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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


I remember going through the academy with you!! Wow how I hated running but you by my side telling me we can do this and it will get easier really made a difference!

You are missed very much!!!!

Rest in peace Bill


TSD Specialist Don Clark
US Secret Service

October 2, 2015

Buddy, another year has passed and your memory still shines brightly in my heart. I have your pin in plain view in my office that reads "Sit and Relax, Life is too Short." Just like you, those words help me maintain proper perspective.

I spoke with your dad about a week ago. It was very comforting hearing his voice and talking about you. I plan on meeting him the next time I'm in his town.

Your are tremendously missed Buddy!! I wish you were still here and our families could have gotten the chance to grow close as we had planned.


June 22, 2015

Another year gone but still living in my thoughts. ❤


June 22, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

Oh Buddy, I've thought about what to write all day, and now I'm trying to find the time to gather my thoughts in just what to say, to somehow ease the pain, or lessen the reality that has already become a part of history. I have little ones at my heels, trying to figure out why I don't come to bed. All the while, knowing that my children and my life as I know it would not exist if it weren't for your bravery that day...It is truly hard to imagine that it's been 9 years. Someone I am so connected to and know so much about, sadly only because he is gone and not with us. I truly wish I was Andrea, I can't remember her last name because she's been gone for so long, or you've retired and moved on into another phase of life and forgotten all of us still on the hamster wheel. This year is no different than any other year, still the same feelings of sadness, anger, and reflection, feeling alone in understanding the events of that day. The same questions still remain, and the same non-answers are maintained. The only existence of history is the reading of the use of force by the other agency involved when there is a joint operation, which just makes me want to get up and scream at the top of my lungs that you are the only reason that it occurs. Don't think that through the years, I haven't made it a point to acknowledge the truth of the matter at times, just not in the true sense I've described. What really saddens me today the most, more than anything at all, is that your 9th anniversary falls on Father's Day, the day that your loudest advocate, and simply your Father, doesn't get to spend his day with you because of stupidity and ignorance. I agree with your Father's anger synonymously. I pray that God and Karma will in the end serve the humble pie that awaits those that have set themselves on such a high pedestal. I know that one day the truth shall set you free, in the meantime you will always be remembered. My children will always know your name. And we will honor you for the years to come. Not that it lessens the loss or unweighs the burden, but your sacrifice will not go unrecognized, and you will never be forgotten.

Former colleague and survivor

June 20, 2015

Buddy, I want to honor you on the 9-year anniversary of your sacrifice and again take time to reflect on the bravery and courage you exhibited when action was necessary, you saved lives that day while giving yours. You will always remain a source of inspiration to me and many others and please know that you are sorely missed and never forgotten. God Bless.

ASAC Vic Bello
U.S. Department of Justice

June 20, 2015

Thinking of your sacrifice more today than any other day. Thoughts and prayers to your family. You will always be remembered and honored. God Bless.

Special Agent

June 19, 2015

Bill: Another year goes by and things don't really change. I remember each year how your family misses you and as my son, how badly I miss you.
I still blame a bad Ops plan in your death and resent the Sac in cashing in on the use for her own advancement.
That is all water under the Bridge, and the important thing is the number of people that stay in touch and remember you for" a hell of a guy and a straight shooter". In this time of your death and birthday, I love you and morn you each day. I hope that both you and Herb have a grand reunion. We will miss him on earth.

William Sentner

June 17, 2015

Happy birthday, May 29th. Brother.
I am glad a lot of people are thinking of you.


May 30, 2015

Lord, i miss you. No one like you, will never be anyone like you. I think of you all the time. Miss working with you.


April 13, 2015


I have been honored to have been chosen by the DOJ/OIG to receive an award named for you. It is extremely humbling. I hope that my service adequately honors your memory.

A Colleague

February 20, 2015

Thank you all for remembering my son. Every day there is a thought of him. His friends remember which keeps him alive for those that knew him.
Life goes on and memories keep all of our departed officers in our hearts. We are able live because someone died.
I love you for all that you gave.

William Sentner Father

June 26, 2014

Today is the day that has defined my life since 2006 as before and after today. As each year comes close to this date, I'm always reminded of the senselessness. As always, there is a reminder of the lack of ownership and an act of trying to mask the truth, which angers the rest of us in the know. As much as I agree with the last reflection, I'm trying to focus on what matters and counts. I will always continue to make every effort to show the present the sacrifice you made in the past. You are missed, remembered, and mourned today and every day.


June 21, 2014

I still have anger at the senselessness and preventability of what happened to you. They are still in denial!


June 20, 2014


I had the privilege and honor of working with you in the field and know first hand the committment and professionalism that you brought to your duties. My condolences to your family on this anniversary of your supreme sacrifice.


June 19, 2014

Buddy, you and your family and friends should always know that most of us don't remember you only on an anniversary or other special day. We think of you often – while driving to a prison, while we're out on an operation, when the arrest site is secured, at the range, or just unlocking the office door and seeing your picture. Know that we speak of you often amongst ourselves, with our families and other officers elsewhere. When we think of you, we are in awe of a job very, very well done…

SSA Stan Ferguson
Investigations, NYFO

June 19, 2014

Buddy, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I think of you often and your heroic actions. You saved others with your selfless actions but we still feel the pain of your loss. You will always be remembered.

Laura Riley
DOJ OIG Special Agent

June 19, 2014


Recently, I was in the lobby of the FDC Tallahassee. I had never been inside that place before. I looked around and imagined the events that unfolded on June 21, 2006, and was amazed at your courage, physical stamina, and accuracy that stopped that madman from hurting anyone else.

Ever since, I see your picture hanging on the wall in the MFO lobby. You give me strength to face the day and see it through. I hope your family finds comfort in the knowledge that we remember your bravery that awful day and will never forget you.

SA Claire M. Foley

June 9, 2014

Mr. Sentner, Your Son is NEVER Forgotten. I think of him often, and I keep him in my mind each and everyday as I try and live up to doing the job he so bravely did!

SA Corbo

June 6, 2014

Son: It is just after your birthday and just before your end of watch. It is the period that we had a drink for fathers day. My last drink. I will always remember your games that you liked to play, and love you for it. Son I think of you every day and as I grow older, I look forward in seeing
you again.

William Sentner

June 4, 2014

Just dropping by to say I miss you Buddy. Time and circumstances makes people lose focus and perspective. You are a daily reminder to me not to take anything for granted. I miss you.


February 18, 2014

Mr. Sentner, I lived across the street from you in burl.twp.I just read all the reflections of Billy.Thats what i called him when we were kids.Wish i was half the man he turned out to be.Just wanted to say,Im sorry for you an your familys loss.

Eric Giberson
old friend

November 9, 2013

So sad to hear the fate of my long lost friend Bill. Thoughts and prayers to his family, who I am sure continue to feel the pain of his loss.


October 15, 2013

You made such an impact on everyone you met, how can anyone forget you?! Love you, Buddy, 7 years has not changed that!


June 24, 2013

Thought about all day yesterday.


June 22, 2013

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