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

I especially think about you at this time of year - but miss you all the time.

Anonymous

December 16, 2010

What if you only had one shot at it and I missed mine? I think about that all the time.

Anonymous

November 4, 2010

Sentner,

I miss you man. Your time here was way too short, but I am sure you are keeping 'em real in Heaven so The Man must have needed you more up there. RIP my brother.

Col (sel) Joseph S. Rogers, USAF
Bagram AB
Afghanistan

Col (sel) Joseph Rogers
United States Air Force

November 3, 2010

Its not any easier every day that passes. I miss you so much, I'm certain you know that.

Anonymous

October 13, 2010

My heart breaks as I view this memorial page. I'd wondered what become of the nicest young man I'd ever met. I see he served the public well. I'm not surprised at the kind posts. You see, I knew Special Agent William Sentner as "Billy". He sat next to me in typing class in high school. As I mentioned, he was the kindest soul. If I'm remembering correctly, he'd moved from New Jersey to Rockville. It's a blessing to see he remained such a special person. He's in heaven rejoicing. His service, as well as those he served with, and those across this country, I wish to say thank you for all you've done and continue to do to protect us!!

Civilian Patsy

August 22, 2010

Still think about you all the time. Brings tears to my eyes just thinkin about how much I miss you.

Anonymous

August 9, 2010

Hey, Agent Sentner;

I was writing to one of the Tampa Police Officers that was taken from us on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, when I started thinking of you. I remembered some of the advice you gave me when you conducted our annual refresher training just 3 months before that horrible day. I moved on from the Bureau of Prisons to become a Special Agent with ICE. I hope that I can be half as good an agent as you. You will always be remembered as a true hero.

Special Agent Rocky Velazco
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security / ICE-Homeland Security Investigations

July 5, 2010

Buddy, on Tuesday two officers in Tampa were killed in the line of duty. A couple of weeks ago, I lost an uncle. I really hate the month of June, I feel like bad things always happen in June. Nonetheless, there are always times that it feels like some awful nightmare, and then there are times that I feel like it was yesterday. I still sometimes have so much anger, but that's because it should have never happened. I will always struggle with that. On a lighter note, Leave it to you to leave us on the longest day of the year! I never forget Buddy, I can't and won't because you're the reason I'm still here. I've moved on as you can see, but I still hope for change. I still preach your heroism. I still visit the memorials when I can. It's still hard at times because I know things should have been different. I hope that if not in my time in this job, there will be something good and positive that comes from your death, and not just the memorializing of it. Personally, I want you to know that I have been blessed and those that mean the most to me will always know who William "Buddy" Sentner was and what he means to us!

Andrea
SSA OIG

July 2, 2010

We're still thinking of you Buddy. Rest in Peace.

SA Jon May
DOJ-OIG

June 23, 2010

Son: Yesterday was the beginning of the 4th year. I miss you and think about you everyday. This year was hard for some reason. I think of the good times which always brings a smile to my face. You are always in my thoughts.
Dad

William Sentner
Father

June 22, 2010

Buddy,

Although it has been 4 years, your heroics from June 21, 2006, will never be forgotten. May God continue to comfort your family from this horrible, horrible tragedy...Rest in peace.

EB
DOJ/OIG NYFO

June 22, 2010

Buddy,

I will never forget how you selflessly fought to the end. You will always be remembered.

Claire Foley
OIG Miami Field Office

June 21, 2010

I will never forget your sacrifice. It means as much to me today, and everyday, as it did four years ago.

Laura Riley
DOJ OIG

June 21, 2010

I think of you often and I miss you now just as much as I did 4 years ago when it happened. Love ya.

Anonymous

June 20, 2010

Yes, indeed, take care of my Bill. No one better to guide his journey from here on than you. I miss you, Buddy.

One of the Orlando Six (but weren't we seven?)

Anonymous

June 9, 2010

5/29...Happy Birthday! Thinking of you, as usual.

Anonymous

May 29, 2010

If I left a message everytime I visited you here, you'd have pages and pages. You're in my thoughts...a lot. Miss you, love you.

Anonymous

April 19, 2010

Buddy, Keep Bill in line.

The Orlando Six

DB

March 23, 2010

Buddy-you were a good friend at PHX and one of the best interviewer's I have ever seen to this day. I am truly amazed to this day at the true act of valor you exhibited on this day. I say the word amazed, but not surprised. I always knew that you were the person that would have someone's back and that you would take care of business. Buddy, I keep your name from the National Memorial Wall hanging on my office wall as a reminder that you are the type of person I will want to be if put into that bad situation. The type of person who doesn't back down, will finish the fight, and will make sure that others are protected. Your family is in my family's prayers always. You are definitely not forgotten Buddy.--

EM
NOAA- Friend and co-worker

March 3, 2010

Nothing has changed, still missing you. Think about you all the time, I'm sure you know that. Merry Christmas.

Anonymous

December 25, 2009

Son: It's Xmas season once again. Our thought are with you and we miss you so much.
Life goes on, but we can never forget.

Dad

William Sentner
Father

December 22, 2009

Hey Buddy,

I was at FCI Tallahassee the other day. Its the first time I have ever been there. It felt as if I were visiting a historic landmark where a hero made his last stand. Even though I was not there, the events of that day ran through my head and I could almost clearly see where you were and I watched as you saved so many lives. It took my breath away and I had to pause as I walked up the steps to the lobby. It was a surreal moment for me.

Right there at that moment, I was feeling a wide range of emotions. However, I would have to say the overwhelming feeling I had was one of honor and pride, for having the privilege of knowing you.

Anonymous

November 23, 2009

Thinkin about you right now. Just thought you should know. I miss you so much.

Anonymous

November 7, 2009

Although it has been 10 years since I last saw you, I will always remember you. I am glad that you found someone you could love and have a life with. Thank you for the memories and the speical times.

Sandi

July 10, 2009

Buddy, it seems like yesterday we were saying goodbye to you and also honoring the heroism you displayed that fateful day in June 2006. Your selfless act and sacrifice inspired me to not only be a dedicated and unselfish Special Agent, but more importantly, to treasure my family and tell them everyday how much I love them. You touched many people the same way, as evidenced by the loving tributes written to you on these pages. Rest in peace brother.

Special Agent Vic Bello
U.S. Department of Justice

June 26, 2009

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