Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

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

Son: Just a note in reflections, that you are forever in our hearts.

William Sentner

February 1, 2013

Hey Buddy...although I missed the date, you have been on my mind. I glance at the picture I have of you on my desk and think about the good times we had when you were here in Phoenix. I can still hear you shouting to me...."WOMAN"!, just because you could. I can never have another friend that you were to me, so the statement is true...."they broke the mold after making you". I miss my friend.... <3


July 18, 2012

I had the privilege of working with Buddy and know that he was dedicated and professional. More than that - he was a wonderful guy. My condolences to Buddy's family.

Special Agent

June 22, 2012

6yrs...I think of you alot but especially on the 21st of June. We were teammates at U of Maryland and I think of the time we shared and sweat and work we did together. You are truly one of a kind and sorely missed. See you on the other side some day.
Mike Furman

Wrestling team. U of MD
college teammate

June 21, 2012

Although six years have past, your heroism will forever remain. You will never be forgotten. RIP Buddy.

Special Agent

June 21, 2012

Thank you Sir for your service and dedication. You served well, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 21, 2012

Well son, today starts year 7 that you left us. This could have been prevented, if the ops plan were not bad and the no scans, and pat downs of personal would have been enforced.
I think of you every day. You will always be my son and hero.

William Sentner

June 21, 2012

You will Never be Forgotten!

Senior Officer Specialist
FBOP Tallahassee Fl

June 21, 2012

I still think about you. I know you watch us, hover near us. We appreciate your presence. I miss you Buddy. Six years hasn't changed that. You were loved. Still are. I hope you know that.


June 21, 2012

Buddy, the Miami Heat are close to clinching another NBA championship. It's quite befitting since the last time they won one, was on June 20, 2006. That night I stayed up to watch the game, I was restless and uneasy about the operation that was hours away. Here I am the night before, still restless knowing that 6 years ago my entire existence and what I thought I knew was right in the world was hours away of changing forever. But some things don't change, I'm still angry, not in an outward emotional way, but angry nonetheless at those who seem to go on and not have to take ownership for the poor decisions made leading up to that day. I wish I would have done more, those that know you know what I mean when I say I wish I could have lived up to your opinion of me, maybe I could have changed something. I still can remember vividly the facial expression of our third colleague during that briefing, you know the one, who we shared wings and complaints with the night before. I reflect back and its as if he was the Yoda in the room, he could forsee the doom ahead, but could not forcast the dreadful fate that was to occur. I hope you know he fought for you, without knowing in the moment he was fighting for you. He spoke out trying to change how we were to proceed ahead. I think of your family and your friends who loved you so dearly. I have made some strong bonds along the way. I have to thank you for that, but I know they would much rather have me as a stranger and still have you as their friend/family member. There are so many moments that something reminds me of that day or someone speaks of you, the same feeling is always there of what could I have done differently to change the outcome. I know that you thought I was very "stong willed and outspoken" a polite way of saying an unmentionable. Buddy, if you thought I spoke my mind before, today I am in your face. I unfortunately have a saying when it comes to candid discussions with my colleagues after sharing my thoughts of disagreement, which is "I'd rather you hate me for disagreeing with you and possibly be right, then to not speak up and have to explain to another family member why their loved one isn't here." I would rather speak up and be wrong, and make everyone think outside the box, than to keep quiet and be right, think one dimensional causing reactions that we aren't prepared for or ill equipped to deal with the actions, and never being able to go back and change it. You are sorely missed, you are always remembered, you will never be forgotten. My life has changed in very positive ways and I have a lot to be thankful for. Mainly because of your heroic actions that day. I am going to try and make that my focus today as I painfully remember the memory of the hours, days, and years that followed.

SA "I will not forget"

June 21, 2012

Well Son, you would have been 50 on the 29th. We think about you daily. Saw Wendell and had some reflections. We miss you and were able to celebrate your Birthday with your wonderful wife and her new friend. You would approve.

William Sentner

May 30, 2012

Your birthday was May 29th, 2012, Happy 50th birthday, I am sure you would have been very proud and boasting about how good of shape you were in at 50 years old.


May 30, 2012

I am sorry that I let them put 'the' pin on you. I really tried to honor your wishes. RIP my friend.


March 28, 2012

Buddy- May you continue to rest in eternal peace. Just a quick story....We recently had a new admin employee start who asked about you and the events of June 21, 2006. While it certainly brought me feelings of sadness to tell the story of what happened, it was an honor to speak about you and your heroic actions that day. I am really humbled i was able to work with you. You will never be forgotten. May God continue to bless you and your family.


January 10, 2012

Can't let Christmas pass without wishing you a Merry one. Missing you Buddy. Everyday.


December 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Buddy!


November 23, 2011

We understand. We honor you, Buddy. We do this by blame and conviction so this senselessness may never happen again.
It surely did not need to occur.


June 28, 2011

It's befitting this is the longest day of the year. It's more time to reflect on the wonderful gift you gave us. Please inspire those who still want to blame and convict without fully understanding. If they truly knew you, they would honor your memory by spreading honor and grace rather bitterness. Rest well my friend.


June 21, 2011

Buddy, you remain a source of inspiration to me everyday. You are constantly in my thoughts. There are so many "Buddyisms" that I see and hear that make me smile. I miss you my friend.



June 21, 2011

The first day of summer and the longest day of the year. This is a day that has more significance that any other day for me. It is the day that defines my life for me. When I look back on life it is the day that is the pivotal moment of before and after of what has happened in my life. I try to make sense and draw positive thinking from what happened. I really do, I'm in such a better place both personally and professionally. I have so much to be thankful for, for what you made possible for me. However, it still angers and disgusts me for such a senseless act to have occurred. I'm not referring to the evil within. I'm referring to those that still walk around, who get to breathe, and think of you only when it serves their selfish purpose, never taking responsibility for their decisions that led to such a tragedy. I still feel angry about following such an idiotic plan. I still wish to this day we were given the proper tools for battle to see if the outcome would have, could have, been different. Even with all the blessings and wonderful things in my life, I will never lose that feeling of WHY? I'm actually in the town where you were laid to rest. I hope you're resting peacefully, since you are the true hero. I will never forget that day...I will never forget your heroism...I will never forget you.

SA "I will never forget"

June 21, 2011

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