Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent William C. Sheldon

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, March 2, 2015

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Reflections for Special Agent William C. Sheldon

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Special Agent Sheldon for your 16 years of service with the ATF and your service in the Army. Rest easy, we'll take the watch from here.

SGT David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, KS

March 9, 2015

Your efforts on behalf of the nation are honored here and in our hearts.

God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 9, 2015

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

March 9, 2015

Rest In Peace Special Agent Sheldon

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

March 9, 2015

Thank you for your service and dedication to the badge.

Lieutenant Jason Windsor
Marshall County Sheriff's office

March 9, 2015

Please accept my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of Agent Sheldon. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
R.I.P Special Agent Sheldon

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

March 8, 2015

TY TO Special Agent William Sheldon AND TO ALL THE HEROES OF 9/11 WTC TRADGEDY!
Unfortunately people do not understand the entire concept behind what these terrorist did that sad day in NYC. I live out in Suffolk county on Long Island, Ny, 45 miles from the WTC. I could smell the fires from my house. This was a terrible tragedy that unfortunately will keep on killing with the treacherous path it is taken OUR HEROES down. The attack on The WTC 9/11/2001 was the start of the end for many of our heroes because of the contaminated air the had to breath in.
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE Special Agent William Sheldon and ty for your service!

Joseph N Billone
newphew of ODMP Nicolo Danisi

March 8, 2015

RIP, brother. May God hold you in His nearer presence and comfort your families, both immediate and 'Blue'

Chaplain Paul Worley
San Antonio, Texas Police Department

March 8, 2015

Special Agent William Sheldon rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his ellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved one,
and pray for you during the days to come. Agent Sheldon will be in the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at attention
in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, They are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement.
All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others,they welcome you to this hallowed place. As you march down the Thin Blue Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused on you as if to say it will be ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces. Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law enforcement

Dr. stan phillips Usa Ret, Ms, Bs
Walnut Grove Ms Police, Lt. retired

Dr. stan phillips Usa Ret, Ms, Bs
Walnut Grove Ms Police, Lt. retired

March 8, 2015

God's peace and speed Special Agent Sheldon. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

March 8, 2015

Rest in peace agent Sheldon my sincere condolences to your family's and to your department you made the ultimate sacrifice for many people you saved a lot of lives. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold

Ofc. Terry Zech
Veteran affairs police department Detroit Michigan

March 8, 2015

Rest in peace Brother William.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

March 8, 2015

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow agents.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 8, 2015



March 8, 2015


Retired TFC Theresa Medcalf
Ga Dept of Public Safety

March 7, 2015

Rest in peace and thank you for your selfless service. You were a true hero.

RN Trish Collins
Hartford Hospital

March 7, 2015

May we never forget your sacrifice. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Bruce Sales
Mesquite Police Department (TX)

March 7, 2015

R.I.P. Special Agent Sheldon,we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Bureau of ATF in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you, and may God keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

March 7, 2015

Agent Sheldon answered the call. Cherish his devotion and bless those he loved.

Engineer Naber

March 7, 2015

For Special Agent William Sheldon:

The risks in law-enforcement are many and serious injury or death is always present. At times an injury can linger and make the life of the law-officer difficult, and it extends well into his family. We regret that our brother William would suffer - and so long - for being among those officers who so valiantly responded to the "911" site when the hazards were mostly unknown and yet so high.
We pray for William's family, co-workers, friends and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another at this time.
We are proud to render Special Agent William Sheldon, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 7, 2015

Rest Well brother

Ofc. C. Davis

March 7, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 7, 2015

RIP Brother..... Please watch down on us everyday while on Patrol

Police Officer K Jonas
East Orange Police Department

March 7, 2015

Rest easy brother. Thank you for your service.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

March 7, 2015

An Officer’s Heart
By Kathy Farace

I chose to work in law enforcement;
It’s my duty and my call.
I will serve no matter what the risk
In a crisis great or small.

Protecting life and liberties
From jeopardy and from theat.
No matter what the time or cause,
I’ll respond with no regret

The thin blue line of courage is a symbol that reflects,
The depth of strength to conquer,
Fear our commitment and respect.

Duty calls, the race begins, days end is unbeknown.
Though focused on the work at hand
My heart is back at home.

As an officer I know I’m not in this alone.
You stand with me by my side and pray my safety home.

I give you this special gift a heart for us to share;
Holding precious words of love far days so hard to bear.

Every moment of every day, in my heart you’ll always be.
We’ll never be far apart……You have “A Piece of Me”

Jaime Sandoval
Heald College Capstone

March 7, 2015

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