Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Stacy Edward Levay

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, January 1, 1992

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Reflections for Sergeant Stacy Edward Levay

I appreciate all of the people who remember Stacy. He was a wonderful son and I was always so proud of him and I miss him daily. March 2017 his dad joined him and his brother Joel passed away this February 2018. Both died of broken hearts. If there are pictures you would like to get to me I can be contacted through Washington Concerns of Police Survivors at [email protected]

Linda Levay
Mother

July 24, 2018

It's December and you are still heavy in my presence, in fact- the contractor working on my house right now reminds me strongly of you in many ways. still after all these years you come to me in my dreams vividly and I understand now the reason you would want to make a mark in this world through sacrifice. There was no kinder brother to grow up with, your heart was golden and you are still missed. I never forget December 29th. I hope daddy is with you now. Your memory is very much alive today. I welcome details about his final days for closure still.

Lisa Levay Behrens

December 2, 2017

Hi Patrick !

I'm Stacy's older brother Joel. If you could send me pictures I'd make sure my family get them and would appreciate it SO MUCH !!

We miss him every day. My Dad has never been the same after was lose Stacy. His birthday & murder happened on the same day. Please please reach out to me.

Joel LeVay
BROTHER

November 22, 2016

I'm currently stationed at Andersen AFB. We recently completed a new outdoor pavillion/guardmount room and are naming it in Sgt Levay's honor. If anyone has contact with his immediate family our commander would like to send them some photos of the dedication. You can contact me.

Patrick Glasscock (MSgt ret)
36 SFS, Andersen AFB, Guam

July 27, 2016

I met Stacey when I was civilian employee at Ramstien AFB.
we had many good times, a lot of laughs, and about as many tears.
for some reason he was weighing heavy on me today.

God Bless, my friend.

Bob Fox
friend

April 9, 2016

Rest in Peace Sergeant Stacy Levay. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers and their spawn.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

January 2, 2016

I just found this page. My sincere condolences to the Levay family As the LE Desk Sergeant on duty this is one day I will never forget. Stacy had stopped by the LE Desk and we were talking when the Commissary called for a funds escort. Stacy stated he would do it. The details of that day will forever be remember by me. The worst part is knowing that the robbery was planned by a coward, a SP member. Stacy had a bright future ahead of him and performed bravely on that dark day. God bless.

Jaime L Vicente, MSgt(Ret)
USAF Security Forces

October 27, 2015

I remember the day Stacy passed like it was yesterday. I received the call as the AFOSI duty agent and recalled I had just met Stacy a few days before this happened and enjoyed a great conversation with him. It was tough to handle. However, proud to have been part of a great team of folks from AFOSI, the 633rd SPS, the FBI and the Guam Police Department that worked tirelessly to track down these cowards and bring them to justice. I will always remember Stacy, his service, and ultimate sacrifice.

SA Richard J. Bergeron
AFOSI (Retired)

August 27, 2015

I didn't know you, but when I was stationed there as a cop from 98-00, I learned of your story. The ambush of cowards, and reading of Simoy's over turned verdict from death to life in prison is just another reason in a long line of tragic reasons the system is flawed. Rest in Peace brother.

Eric Hamdeed
36 SFS

April 16, 2014

My sincere condolences to the Levay family. Tracy L Wallace...some of us former US Air Force policemen would like to contact the family in order to personally convey our condolences. Do you, by any chance, have contact information for them?

Rob Marchbanks, Former SSgt
US Air Force Police

April 10, 2014

Stacy...because of you I decided to do Security Police Augmentee Duty during my TDY on Guam...they had your name displayed on the LE window...I was so touch by what happened to you that I wanted to represent for all accounts a very fine man and airman. I was also sadden by the fact that you died on your birthday...I have always had the policy of never working on my birthday...I really wished you hadn't either that day...I never met you but wanted to show my respect for you by being a volunteer...tow the line that you did...as well as lay down my life for another as you did...the newspapers didn't give all the details but I was told that you sacrificed your life for the Commissary clerk's...what a man/airman for doing that...I hope when day comes that you will be one of the people I get to meet in the afterlife...RIP STACY...I have not forgotten you in all this time and I promise you I never will my brother in arms.

Tracy L Wallace
Honorably Discharged USAF Veteran 1983 to 1998

September 16, 2013

I was stationed at Anderson AFB Guam as a Security Specialist when Law Enforcement Sergeant Levay was murdered by Jose Simoy.

Simoy was an active duty airman and also a security specialist. Due to this he was aware of the procedures in dealing with money transports and had done them in the past. Due to Simoy having this knowledge, and having at least two other cowardly accomplices, were the only reasons he was able to ambush and murder Sgt. Levay.

Sgt. Levay is a Hero, he was a K9 officer also. I worked on the prisoner transport team taking the coward simoy from jail to court. I was also there when simoy was sentenced to death. I am shocked to find his death sentence was reduced to life in prison for such a cowardly crime.

Sgt. Levay was on a separate shift than I was on and I did not know him personally, but I do know he was well respected, well known for his professionalism and well liked by all. In addition he was an excellent Sgt. and a credit to this country. He must have been because I still remember him 23 years later.

Formerly: SRA Tom Holt; now Det.
Now: CCCCD PD Then: USAF 633 SPS

August 28, 2013

I was one of the nurse staff on Guam, that took care of Stacy until he was taken off life support. His wife was Asian American and it seems to me that she returned to her native home (I want to say the Philippines).
The killers were active duty AF and should have received death, but only received life sentences.

Ramona Spencer
former US Navy

August 21, 2013

You are the most amazing person and friend,When i recieve the letter back on Jan.1992 i was three months pregnant.we were going to ask you to be my son godfather.Since you and Alice were in our wedding.But it didn't happen.Untill this day i wonder where alice is or how she doing.You are never forgotten Stacy,you are always in our heart.We miss you.You are always my HERO.

Precy
Friend

May 28, 2013

Remembering you today.

Your mother contributes so much to survivors here in Washington State.

Rest in peace; you are not forgotten.

Brenda
Washington State Concerns of Police Survivors

January 1, 2013

Sgt. Levay,
Sir, even though it has been 21 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. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

January 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 8, 2012

Stacy, . When we got to Guam, I knew we would connect. I miss our friendship. Rest in Peace my friend

Sgt. Carl Williams
633 Security Police Squadron

November 1, 2012

I was stationed in Guam and remember this.

Anonymous

October 12, 2012

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Anonymous

March 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th anniversary year 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2010

Stacy,

I have had the pleasure of knowing your mother, who is a strong advocate for C.O.P.S.

She has such compassion and sympathy in her outreach to those who have lost officers in the line of duty.

Rest in peace; you will not be forgotten.

Brenda
WAState Concerns of Police Survivors

December 31, 2009

Hero's are never forgotten! Continue to rest in peace brother.

Paul Bodenhamer
Police Officer
Dept of Veterans Affairs Police

Former 36th SFS Andersen AFB Guam
Security Forces - United States Air Force
62nd Security Forces Squadron Phoenix Raven McChord AFB

Police Officer - Paul Bodenhamer
Dept of Veterans Affairs

April 10, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 12, 2008

Sgt. Levay,
On today, the 16th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

January 1, 2008

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