Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

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

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 28, 2008

Fifteen's been a very long time. Wherever you are, you are still thought about so very much by so many.

Forever in my thougths and heart,

Angela Boruvka
Lifelong Friend

February 28, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Steve........15 years ago today was one of the most special times in my life. I still think about you so much.

Angela Boruvka

December 18, 2007

On this the anniversary of your passing, we pause to remember. Rest in peace job well done, you may be gone but know you will never be forgotten.

Master Deputy
Chesterfield Sheriff's Office

February 28, 2007

Agent Willis, today marks the 14th anniversary of your murder at the hands of a group of social misfits. You attempted to serve a lawful court order and met with fierce gunfire. The ONLY persons responsible for the deaths of you and your fellow agents were those people inside that compound and they were the ONLY ones responsible for their ultimate demise. You and your fellow ATF agents are heroes for the risks you took in doing what had to be done.

My cousin is currently an Agent with the ATF and I’m very proud of him and can only say, the ATF has my total respect and I curse those who try to take the blame away from David Koresh and his collection of lunatics for what ultimately happened in Waco and place it on the men and women who were simply doing their jobs, you included Agent Willis.

God Bless you and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

February 28, 2007

Steve, racing was never the same w/o you, I think of you often & wonder what we would be up to now? Your friendship will always be cherished, the good times & bad, but man did we have great ride although too short.



April 20, 2006

Agent Willis your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace brother....God Bless !!

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

March 22, 2006

To the family and friends of Special Agent Stephen David Willis and his fellow officers with the US DOJ Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives:

On this the thirteenth anniversary of
his tragic death, I wanted to honor Steven's memory. On behalf of our entire family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you sustained when Special Agent Willis was brutally murdered in the line of duty along with three other officers.

This is a pain that never goes away for those who loved and cared for him.

May you all continue to be comforted and supported by your law enforcement family, and by other police survivors who share this painful journey with you.

Steven's valor and dedication will always be revered and honored. May he rest in peace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Special Agent Steven David Willis gave to his country with the Bureau of ATF,and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 28, 1993.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept. eow 4/24/05

February 28, 2006

Hard to believe it's been over twelve years since you left us. I was going through a closet last week and found items from your memorial along with pictures of us racing together. I know you loved your work with the BATF and even the DOD job. I'm sure the legacy you left there lives on. Memories of our friendship at SWT, autocrossing, water skiing and hanging out in Austin will live with me forever. God keep you my friend.


Dean Aaron
College Friend

July 17, 2005

I was working the street in Monroe, Louisiana on 28 February 1993, when BATF Agents Willis, LeBleu, Williams, and McKeehan were killed in Waco, Texas. All four of the agents worked out of the New Orleans office; and, I wanted to do something special for them. I took one of my Purple Heart Medals from the Vietnam War and mounted it on a Memorial Plaque "In Remembrance" of them. To the best of my knowledge, the plaque is displayed at one of the ATF offices. To Live On In The Hearts of Others Is To Never Die.

Loyde P. Snake Arender
Monroe, Louisiana

February 3, 2005

On February 21, 1993, Steve and I said our goodbyes, not realizing that this would be the very, very last time we were to be with each other. Although our long distance relationship was cumbersome (Austin to Houston, Houston to Austin), our love had grown so much that it was time to take the next step. Steve and I had just talked about marriage on this day.

Steven David Willis was a man and is now a soul of honor. He cherished his position with ATF and was willing to do whatever the department needed to maintain order in this crazy, sometimes uncivilized world. He was excited about each and every assignment that he was asked to carry out. It was very easy for anyone to see and hear just how proud he was of his job. His future plans included "climbing the ladder" within ATF and making the world a better place to live.

Angela (Barba) Boruvka

November 10, 2004

God bless you and your family.

St. Louis City Police

June 17, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, February 28, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Special Agent Steven David Willis, Special Agent Conway Charles LeBleu, Special Agent Robert John Williams, and Special Agent Todd Wayne McKeehan who died in the line of duty on this date eleven years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Agents Willis, LeBleu, Williams, and McKeehan's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

February 28, 2004

No officer that gave his life should be without reflection……

“For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know”


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