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Special Agent William "Buddy" Sentner, III

United States Department of Justice - Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, June 21, 2006

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Reflections for Special Agent William "Buddy" Sentner, III

It would be easier to forget I think for a moment, then I realize I'm still on this earth because of your courage. I remember this day when I saw pure evil collide with sheer strength and gallant talent. You are a hero, a four letter word that means so much more than what we can imagine. Thank you Buddy for your sacrifice. I'm still pondering and trying to find the ultimate way to speak the truth and honor your memory. You are never far from thought and you will never be forgotten. I posted on Instagram today igrene077, a tribute to you I do every year. Thing have changed in the last 13 yrs, but my appreciation for you never dulls. RIP Buddy

Andrea Carbonell
Your survivor

June 22, 2019

What a brave and selfless hero. You're sacrifice will never be forgotten. I pray for peace in the hearts of your family and loved ones. You are and will always be a hero!

A citizen that backs the blue Rebecca W.

June 21, 2019

Rest in peace Special Agent Sentner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2019

Happy birthday today brother, I am sitting here at my son Andrew's graduation at DAR
Max

Max
Brother

May 29, 2019

Thinking of you since its another birthday you don't get to celebrate. I was asked a couple of days ago, by "new friends" why it was that I don't celebrate mine. I answered ever since a traumatic incident that occurred on June 21, 2006, it has never been something I can bring myself to do since every year, my birthday follows up a couple of weeks after. I get the odd look, in that they don't understand even though they themselves are in law enforcement. I don't explain further, and they don't follow up with questions. I ease the tension with adding that I was blessed with my first born the day after my birthday. I make it all about my child enslaved on my birthday to make the impending 24 hours glorious for my child. Everyone thinks I'm that crazy parent who's the perfectionist in making their child's birthday over the top perfection.

I'll share a secret with you, its my self persecution, it's my penance, my way of making it about someone other than me. Survivor guilt is real, it doesn't go away, it morphs into coping mechanisms, superstitions, and idiosyncrasies. It doesn't seem right, and I don't feel that I'm allowed, I just feel lucky that I'm still here after all these years.

I have a moment of appreciation on my birthday, I try and celebrate my existence. After all, I was given the chance to continue on this earth for you are the reason I'm still here. I take a moment of silence on my birthday, remembering how yours was taken from you.

Andrea
Your Survivor

May 28, 2019

I ever knew you but I read the story of your death. You are a hero for sure. Then I read the reflections of your friends and your father. You are deeply loved. May you rest in Heavenly peace.

Special Agent Christopher Di Leonardo
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

April 8, 2019

Buddy,

I think of you so often when people don't know what it is like to wear the badge and defend good from evil. Every profession deserves criticism, but recently those that wear the badge seem to get an unfair shake. I wish I could tell them your story of bravery and heroism. You epitomized what it means to sacrifice for the better of many. I wish more people knew you like I did. I will always look to your memory in the face of so much negativity. Always missing you.....

WMD
Friend

July 21, 2018

Happy Birthday Buddy. Miss you like it was yesterday.

Xxx
Xxx

May 29, 2018

Happy Birthday Buddy....its a bittersweet sentiment...
I'll be back on the 21st, sadly, I know of your birthday now that you're gone...
Wishing you peace and tranquility, and hope that you feel the love from all of us here!!

Andrea
SSA OIG

May 28, 2018

Bill. Its been a long time since our days at Maryland. I reflect on the good and "silly" times we had our senior year. I think of you often and I pray you rest in peace. My daughter wants to follow my fathers path into law enforcement and she speaks of serving as you did in the secret service. Let it be known that our loss was Heavens gain..... Rest in Peace Bill..

Your Friend Mac

Mayor Michael McPartland Edgewater NJ
College Roomate

February 5, 2018

Son we are on year 11.. My thoughts are with you every day. I speak to some of your friends each year. As I grow older each year I look forward o seeing you, when my time is up. May peace come to this earth and bless all of mankind You helped.
Dad

William Sentner
Father

July 13, 2017

When I knew Buddy and worked with him in Phoenix, Arizona He was a United States Secret Service Agent. He was a hard worked who always was available to assist local law enforcement. He also made me laugh with his humor. RIP Buddy, I think of you often and your tragic loss of life. RIP Buddy

Senior Investigator, Chuck Jones retired
Glendale Police Department

July 8, 2017

Buddy,

Another year has passed and I want you to know that I still carry your memory with me. Whenever things get tough, I think of the courage you had to fight and save so many lives. You are my the standard of courage in my eyes. I was recently in Tallahassee and once again saw the site of your bravery. So many people walk by not knowing that a hero saved so many lives there. I want you to know that I will never take you for granted and never forget your sacrifice. I miss you Buddy....

