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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

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

Hi Buddy, it's just before midnight in Los Angeles and I wanted to get this reflection in on the anniversary of your sacrifice. You're still my hero! God bless.

Special Agent Vic Bello
U.S. Department of Justice

June 20, 2013

Son: Happy Birthday. You would have retired this year. We the family think about you every day. You are forever in our hearts.

William Sentner Father

May 31, 2013

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Long gone, but never forgotten! Thoughts of you this May 29!


May 30, 2013

Hey Buddy, Just wanted to say thanks. Thoughts about you always pull me through the rough times. Your spirit always inspires me to push myself a little more, see the bigger picture and eventually persevere and succeed. God Bless you always amigo. You are a great friend, today and every day.


May 25, 2013


I think about you often and I reflect on the laughs we shared together. You were an inspiration to many people and one of the finest investigators that I have ever known. God bless.

Criminal Investigator Virgil Reichle
USSS-Kansas City FO

March 18, 2013

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