Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Paul S. Seema

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, February 6, 1988

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Reflections for Special Agent Paul S. Seema

My DEA Special Agent Class, Basic Agent class BA 131 was dedicated to Mr. Paul Seema. SA Seema died as a hero, 50 new Special Agents on June 3. 1999 rose in his place. RIP SA Seema.

S Regil
Department of Justice

November 5, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 5, 2021

My deepest condolences to both Agents. May God bless their respective families.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 5, 2020

Throughout the on going fight in the war against narcotics Paul S. Seema was able to keep his associates grounded by humor and was able to look past the ugly of the job. It takes an elite type of person to look danger in the face and still put a smile on peoples faces. Him and his partner gave their lives for the betterment of their communities and the world. With that said, the courage and admiration he displayed day in and day out portrays an image of what should be the standard of law enforcement as a whole. He is one of the many reminders of how lucky we are to have the ability to fight the good fight, give it our all everyday and never take any given day for granted.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Joel Di Conti
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

April 4, 2019

Special Agent Seema will never ever be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 15, 2018

In February of 1999, my DEA Basic Agents Class, (BA-131) was dedicated to fallen SA Paul Seema. I've often thought about him during my law enforcement career and it's unfortunate my basic agents class did not have the pleasure in meeting such a good man. May he Rest in Peace Always.

S. Regil

April 24, 2018

I first met Paul while working at the DEA Office in Bangkok Thailand. Paul was born in Thailand and of course was a fluent Thai Speaker. Paul was a very humble man and was very proud of his wife Joy and children. Paul was very helpful to the newly assigned agents in Thailand and helped us to understand the nature and ways of the Thai people. May he Rest in Peace and may his family know how many lives he touched.

DEA Special Agent Jack Zalewski
Retired Drug Enforcement Admin

December 14, 2014

To my friend and partner,

It does not seem possible that 23 years have past since we set out to conduct a two pound heroin buy/bust operation. The memories of that day are forever etched into my memory as if they occurred yesterday.

I have grown from a young Monterey Park Police Officer just starting his career into a supervisor heading toward the later years of a law enforcement journey. Through out, you have and will continue to have a profound influence on me.

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you and George. Your courage, bravery, and sacrafice have always inspired me and will never be forgotten. It has taught me to look out for my partners, to ensure the safety of my officers, and to have the courage to speak up even it may not be popular to do so.

Your family should know that your memory is alive each day that I go to work. You continue to inspire me to be the best police officer possible and your memory remains ever bright in the many officers who have learned of your story during the past two decades.

You will always be a hero to me. May God Bless you and grant you the peace that you have earned.

Lt. Roger Murphy
Los Angeles Police Department

February 5, 2011

Rest in peace. You are hero to all of us.


July 5, 2009

To the family and friends of Special Agent Paul Seema and his fellow officers with the DEA:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Paul's memory on the twenty-first anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Paul gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 6, 1988.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 6, 2009

I discussed this event today with one of my former recruits (now one of my best officers), who was with the DEA that day. You are most certainly not forgotten.

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

February 6, 2008

Today on the 20th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for those you left behind to mourn.
Rest in peace Special Agent, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 5, 2008



February 4, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 19, 2008



September 30, 2007

You are a hero to many young Special Agents--thank you for trying so hard...

DEA, Retired

November 10, 2005

No crisp uniform of honor did he wear
Nor golden badge of glory did his chest bear
Only troubling thoughts of money, guns and drugs
Fighting back the tears as he collected his nightly hugs

In this secret life he chose, he clearly was the best
But his uneasy path was much different then the rest
He knelt in prayer with his family at night
Before he quietly went out to carry on his fight

They kept a scrapbook of his many feats
But his true worth is not captured on these sheets
He knew that he was a soldier in a losing war
And his return to those who love him was unsure

His futile fight to save a city block by block
Resulted one night in that tragic knock
His friends sadly called upon his loving wife
With a tearful message of how he lost his life

One last time his brothers gave him praise
But only half way up Old Glory did they raise
And in the end the bugler played his solemn tune
With prayers that his soul will enter soon

God bless you, brave warrior!

Private citizen
U. S. A.

October 17, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Paul, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

February 6, 2004

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