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

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Special Agent Bill Sheldon, and the extended law enforcement family of the ATF. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 7, 2015

Thank you for your brave service.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

March 7, 2015

RIP Brother. Thank you and God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
No.Bergen, N.J.P.D.

March 7, 2015

Will be missed..He was a dear and true friend

John Verrecchio A1C
Family friend

March 7, 2015

God is holding this beautiful officer in his arms now. please bless this family praying for you all

Civilian Debbie Kirkpatrick
No agency

March 7, 2015

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of William Sheldon who went to his eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter him beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind his soul among the living, that he may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

March 7, 2015

"We will never forget"

Sergeant Timothy Long
Long Beach Police Department CA

March 7, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

March 7, 2015

Thank you William for your courage and sacrifice on that terrible day and the days after, you will live on in those you helped save, God bless you and your family

Agent Jonathan L. Richards
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency

March 7, 2015

RIP, prayers for the family.

Sgt. Ron Cromer
Martin Co. Sheriff, FL.

March 7, 2015

Rest in peace Agent Sheldon!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

March 7, 2015

Thank you for all you did for our country. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

March 7, 2015

Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. Your service will never be forgotten.

FTO D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

March 7, 2015

Thank you Sir for your Service. Gone way to soon, but never forgotten for your act of Valor. You are a true American Hero. I pray for peace and comfort for your family, friends, and brothers.
May you forever Rest In Peace.

J. Hastey
Police Survivor

March 7, 2015

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, 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 wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jerome County, Idaho Retired
Jerome County Sheriff's Office

March 7, 2015

Thank you for your service brother, you will be missed by those who knew you and those who did not. I will count myself fortunate that I did so.

What we do in life echoes in eternity.

Jason Denham

March 7, 2015

Rest in peace Bill.

None Anonymous Anonymous

March 7, 2015

God Bless you Bill for being a hero that day. You did your job and you can now rest. Rest in peace no more pain or sorrow.

Former Sgt Joe Covington
Corpus Christi Police Department

March 7, 2015

RIP brother Bill.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

March 7, 2015

RIP Special Agent William Sheldon. Your sacrifice made on that dreadful September day will remain with us. Thin Blue Line

Police Explorer Ben Quist
Angels Camp Police Department

March 7, 2015

SA William Sheldon, Thank you for your service, RIP with no more pain.


March 7, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Special Agent Bill Sheldon. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of The United States will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the sons of Special Agent Sheldon know that their Dad is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us, Special Agent Sheldon, Thank You for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace God bless you and your family.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

March 7, 2015

R.I.P. BROTHER Sheldon!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

March 6, 2015

I worked off Greenwich from Barclay to 7WTC along side the ATF guys and an FBI Agent. I have to this day prayed for them all. I am both saddened and concerned to know they are passing as I was along side them.

I have their families in my prayers. Godspeed.

EMT, Reggie Cervantes

March 6, 2015

Brother Sheldon, you have earned a place in paradise. Your watch has ended and it is a true tragedy. Rest easy, we have the watch from here.

To Mrs. Sheldon and your children, I cannot imagine the tremendous grief you are all facing now. You have my sincere condolences and I hope that the cherished memories of your husband and father, and the solemn pride that you must share knowing that he devoted his life to service will assuage the anguish of your loss.

Officer Joseph Walker
Niobrara Nebraska Police Department

March 6, 2015

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