Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Rick Alan Ulbright

United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, August 8, 2004

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Reflections for Special Agent Rick Alan Ulbright

Worked with Rick At Det.3 37ARRS, Grand Forks AFB,N.D. He was a great guy and a mentor at the time. Laughed a lot and was excited to be starting his new position with the OSI. I was sad to hear that he lost his life, he will be missed!

Jim McCray, Sgt.USAF Veteran
Co-Worker at Det.3 37ARRS, USAF, Grand Forks,N.D. 1984-88

March 9, 2022

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

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

August 8, 2020

Thank you for your service to your contry

None Nick Mottola

August 8, 2020

Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 24, 2019

I just want to say that today is a big day for my family on my grandfather's 14th anniversary of his death and even though I was only 2 months old when he passed that he will never be forgotten for what a great man he was. Rest in Peace Opa


August 8, 2018

Rest in Peace Special Agent Rick Alan Ulbright. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The United States of America.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you burn in hell. I pray that the hounds of hell are ripping their souls apart.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

I worked with Rick in Europe. I remember him as a family man and a good agent. A solid investigator who possessed a level of integrity we all should strive to achieve.

Sad to see you have left us brother.


Special Agent Michael M Clarke

December 22, 2015

Sending our thoughts & prayers to the family of Special Agent Ulbright as well as his colleagues at the USAF OIS. Our deepest appreciation for your service and sacrifice in helping to keep our country safe. We will always remember...

Cover Your K-9 Team
The Police & Working K-9 Foundation

August 9, 2015

Never forgotten

Lt. retired
State of FL

August 8, 2015

Special Agent ULBRIGHT ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You and your Families : Red, Army, and Blue

grateful civilian

August 8, 2015

A sad, but very sincere thank you, Special Agent Ulbright, for your many years of dedicated law enforcement service with the USAF OSI. May God bless and be with you, your loving family and those who were touched by your life, and the members of the USAF OSI. May you now rest in heavenly peace, Sir!

Special Agent Charles McNichols [Retired
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command [CID]

August 8, 2015

Your sacrifice is not forgotten, May you R.I.P.

Ron Skeeters
Surviving Son Trooper Bernie Skeeters
Illinois State Police
EOW 5-20-1982

August 8, 2015

I remember Rick from my days at Nellis AFB. He would visit us and we would have great conversations. He was a great guy. I thank him for his service and his sacrifice.

Derek A. Smith
Former AFOSI Special Agent

July 22, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 7, 2012

SA Rick Ulbright, Thank you for your service! I pray that your family has found some semblance of peace since your passing. I am sure you are sorely missed and the hole left behind is immense and frequently unavoidable. I completely understand, having gone through something similar myself. Your body may have passed from this world, but your spirit lives on in all those you touched and inspired.

We only met once, I helped carry you from that building in Kirkuk. I have never forgotten that night, nor your face. I can't describe the disappointment when I learned you passed, I thought we won more than a couple of hours. I think of you occasionally and I want you to know that you will never be forgotten.

Flight Sergeant 'Avengers'
USAF Security Forces

September 12, 2012

You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 8, 2011

Mr. Ulbright and Family,
On 7/6/2011, the current AFOSI class at FLETC will reflect on your service and the ultimate price you paid for our freedom. We will contemplate your dedication and train to provide the level of excellence you exhibited. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

J - Civilian

June 4, 2011

An expression of gratitude for your service and a prayer for your family on this 6th anniversary of your passing.

Thank you.


August 8, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Thank you for your dedicated service to others and to your Country. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 7, 2010

Rest in Peace Agnt Ulbright. On the anniversary of your passing I just wanted to let you and your colleagues know that you are not forgotten.....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

August 8, 2008

Agent Ulbright,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 8, 2008

Hero's are never forgotten! Continue to rest in peace brother.

Paul Bodenhamer
Police Officer
Dept of Veterans Affairs Police

Police Officer - Paul Bodenhamer
Dept of Veterans Affairs

April 10, 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 12, 2008

We all know the very real danger we face when we go to fight for not only our nation’s freedom, but the freedom of those who cannot fight for themselves. Freedom is NOT free and only those who serve or have served (including their families) understand the true cost. We pay for it with our own freedom and you and others like you offered up the ultimate sacrifice. You are a warrior and a hero. You defended those who defend America and it’s way of life. There is no higher calling, nor service to our country. We will move on, we will do right by you and your sacrifice, we will not forget you. Rest in peace brother. May God grant your family solace from their grief. Watch over us as we continue the fight.

#2040, AFOSI

November 20, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones today on this 3rd anniversary of your EOW. You share the same EOW date as my son Michael. I have a candle lit for both of your today. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 8, 2007

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