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Special Agent William United States Department of Justice - Office of Inspector General, U.S. Government

Special Agent

William "Buddy" Sentner, III

United States Department of Justice - Office of Inspector General, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 188

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Florida

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Special Agent Buddy Sentner was shot and killed in the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution while serving arrest warrants on six federal corrections officers at approximately 7:45 am.

The officers were being charged with smuggling contraband to prisoners in exchange for money and sexual contact with female inmates.

As agents served the warrants in the lobby, one of the six corrections officers opened fire with a personal weapon he had smuggled into the prison. Agent Sentner was fatally wounded and a corrections lieutenant, who was assisting the agents serve the warrants and make the arrests, was also shot and wounded.

Agent Sentner returned fire while shielding the other agents in the room from the gunfire. Agent Sentner's return shots fatally wounding the assailant before Agent Sentner was fatally struck in the chest. The other five corrections officers were taken into custody.

Agent Sentner had served in law enforcement for 17 years. He was assigned to the Department of Justice - Office of Inspector General's Orlando Field Office. He had formerly served as a special agent with the United States Secret Service and as an officer with the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division. He is survived by his wife, parents, and siblings.

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Son: We think about you every day. Life will never be the same. I thank all of your friends that think about you. All have moved on, and all have not forgotten, a wonderful guy, my son. Glen called and we reflected, Our close friends reflect and we have laughs over some of the stories. Mine of course was the State Fair that Max you and I went to and how you joined the country singers. I of course thought you were nuts.

William Sentner
June 27, 2016


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