my sisters and brothers mourning in San Bernardino from a former SEIU staffer.

  4. Brothers and Sisters of SEIU Local 721: Our deepest condolences to you and your families. Sending love and peace from AFSCME CT Council 4.

  5. Rest in Peace. My prayers go out to all of the victim’s family members who are devastated by this tragic incident. It can happen anywhere.

    SEIU 521 Member

  6. We at San Bernardino community Hospital and St Bernardine Medical center want to send our deepest sympathy for all those lost and affected by this tragedy. SEIU-UHW will be joining you Monday to show our support for our brothers and sisters lost. Along with the families and our community as a whole.

  7. On behalf of the Officers, Executive Board and over 80,000 members of the Maryland and District of Columbia Alliance for Retired Americans and our affiliates including the 1199SEIU Retirees Chapter in Baltimore, MD, and the Baltimore Area Council of Retirees and Seniors, I extend to the SEIU 721 membership, coworkers and their families our deepest sympathy for your losses. We stand in SOLIDARITY with you in your recovery and in the San Bernardino community.
    Jim Baldridge, President, Maryland/DC Alliance for Retired Americans

  8. We at SEIU Nurse Alliance of California, and our thirty-five thousand Registered Nurses, send our most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in the recent tragedy in San Bernardino, California. To those who were injured and traumatized, we express our greatest concern and hopes for a prompt and full recovery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.
    This tragedy shocked us all and no words can express our sorrow.
    Many of the people who were injured or whose lives were suddenly and senselessly taken were members of SEIU Local 721, part of our Nurse Alliance of California. We are very deeply saddened for the loss of such dedicated people who shared their skills and compassion to improve health and quality of life for their patients and community. Their service to the public was invaluable.
    In support of SEIU Local 721 and all those directly affected by this event, we stand strong with the many others who have expressed their condolences in your time of healing, and are committed to forging ahead to affect greater safety in the workplace.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Ingela Dahlgren, RN, Executive Director, Nurse Alliance of California

  9. I am so terribly sorry to hear of this tragedy. My prayers are with all the families. May God bless and keep you during this time. I pray that our country can take a stand to protect the innocent by making it difficult to purchase guns and ammunition.

    I pray that you are able to find peace in knowing that your family member no longer has to suffer…. I pray you are able to celebrate their life and accomplishments to date….

    I pray for the healing of those injured.

    I continue to pray for our leaders and that they are able to make the right decisions.

    Blessings in Christ Jesus.

  10. My deepest condolence to the family of my coworkers.

    Mi sentido pesame a los familiares de las personas fallecidas y heridas.
    dios los tenga en su gloria Amen

    Bella Ruby Molina
    1021 Union
    Administative Assistant
    San Francisco Airport Museum

  11. My deepest condolences and heart felt sympathy to my brothers and sisters from a former SEIU Head Start chapter member of SEIU 1021. God Bless you all. Stay Strong! In solidarity.

  12. SEIU 721 Union family, as a member of SEIU 1021 Oakland, CA, I stand with you and I cry with you.

  13. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you.
    God bless you and your families. May you know peace.

  14. My deepest sympathies go out to my fellow county workers, their friends and their families who are suffering from the senseless murder of these innocent, decent, human beings. This is an incomprehensible tragedy for our union brothers and sisters, San Bernadino and the nation. Know that I, and many others are sending love and prayers at this most difficult time.

  15. Tragic and sad and very hurtful for all of us having heard of this tragedy. May the survivors find strength through their loved ones and their spiritual beliefs.

  16. I am just one of the many many people who are grieving the loss of the slain and the injuries of the wounded and the horrendous trauma of what happened in San Bernadino. We all feel the loss and injuries ofvaluable people and health workers and just want you to know we care deeply.
    I personally condemn the cowardice of those who attack innocent and defenseless people.
    Sending love to the injured and the slain and their families.

  17. My thoughts and prayers to all who were injured or lost on that horrible day. California and the USA are united against these acts. We stand together with you – SEIU 1021/Solano County.

  18. Having worked at Inland Counties Regional Center 32 years ago this is a reminder that whenever this happens anywhere it is close to home, someone’s home, many homes. Please know that I and many, many others everywhere grieve with you in a deeply personal way. We are one

    John Wichman SEIU 1021

  19. I am shocked and saddened by this horrible act of violence. My heart goes out to all those affected, especially to the friends and families of those killed. And to those who were present, those who survived, I hope you are getting the emotional support and mental health support you need. I can imagine the traumatic effects after going through something so terrifying. I send prayers of love and peace to all of you.

  20. To my sisters and brothers at SEIU Local 721 – I send my deep condolences and my loving thoughts. I wish all those physically and emotionally injured a speedy recovery. We Are One.