Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Edward J. Seitz

United States Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, October 24, 2004

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Reflections for Special Agent Edward J. Seitz

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

Rest in peace Special Agent Seitz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 30, 2020

Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 24, 2019

Dear Joyce,
You might not remember me, but I handled a mortgage loan for you and Ed, around 2002 or so. I knew of his passing then, but never reached out to send you my regrets about his patriotism and subsequent passing. How courageous a man you were fortunate to spend the 10 or 20 years with... For whatever reason, I think of him and others who fought for US...our freedom, or liberties in the most wonderful country on earth. I salute him, and thank you for from my family to yours..
Paul Brook
Clearwater, Florida..33759 email [email protected]

Lieutenant U.S. Air Force
A prior lender who did business with Joyce and Ed..

July 22, 2019

Thinking about you again today Ed. We'll toast you with a shot of Jamesons tonight. We'll never forget you.

DSS Colleague

October 24, 2016

Rest in Peace Special Agent Edward J. Seitz. 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

Thinking of you today... as I do so often. Miss You, Brother.

Don Roeske
CSO-6th Circuit

November 12, 2015

Thinking of you as we pause for 9/11 remembrances of my other friends and family lost that day...and as we approach the inauguration of the DS Memorial Wall at HQ. It will be sad to see your name there, but it's a wall for heros - and you deserve a place there! Keep up morale in heaven, we'll see you there someday!
your friend,

Jim M

September 14, 2015


It's been nearly eleven years since you made the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect those who work for peace and the defense of our nation from those who would do us harm. You embody why we in DS do what we do.

Your honor and sacrifice will always be remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

Your friend,


GS 13

September 11, 2015

Special Agent Edward J. SEITZ ... 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

On this 10th celebration of your life I open a 16 yr old irish whiskey in your honor, my friend. I raise a glass to celebrate your life, your duty, and your service. I will never forget you!

CMSgt (Ret) Dave Melton

October 24, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 24, 2013

Capt Amber Lough,

It was great to read your reflection. I was there that day one trailer down from Ed, I was in the bathroom trailer when the rocket hit. I worked on the 3rd floor of the Palace. I have never really talked about that day much because it had such an impact in my life. I never got the opportunity to speak to Ed. I wish I had. My prayers go out to his family.

Daniel Rivera
USA Retired

CIV, Daniel Rivera

July 23, 2013

The year I was 24, I was at a crossroads and didn’t even know it. I was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and deployed to Camp Victory, Iraq. I was…so many things. But at a crossroads? I didn’t know.

I was just settling down into my 6+ month deployment, and was still adjusting to the intense work schedule. I had also just had a breakthrough in my job and was getting comfortable.

Then I had dinner with a man from the State Department. He was the warm, joking uncle we all craved, and I gladly told him all about my background, my dreams, and how I had wanted to join the Foreign Service. He told me to join the State Department. (He was an agent in the State Dept.)

“No,” I said. “I don’t want that life anymore.”

“What is it you want to do, then?” he asked.

“I’ve always wanted to be a writer. But somehow, I ended up in the Air Force. I ended up here.”

He tugged on the shemagh he wore around his neck and asked, “Then why don’t you do something about it? If you want to be a writer, then be a writer. Don’t be an Air Force Officer.”

I laughed it off. Writing was something everyone said to wait to do until I was retired. When I had some sort of security to fall back on. Just in case.

I worked the night shift, and at dawn the next morning, the rockets and mortars came. They had been coming every morning, and most of them missed, but that morning, one rocket blasted open the door beside my desk. I jumped and screamed, as did everyone else.

That morning, Ed Seitz, the man who I’d thought of as an uncle, was shaving in preparation to go to the Embassy for a meeting. The rocket hit the ground about ten feet away from where he was shaving. He died instantly.

I found the hole in the ground later that day. The rocket was gone. The shower trailer was shredded. But his words echoed in my mind: “If you want to be a writer, then be a writer.”

Ed, I have never forgotten you. You met me at the crossroads and held up the sign I needed most.

I'm going to be published next year. I'm not sure I would have made that step if you hadn't guided me.

Capt Amber Lough
U.S. Air Force

May 23, 2013

I was a TSA Security Manager at Detroit Metro Airport from 2003 to 2006. We had the pleasure of assisting Ed and his team on a handful of Diplomatic Security Details. He was one of the people you only need to meet once and you know you will never forget him. The second or third time you work with him you consider it a learning session. The fourth and fifth time you work with him you know you have made a true friend. He is missed and not forgotten.

RPO Michael Kaiser
Center Line Police (Michigan)

January 11, 2013

Ed -- Hubby and I are thinking of you this week (we think about you more than that, but this week more than most). We'll have a shot of Jamesons for you. We'll always miss you. We'll always remember.

Friend and colleague.

October 30, 2012

Ed, I finally made it to Ireland this fall. Remembering my 1st Jameson which I drank with you at an Irish pub in PRC, I visited the source in Dublin. My wife, a McCormack, who you would love raised a glass with me. Always thinking of you! Rest well my friend, see you on the other side.

Dave Melton

October 30, 2012

Miss You, Bro....

Don Roeske
CSO-6th Circuit

October 16, 2012

Ed Clark and I miss you so much,thank you for all you did to keep us safe. Love you so much.

Clark and mary Davidson
Brother and Sister-inlaw

October 13, 2012

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Special Agent Seitz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 7, 2012

Once again, another year has passed and the Old Guard gathered for the Ceremonial Toast and Blessing. As usual, Fr. Kohler led the singing of your favorite hymn and sprinkled the libation from the Holy Grail.

Hopefully, the sun still rises up to greet you everyday.

Miss you Big Guy.


JJ Owens, Sr. S/A Retired

November 9, 2011


You are always in my thoughts. Am writing this note from the passenger terminal at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. I vowed never to return to Iraq after we lost you and Sully, but here I am again. The place is much better from when you were here--the Iraqis are now in charge, and they are trying to make a go of it with our help. The future for this country looks bright now because of the good works of you, Sully and others.

See you on the high-ground, brother.


SA Dean Phillip
Colleague, DSS

June 21, 2011


Eddie, the gang gathered again on Friday the 22nd and along with Father Kohler, the boys from across the border, a group of newbies from DSS and the usual suspects from the "Old Guard JTTF", the Guiness flowed, prayers were said and the blessing of Jamesons was given.
We still miss you 'Big Guy".

S/A JJ Owens

October 25, 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 Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 7, 2010

Your bravery, courage and service will never be forgotten cous! You touched so many with your humor and love and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and smile! I miss you dearly!

Until we meet in heaven, your memory is close to my heart! I love you Eddie!

Sandi Mueller

December 16, 2009

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