Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Special Agent Shaun Edmond Curl

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

End of Watch Friday, December 12, 1997

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Reflections for Senior Special Agent Shaun Edmond Curl

Horrible, senseless act by one of our own. Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 21, 2020

RIP sir; you will never ever be forgotten. You did an excellent job trying to help a fellow LEO. God bless your family and your beautiful soul.

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

September 5, 2020

Rest in peace Senior Special Agent Curl. The heinous audacity of one of your own to senselessly take your heroic life. Never forgotten and saluted for valor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 12, 2018

Shaun, I think of you often. I pray that your family is doing well. I miss you my friend.

T. Davis
DEA Special Agent (Retired)

December 14, 2014

Fifteen years ago I sat across the table from you at a table at the office Christmas party. What I wouldn't give to be able to turn back the calendar and bring you back.

DEA Special Agent

December 12, 2012

Saw some old Flagstaff videos today with you, Kelsey, Sam, and Kathy.... You were a great guy....would love to re-connect with your family.... Margie and Hollis Yates

Margie and Hollis Yates
Family friend

January 31, 2012

Shaun, we talked about you at work today. You are still missed. I hope your family here on Earth is making you proud.

SSA Ellen Pierson

December 1, 2010

SSA Curl: We still think of you. I am hoping your family reviews these notes and contacts me. I would love to hear from your son. I am sure he is making you proud.

SSA Ellen Pierson

March 23, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.
The pain and the pride are forever.

The circumstances of your death were horrific and must have added to the anquish of your loved ones.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasate

December 13, 2009

While the days and nights have passed, there has not been a single one that you have not been in my prayers and thoughts. It's hard to believe that almost 12 years have passed. Thanks to all for your kind words and support over the years. My prayers are with those of you on the job and with your families. Cherish your moments, each moment is more valuable than you'll ever know...


July 29, 2009

I was sworn in as a DEA Agent three months after this tragedy. It has been my honor to work with men and woman such as Agent Curl. My warmest prayers to you Curl family your Dad is not forgotten. Ever.

Senior 13

January 31, 2009

Rest in peace, Brother.


January 9, 2009

I do not know you, but I would like to say thank you for your service to this country. I will not forget you. Thank you again.

May 14, 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

As today marks the tenth anniversary of your death my thoughts and prayers remain with Sam, Kelsey and Kathy. Although you and I never met in life I handled the prosecution of your killer and learned much about you. Your death was a result of your unselfish service to this country. You and your family will not be forgotten. Rest in peace with the angels above.
Thanks again......Pete

ASA Pete Magrino

December 12, 2007

Today is the 10th anniversary of your untimely death and we pause to say a prayer for you and your loved ones.
Rest in peace Sir you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

You were going the right thing by giving a friend in need a ride home and it turns out he wasn't such a good friend. My husband recently applied to the DEA, I can only hope he will be half the agent you were. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service

wife of a leo

February 7, 2007

What a terrible situation!! Agent Curl, rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

June 12, 2006

My condolences to the family and friends of Agent Curl. Thanks you for your years of service and dedication.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

December 20, 2005

i love u daddy. i miss you, and i need you

Kelsey jay curl

August 23, 2005

How does one ever come to terms with this senseless tragedy? God
be with you all who were touched by this nitemare!

Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 15, 2004

We needed you, but God needed you more. Rest in peace my brother.

Special Agent

Shaun, not a day goes by that the guys in your old group don't think of you with fond memories. You were the glue that held us all together and kept everybody motivated. You were such a joker, and knew just what to say or do to ease the tension when everybody's nerves were on edge. I know you're in heaven now looking down on each of us. I hope to never disappoint you and hope someday to be able to help out a junior agent like you helped me and so many others. We love you and miss you, brother.


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