Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Border Patrol Agent Stephen Michael Sullivan

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, March 27, 1999

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Stephen Michael Sullivan

Although our paths only crossed briefly at the ECJ station I often think of you and the ultimate sacrifice that you made those many years ago. Your youthful enthusiasm and drive was an inspiration to many other Agents! Thank you for your service. I will forever remember you and your time at the ECJ Station.

SBPA Derek Schoenlein

June 22, 2008

Just thinking of you today, eleven years after your accident. I wanted you to know you and your service with the Patrol haven't been forgotten.

Brad Honerlaw
BLM Ranger Glennallen Alaska

March 28, 2008

On today, the 9th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA


March 27, 2008

So sad to lose someone so full of life and promise.
My heart goes to all who are still missing his
presence after all these years. May a smile come to
your lips as you recall a sweet memory of him.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

March 27, 2008

Another year has gone by and not one day passes I don't recall the good times we had and your dedication to your country. I try to live my life to the fullest in your memory. God Bless Brother.

David Sayles
Former BPA

March 27, 2008

Never forgotten

God Bless your family, friends and co-workers.

911 Dispatcher

March 27, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 19, 2008



February 26, 2008

We worked together briefly on a detail in Nogales shortly before your untimely death. I remember you as a squared away no nonsense Agent whose presence will sadly be missed, especially at this time when we need so many Agents of your caliber. I pray that you are at peace with our Lord.

Gregory S. Jones SBPA
US Border Patrol

October 31, 2007

Just thinking about you and what you gave for this country. Everyday I think of your sacrafice and it encourages me to never give up. Your spirit is with me and will contiue. We will hook up again bro!

David Sayles

October 6, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 13, 2006

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ may you rest in peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross

April 28, 2006

"Sully" its been seven years since we lost you. Never a day goes by without thinking of our time together. Mostly of the bond we had during the Academy. We made a good team in accomplishing our goal; work hard and party harder! You are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Brother.

David Sayles
Former BPA CHU

March 27, 2006

Rest in peace brother.


March 27, 2005

1 corintians 13:4-8

4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends

Agent Sullivan, thank you for your service and dedication. You will be missed and never forgotten. May your family, fiancée, and everyone who loves you stay strong in the memories and love you shared with them.

I lost my fiancée, Scott Stewart, in August of 2002. There not a day that goes by without him in my heart and mind. I understand the pain your fiancee must feel from being ripped from you to soon. The support and love from others who know my pain have helped tremendously.

To your fiancee, if you ever feel the need to reach out to others who know your pain, please contact me and other s/o’s. A search on yah groups will bring you to us. Just enter the below as it is.

Always remember as long as your heart beats Stephen will be with you. He’s there everyday in your heart.

Fiancee Scott Stewart EOW 8-11-02 Detroit


March 10, 2005

Gone but never Forgotten...To the Family, Fellow Agents, and Friends of Agent Sullivan, may you have Peace on this sad day of rememberance......

Officer Debra S. McFall
East Buffalo Twp P.D.

March 27, 2004

On behalf of the American Federation of Police, I wish to express our deepest sympathy to the Sullivan family and the United States Border Patrol over the tragic loss of Agent Stephen Sullivan. We will all pray for them during this tragic time. May our brother Stephen rest in peace. Never forget the fallen hero!

Ofcr. Dan Winger, LBCCDPD

California President

American Federation of Police

Police Officer Dan Winger
Long Beach Community College District Police Department

Deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Agent Steven M. Sullivan. I was a fraternity pledge brother and close friend of Steve's during college. Tragically, I did not know he had become an officer until I learned of his death, as I had not spoken to him for a few years. Steve and I used to talk about our mutual desire to enter law enforcement during college, so I know that he was fulfilling his dream. Steve was one of the most upbeat and funny people I have ever met and I am deeply saddened by his death.

Police Officer Thomas Longa
New York City Police Department

I just wanted to take a moment to express my condolences to the family and fellow Border Agents of Agent Sullivan. I worked out there a few summers ago with my Army Reserve Unit and found the Border Agents to be a great and proud group of people. You all do some of the hardest law enforcement work I've seen. Though I did not know Agent Sullivan, I'm sure he was good person and agent. He will be missed, even by us LEO's who didn't know him.

Spec. Ptl. Mike Palmer
Abington Police Department, MA

Stephen was a great person and one hell of an agent. I only knew him a short while but will never forget his smile and dedication. We worked together on the midnight shift and I trusted him with my back anytime. Stephen's death was a tragic loss and he will never be forgotten at ECJ station.

Senior Patrol Agent L. Keith Weeks
United States Border Patrol

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