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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

Thirty-one years have flown by. Yet, paradoxically, February 28, 1993 seems like yesterday and also a hundred years ago. So much has changed, so much hasn't. I'm thinking about you today, brother, and all of the fallen. I'll see you on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

February 28, 2024

Agent McKeehan,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but also when you served with the USMC-especially during the 1991 Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

February 28, 2023

Thirty years. It's hard to believe. When I think about that day, which I often do, I'm always struck by how long ago it seems, as if it happened in another lifetime; yet how recent it seems, like it happened just yesterday. It is a strange paradox, but one I've gotten used to over the past three decades.

You are the one constant, brother, frozen in my mind, so full of youth, vitality, and confidence; still unbent, unbowed, and unburdened by the years. And forever shall you remain. You were the best of us.

Tell David I said hello. I'll see you both on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

February 27, 2023

Today I was reflecting on some of our fallen fellow law enforcement officers over the past 30 years and Todd was first to come to mind. Upon researching his name it warmed my heart to read the attached remembrance and comments. As a friend of Todd's family, growing up, Todd's legacy was greatly influential on my career and life. I sincerely want to thank each of you for keeping his memory as well as other LEOs memories alive. Old school LEOs, where has the last 30 years gone? We all know that it has changed, it has all changed and not for the better unfortunately. To each of you, thank you for everything you have given to our country. With everything that is in me, It does not bother me if I am not ever remembered for being a police officer, sheriffs deputy, the sheriff, or a special agent with the DEA. It really matters not! While I am proud of my service and hope that I did alot of good, my hope is that someday I will remembered as a good and loving father, husband a loyal friend, but most of all as someone who unwaivered in faith for Jesus Christ. Wishing many blessings to each of you.

Special Agent/Sheriff Chris W. Mathes
DEA/Carter County, Tn Sheriff (Retired)

November 5, 2022

I selfishly wish I could have grown up with you around. I inherited your love of guns and the outdoors and I’ve always wished I could have learned from you. I especially wish you were around right now—but again, selfishly. Your earthly legacy will forever live on and you will forever be an inspiration for strength and courage.
I know you’re singing with the angels and I can’t wait til one day when we can catch up and praise His name forevermore.


October 4, 2022

Thinking about you today, brother. See you on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

February 28, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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