Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Todd Wayne McKeehan

United States Department of the Treasury - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, February 28, 1993

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Reflections for Special Agent Todd Wayne McKeehan

It was 28 years on the 28th. Hard to believe. Though it almost seems like yesterday.

Rest in peace, brother.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

March 2, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 28, 2021

Miss you every day Brother. You're courage inspires me.

Wade McKeehan
U.S. Forest Service

April 12, 2020

Another year, brother. I think I mentioned it, but it bears repeating, I'm a grandfather now. My son Todd's daughter is named Genevieve. She's four and quite a handful. Tell David I said, hi, and I'll see you guys on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

February 28, 2020

Rest in peace Special Agent McKeehan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2019

Rest In Peace brother, you’ll never be forgotten. Your sacrifice and bravery will forever be remembered.

Police Officer S. Lund
Casper PD, WY

April 8, 2019

I got an email from a student at your old high school. Her class is putting together a project to honor your memory. Last year I spoke at your high school and saw memorials to all the heroes who graduated from there. You are in good company. Rest in peace, brother. Tell David I said hello. I'll see you both on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

February 28, 2019

Todd was a great Marine, Agent, and Man. He was my best friend and leader of our 4 man team in Desert Storm. Its hard to believe 25 years have passed--and its hard not to think of what might have been. He would have flourished for sure. As it is he is an inspiration. I always speak with my History classes here in Missouri about Todd and how good of a person he was. We talked about God often and he told me he always said a prayer before he went out on a mission. I am thankful and blessed that he was my friend.

Sgt. Brent Moody
STA PLT. 3/23

March 9, 2018

I realize I'm a week late this year, but on the 28th I was in Waco for the 25-year memorial service, so believe me, I was thinking about you. I saw your mom and dad, brothers, sister, and brother-in-law. What a great family you have. Tomorrow I'm headed up to Elizabethton High School to give a talk at a big event being held in your honor.

Rest in peace, brother. I'll see you on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

March 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You and your brother ATF Agents are honored and remembered on the 25th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 28, 2018

I still ask the students every year if they have heard of you. I take them on a tour of our school sometimes, and stop at your picture in the commons. There your vigilant stare watches over the students as they eat lunch and gather before school. Many say they have never noticed you quietly on the wall. So, when we stop at your picture, I make sure to tell them about you, Waco, Ruby Ridge, the OKC bombing, etc. It helps them make a personal connection with the larger scope of American history. Sometimes we have your mother come in and speak with the class. She brings pictures, clothes, medals, etc.; but the most important things she brings with her is her memories and her stories. I even had your niece and nephew in class. I asked them if it would bother them when I taught about Waco. They both felt that the story, your story, were worth remembering.

As a history teacher I feel that no one is ever truly dead unless their story is forgotten. All of our stories one day will be on a shelf waiting for the next generation to take them down and read them. For a while, when we read, the people in those stories get to live again for a little while. I feel the worst thing would be for someone's story to get put on some high shelf and collect dust banished to the recesses of history. It would be as if that persons had nothing for the next generation; their life was not significant. I am here to make sure that your story is told, your life is remembered, and the lessons from it will be passed on. I am here to make sure just for a couple of days each semester, you get to live again, just for a while.

Alex Campbell
History Teacher at Elizabethton High School (Todd's Alma Mater)

February 6, 2018

Todd was not only a friend of mine, he was a fellow Marine. I’ll never forget the las time I spoke to him. We were together in Saudi Arabia, shortly before the ground campaign started during Operation Desert Storm. God be with you brother!

Sgt. Joe McCann
USMC

January 25, 2018

Seeing all these people who never forgot about Todd makes me realize how loved he was. I wish I could have met him but he passed away before I was born. I was told about him a lot in our family and how brave he was. RIP Todd.

Zachary Smalling
Cousin

December 9, 2017

Thanks for your service. No matter what others say, ATF was doing the right thing that day and you gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect others, even from themselves.

Sgt John Papis
NJSP

July 7, 2017

I am thinking about you today, brother, every day but especially today. I hope you're doing well. Save a spot for me. I'll see you on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

February 28, 2017

We will never forget.
Rest in peace Brother.

Special Agent
ATF SRT

March 17, 2016

Thinking about you today, brother. Twenty-three years and counting. See you on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

February 28, 2016

Todd and I served in the same marine unit in Desert Storm. H&S Company 3/23 4th Mar Div. On the eve of the 240th USMC birthday I remember Todd and his sacrifice. Semper Fi and RIP

Captain Gerald Sticker
Mandeville Police Department

November 9, 2015

Tomorrow will be 22 years. I'm a day early this year, but you can bet that I'm thinking about you and the others we lost that day. And our old buddy Sullivan too.

See you on the other side, brother.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

February 27, 2015

Hey, brother. The last 21 years kind of flew by. A lot has changed since we rode out together that last time. But some things have stayed the same. I miss you and I think of you often. I even see you in my dreams sometimes. You and Sullivan.

One bit of news: my son, Todd, is about to turn 18 believe it or not. He's bigger than both of us. He's a fine young man, and I think he carries your name well.

See you on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre (ret.)
ATF

February 28, 2014

My heart still breaks. I thought it would eventually hurt less, but it does not. I have a family now and they know you even though they have never met you. I am always telling them that I wish you were here. I tell them about our "adventures" together. They have heard the the Lt Col. Utley story so many times that they know it by heart. I am never sure which one I was, Laurel or Hardy - Tom or Huck, I think we changed roles from time to time but we never changed our allegiance. Greater love hath no man...

Anonymous

December 31, 2013

Our Dearest Todd,I just purchased an IPad.The first thing I learned to do was type in your name.All kinds of information came up about you and how you died.I cried and cried until I started reading what your friends had written about you,and somehow I began to feel at peace.In honor of your 49th birthday,Sat.Oct.19th,2013,I found a poem I want to share.The author is unknown. The moment that you died,our hearts were torn in two,
one side filled with heartache,the other died with you.
We often lie awake at night,when the world is fast asleep,and
Take a walk down memory lane,with tears upon our cheek.
Remembering you is easy,we do it every day,
But missing you is heartache that never goes away.
We hold you tightly within our heart,and there you will remain,
Until the joyous day arrives,that we will meet again.
Loving you,and missing you forever,
Mom and Dad

I want to say thanks to all who write,and encourage you to continue,so Todd will never be forgotten.Your kind words will always be an inspiration to our family.

Jane McKeehan
Mother

October 17, 2013

Todd, it seems like yesterday that I interviewed you for a special agent position in New Orleans. You had recently returned from combat and your hair had not yet grown out from your Marine crew cut. The "cow lick" stood up prominently. You passed the interview with flying colors. You were already a hero when you reported to duty with ATF. There is seldom a day that passes that I don't think of you three New Orleans agents....you, Conway and Rob. Your deaths were a great loss to ATF, your families and your country. Your are missed tremendously.

Retired SAIC
ATF

March 11, 2013

‎20 years feels like yesterday...still miss you buddy..we are all less without you

Ron Wilson
Friend

February 28, 2013

You will never be forgotten brother. Today, "A" Shift honors you, Special Agent Todd Wayne McKeehan by dedicating our shift to you. R.I.P. brother, we have the watch.

Sgt. J.L. Slaughter
Radford Police Department, VA

February 28, 2013

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