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Special Agent Steven David Willis

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 Steven David Willis

Rest in peace Special Agent Willis.

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

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your brother ATF agents for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 28, 2018

It was many years ago in San Marcos that we dated. My lasting memory of you....what I said to my friends when they asked about you at the time was "He is such a nice guy." It was pure in its meaning. Reflective. Honest. True. We went out to dinner, held hands, laughed, talked, walked around the river. You totally loved my lasagna....said it was the best you ever had. I can still picture your apartment ....vividly.....how neat and clean it was. I was impressed. You told me stories about your work. I distinctly remember commenting on the danger; asking you if you ever got scared. Your answer haunted me for so long after your death. You simply said "Of coarse." It was the epitome of bravery. The awareness yet willingness to risk your life for others' safety. I am a grand mother of 2 now. I often find myself looking at them and wondering---like many grandparents--- "what will you be when you grow up?" Your dedication and sacrifice reminds me that the measure of a man or woman is not necessarily what they do but how they feel.....about themselves and others. You were confident, joyful, thoughtful, kind, brave. It was my pleasure to have known you. So wonderful that all my memories of us are pleasant ones. I thank you for your service....and those memories.

Christine
friend

January 15, 2018

It was many years ago in San Marcos that we dated. My lasting memory of you....what I said to my friends when they asked about you at the time was "He is such a nice guy." It was pure in its meaning. Reflective. Honest. True. We went out to dinner, held hands, laughed, talked, walked around the river. You totally loved my lasagna....said it was the best you ever had. I can still picture your apartment ....vividly.....how neat and clean it was. I was impressed. You told me stories about your work. I distinctly remember commenting on the danger; asking you if you ever got scared. Your answer haunted me for so long after your death. You simply said "Of coarse." It was the epitome of bravery. The awareness yet willingness to risk your life for others' safety. I am a grand mother of 2 now. I often find myself looking at them and wondering---like many grandparents--- "what will you be when you grow up?" Your dedication and sacrifice reminds me that the measure of a man or woman is not necessarily what they do but how they feel.....about themselves and others. You were confident, joyful, thoughtful, kind, brave. It was my pleasure to have known you. So wonderful that all my memories of us are pleasant ones. I thank you for your service....and those memories.

Christine
friend

January 15, 2018

Again, not a significant day......just me thinking about you. I don't have the sad days much anymore....just every once in a while, when I'm alone, my thoughts drift to you. I'll hear a song that reminds me of you or remember something that involves a memory of you. Not truly knowing what happens after we die, I'm hoping that someday I can see you again....maybe talk in some universe or realm that allows you to be alive again.

Your birthday is in exactly one month....you would be 57 this year....an old man!! :-D

Angela Boruvka
Friend

November 18, 2017

We will never forget.
Rest in peace Brother.

Special Agent
ATF SRT

March 17, 2016

Steve ypu were a great guy best cousin ever I miss you.
Cindy willis

Cindy willis
family

August 8, 2015

I never knew you...but you helped me graduate in criminal justice at your alma mater. I won a scholarship in your name and I can't help but feel guilty or cry when I watch anything involving your untimely death. I graduated 5 years ago...I am 28 now. It is so obvious how much you were loved, and what a great person you were so I am honored that I won a scholarship in your name! I corresponded with your parents back in 2007 when I gained the scholarship and learned even more about you! In my prayers and I cannot wait to meet you in Heaven!

Kasey Rose
School Texas State university-scholarship

April 20, 2014

Here it is.....21 years and one month since that horrible day. As I reread all of the reflections left over the years by all, I realized that my personal reflections went from being the fiancee/girlfriend/lifelong friend to.....friend. It's funny how the passing of time changes things. BUT, it has never changed my heart.

I can still remember being in your apartment that weekend hiding silly notes in your cabinets....rearranging your entire kitchen so that you would have a good laugh when you got home. I can still remember talking to Wile E. Coyote who always stood in the corner of the living room right behind the front door so that anyone walking through would jump when they caught this creature from the corner of their eye. Wile was always waiting for playful banter from anyone who would pay attention to him. But he got the last laugh.....we buried him with you!!! But you knew that already. :)

I can't help but wonder what you would be doing now if you were still able to be here. Nights like tonight are hard....no significance to the date other than I have a lot of time to think and when I have lots of time to think ........my thoughts always stray to you. As my life has moved on, the pain of what happened has moved on. I still cry on occasion but I no longer have horrible dreams. It has been so long since I dreamed about you in any way. BUT, secretly, I wish for a dream that tells me how good you are doing....wherever you are...just something...to let me know you're good!!!

Sweet dreams.....to both of us. Until the time I get to see you again, much love.

Angela

Angela Boruvka
friend

March 28, 2014

There are days when it's so overwhelming and your absence is felt so strongly. No significance to today other than me thinking about you and it's another day without you here.

I hope you can hear me......I still love you...always will.

Angela

Angela Boruvka
friend

September 2, 2013

Hard to believe it has been 20 years since I lost a good friend. I laughed today thinking of all the good times we had in high school, at SouthWest Texas State University, and after we both got into law enforcement. I will always remember Steve and how he unselfishly gave his life while performing his chosen duty.

Lt Daniel Terronez
Texas DPS - Highway Patrol

February 28, 2013

20 years ago today I lost a friend and heaven gained a hero. You are thought of often and the sacrifice you made.

MJ Bryant, Sr Police Officer, Retired
Houston Police Dept

February 28, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 28, 2013

Thinking of you ATF SA Willis..your sacrifice will not be forgotten..Rest in the Arms of God.

Todd Hunt
US Marshals Service

September 10, 2012

You are honored today S.A. Steven Willis. Thank you for your service. Even though it has been 19yrs. today, you will not be Forgotten! Rest easy Agent Willis, we have the watch from here.

D/S Andrew D. Roedel
Jackson County Sheriff's Department - Marianna, FL

February 28, 2012

The Crackling Thunder of the rifles at your funeral still echoes in my heart, chills my spine, and pierces my soul...for I feel to this day it should have been me instead.
My life has been nothing but heartbreaks,and be-trail. A life you would Not have let me live cause You believed in me, were the only human I trusted and believed in.
You did so much good in this world. You were my mentor, a friend, and only you could see the good in me when every one else only saw a cocky street kid..and when God called you to report for his duty... I was lost, all my hopes and dreams..and didn't know the other agents very well or trust anyone without you here to guide me Except Your parents. They tried , but i didn't want to burden to them. I was young, foolish, and afraid of the unknown.
I feel like I've let you down. If I could I would Proudly wear that badge like you wanted me to, and just like you, fearlessly lay down my life for the good of humanity ...your a Tough mentor to follow.
I've made a few wrong turns in this road of life, but I will see you again when I reach the end my friend. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. And I know You can see this cause Angels ARE among us.....

James Allen Stanford
B. A. T. F. HOUSTON TEXAS

October 26, 2011

Life isn't the same without you. Miss you

Kenneth harrison
cousin

August 13, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Remembering all who perished today.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada1

February 28, 2011

I still feel your soul around me.....you are missed as much now as the first day you left us.

Even after 17 years, I still cry for you and everything you have missed doing in your life. I hope you can hear me when I talk to you.

Take care.....

Angela Boruvka
Friend

February 28, 2010

Special Agent Willis, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 28, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

February 28, 2009

Happy Birthday!!! I still think about you a lot. We still miss you so much.

Hope you're celebrating today.

Angela

Angela Boruvka
Friend

December 18, 2008

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 19, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 28, 2008

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