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Special Agent David Elliott Sullivan

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

End of Watch Thursday, March 31, 1994

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Reflections for Special Agent David Elliott Sullivan

It's hard to believe it's been 25 years to the day since we took that ride together, our lives and our careers stretched out ahead of us as far as our eyes could see. And it all changed in an instant. You've been gone a long time, brother, but you will not be forgotten. I'll see you on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

March 31, 2019

Rest in peace Special Agent Sullivan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2019

Sorry I was late this year, and without the Harley. It was good to visit you. See you on the other side, brother.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

April 11, 2018

Twenty-three years today, brother. I miss you every day.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

March 31, 2017

I miss you, brother.

Chuck Hustmyre
ATF, retired

February 24, 2017

Love you and miss you!!!!!!!! You would be so proud of Emily and Lori. We see each other often. You have a niece named after you David and she ihas red hair like you and so smart. She is Matthew's daughter, eight yrs. old, a little lady and her name is Elliot Faye. She and Emily have a great relationship and you would be so pleased. Your mom

Needra Sullivan Powell
mother

August 1, 2016

I'm thinking about you today, Brother. Twenty-two years is a long time, but in some ways it seems like yesterday.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

March 31, 2016

Twenty-one years passed pretty fast, my friend. I'm thinking of you today. I'll see you on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre, ATF (retired)

March 31, 2015

God Bless you and God Bless your family on this sad anniversary. How proud they all are of you.

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

March 31, 2015

Agent Sullivan,
Sir, even though it's been 20 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but also for your service in the USMC as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;Former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 1, 2014

Thinking of you today, my friend. I'll see you on the other side.

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre (ret.)
ATF

March 31, 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

March 30, 2013

Another year, my friend. I miss you. Tell Todd M. hello. I'll see you both on the other side. Not too soon, though:)

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre (ret.)
ATF

March 31, 2012

David, my friend, it's been 17 years. So much has changed. Still some things remain the same.

I've been in touch with Emily in the last year. From what I hear you would be very proud. She is a great girl.

I'm not going to make it to the grave this year, but I'll bring you a beer soon.

I miss you, brother. Say hello to Todd M. for me.

See you on the other side.

Chuck

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre (ret.)
ATF

March 31, 2011

David,

Say hello to Todd for me. We all had a bad day 18 years ago today.

See you on the other side, brother.

Chuck

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre (ret.)
ATF

February 28, 2011

David, I look at your picture and I think how young you were and I how handsome. We all miss you dreadfully and think of you often. Emily is a beautiful young lady and so smart. You would be so proud of her. Lori has done a great job of raising her and they are so close. Lori and I remain very close and that is a tribute to you! Tell your dad and grandparents hello for me. I love you!!!!

Needra Sullivan Powell
mother

July 29, 2010

David,

It's hard to believe it's been 16 years today. I wonder what you would look like now. You would be a year shy of 50. Would you still be skinny? Would you have all your hair? I still have my hair, but I'm not quite as skinny.

You were a good mentor and a good friend. I miss you. Everyone misses you.

I'm driving up to Ole Miss tomorrow. I'll stop by the cemetery and say hello. I'll bring you a cold one, like always.

Bye, brother. See you on the other side.

Chuck

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre (ret.)
ATF

March 31, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 31, 2010

I'm thinking about you, brother. You saved some lives 17 years ago today.

See you on the other side.

Chuck

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre (ret.)
ATF

February 28, 2010

Come back?

Emily
daughter

May 26, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

To his daughter: Like you, my grandson Cody knows his daddy through stories and pictures but I am sure you are and will remain his little princess. I hope you have been able to participate in COPS activities and developed friendships with children of other fallen officers. I hold you and your family in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 31, 2009

Special Agent Sullivan, today marks the 15th anniversary of your tragic departing of this life for the next. I have the greatest admiration for the ATF and all those former agencies that evolved into it. You have a difficult and often very unpopular job but it’s a job that has to be done and you brave men and women do it every day.

In reading the reflections left by family and friends, I got a little choked up. It’s obvious how special you are to those who know you. I do not use the past tense because I believe that you have never truly left them. Despite not being physically there, you are in their hearts and are there with every thought they have, helping to protect them and guide them through life. They miss you, but they know you’re close.

You are a hero.

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

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

March 31, 2009

David,

It's been 14 years today. I think about you often and especially today. Pete Mastin has (or at least had) your bike, but since then I bought a Harley too. I'm riding to Madison today to stop by the cemetery. I'll see you in a few hours.

I wish we could crack a cold one together today, but we'll save it till later.

You were a damn good agent, mentor and friend. By the way, my son's name is TODD DAVID HUSTMYRE. Guess where I got the first and middle names?

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

Chuck Hustmyre
ATF (ret.)

Special Agent Chuck Hustmyre
ATF (ret.)

March 31, 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

Even though I have never met Uncle David my husband talks so much about him. He idolized his Uncle more then anyone will ever know. David's daughter Emily is an amazing person and a joy to call family. We are having a little girl in a week and have decided to name her Elliot after him. My husband talks about David all the time and we both feel that nameing our daughter after him is the most amazing honor we could ever give him.

Ashley Sullivan
nephews wife

March 3, 2008

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