Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Jay W. Seale

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, August 27, 1994

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Reflections for Special Agent Jay W. Seale

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 24th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 27, 2018

Agent Seale,
On today, the 21st 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 U.S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne "All American" Division. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Airborne All The Way!

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2015

I served with Jay as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a great guy and had a great deal of motivation. He was someone I can say that I am proud to have known.

Trooper James Williams (Retired)
Kentucky State Police

August 13, 2014

I never knew Jay, but I worked with his brother B in the early 90's at a retailer. He loved his brother greatly and I remember his sadness and pride when he informed us of the tragedy. At the time I had no vision of myself in a law enforcement career. But I often think of Jay's story, his brother and family. I have great memories and hope B is doing well. I know he loved his brother and is carrying on his memory.

Air Interdiction Agent
US Customs and Border Protection

August 7, 2014

I have had the privelage of meeting Special Agent Seales very proud brother. I know his memory will live on and his work will continue through his brothers footsteps. Look forward to meeting you some sunny day soon. Until then, sleep well Special Agent.

Sgt.Ian Tabern
Merseyside Police SWAT (UK)

May 28, 2014

I will never forget Surf's Up in Summer 1984 or and going through Rush at Tech the next Fall -- and meeting you. You were a True Gentleman

I am so sad we lost touch. You never knew I became an LEO..

Rest easy, Jay.

Phi Alpha.

Sr. Trooper
Oregon State Police

December 16, 2013

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 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.

I am sure this was also one of the saddest days in DEA history.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

August 27, 2009

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 19, 2008

Jay was a great guy. I served with him in the 80's B CO. 1st 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment
He was tough, yet a kind person. RIP

Sgt. Chuck Taylor
Brothers in the Paratroopers

December 12, 2007

Jay was a classmate from 1st - 12th grade, a high school football teammate, a "partner-in-crime" in occasional mischief, and a dear friend through it all.

He always had a ready smile and a zest for life. He enjoyed the thrill of exciting and dangerous pursuits, and desired to serve his country from an early age, so I know he died doing something he loved.

God bless you and your family, Jay -- you'll never be forgotten.

HH

Herb
Friend

October 20, 2006

12 YEARS AGO SPECIAL AGENT SEALE AND FOUR OTHERS GAVE THEIR LIVES "IN THE LINE OF DUTY".
MAY THEY NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
GLB

August 27, 2006

SA Seale,

I honor you. Let no fallen hero be without a reflection. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 16, 2004

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