Your friend,
WMD

SA
A Friend

June 22, 2017

A few tears were shed today thinking about you and the years that have passed. Miss you Buddy, every day.

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June 22, 2017

Buddy, I will never forget what you did for so many that day, including me. A change of duty and position, will forever be the pivotal moment that changed the course of our respective fates. I try to not dwell on the facts that anger me so, or the people who have long gone and have forgotten. I try to dwell on the ultimate sacrifice you gave that day. I share every opportunity to tell of what a tremendous person you are, to pay homage to so many of those who miss you so much! I want you to know that you are always in my thoughts, you are always in my family's prayers, and you will forever be a hero!

Andrea, SA
SSA OIG

June 21, 2017

Son: We think about you every day. Life will never be the same. I thank all of your friends that think about you. All have moved on, and all have not forgotten, a wonderful guy, my son. Glen called and we reflected, Our close friends reflect and we have laughs over some of the stories. Mine of course was the State Fair that Max you and I went to and how you joined the country singers. I of course thought you were nuts.

William Sentner
Father

June 27, 2016

Miss you Buddy! You have been a great example in my life and I am proud that I was able to work with you and learn from you!

Morgan

June 21, 2016

10 years today. Preventable and tragic. Your family and friends miss you.

Anonymous Not DOJOIG

June 21, 2016

Hi Buddy,

I am unable to grasp that it has been 10 years since we lost you. Many things have transpired since then, but one constant is that I have forgotten about you or your heroism. People come and go in this organization and some have attained higher positions and status. I only hope that honoring you hasn’t become ordinary and without reflection. I hope that people take the time to actually reflect on what you did and how you saved many lives. Your selfless actions in defense of others were nothing short of heroic.

Although I don’t talk to her much, I often think of AC and how she how she honors your memory. She has moved on and raising a family of her own. However, I see that she pays tribute to you and that makes me smile. Others like RH, I have not spoken to in years. He honors you differently and quietly- which is how he always was. However, I know your actions positively impacted him. I know because before he left he told me how he felt.

I speak to your dad a few times a year, not nearly as much as I should. He is a strong man and he carries your memory with him. It seems he has learned to forgive and focus his energy on positive reflection of you. I wish I had his strength, because I’m not sure if I have reached his level of forgiveness. I haven’t talked to Maria in a few years, but your dad tells me she is doing fine. I’m happy that she has been able to find happiness in all of this. You would be the first to agree with that.

I miss you dear friend!!

WMD

June 21, 2016

Watching the dawn come up today reminded me that 10 years ago, was your last one, my cup of coffee this am, reminds me of the one you so desperately tried to find me on this morning ten years ago before that fateful op. I'm still here because of you...you are the bravest individual I know, every training I think of you, I will never forget how you kept fighting even when you were down, you kept fighting even upon your last breath. I know you are remembered because of those that have reached out. I know that the last few days you have been honored and toasted by those that remember the ultimate sacrifice you made and miss you as their loved one and friend. A moment of silence is to be had today, but it is by no means justice for your ten years of silence. I still try to live by your words, "Sit and Relax, Life is too short"....RIP Buddy.

SA Carbonell
Colleague and Friend

June 21, 2016

It's been ten years and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your heroic actions and bravery will always be remembered.

USDOJ OIG NYFO

June 20, 2016

Reading and reflecting on the time we spent together. Miss you, Buddy.

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June 20, 2016

Well son you would be retired now, living the good life. With your Birthday in 4 days, we remember all the good times. I will remember and look forward to seeing you when my time comes. We love you and miss you.
Dad

William Sentner
Dept of Justice OIG

May 24, 2016

Those closest to you got together today and reflected on your life. It included only those you would have wanted to be there. It was powerful and moving. I know you were there with us. God bless you.

Anonymous

May 14, 2016

Bill,

You were a great Officer when you served with the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division. In was proud to have been your Sergeant. Your kind, tough and ALWAYS willing to learn. I am very proud of you and sadden by the way you had to give the "Last Full Measure" of devotion.

Sergeant/Technician
USSS/UD

May 9, 2016

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