Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Security Policeman Sean Elms

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

End of Watch Monday, August 12, 1991

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Reflections for Security Policeman Sean Elms

Like many others, I was surprised to find this site. I was not only there that day but I was also a member of the team immediately to the left of Sean's team when the accident occurred. I remember that there was so much smoke on our side of the field that you could barely see in front of you. Suddenly, all we could hear was cadre screaming for everyone to get down on the ground. To this day, I still have many mixed emotions about what happened that day and it is something I will never forget. Rest in peace Sean.

John Robinson, MSgt USAF (1991-2012)

January 27, 2021

Thank you for your service

Nick mottola
None

August 12, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 12, 2020

Sean,I STILL CARRY WITH ME THE FSU KEY CHAIN YOU GAVE ME AS A REMINDER OF OUR TIME TOGETHER AT FT.DIX&OUR TIME AT TECH SCHOOL.EVERYTIME I SEE A FSU GAME&HEAR THE CHANT THAT ALL OF US ON THAT DAY CHANTED WITH YOU,WILL FOREVER REST IN MY MEMORY OF YOU.FOR THE LAST 18 YEARS,AUGUST 12 HAS BEEN THOUGHTS OF YOU LOOKING UP&LETTING YOU KNOW THAT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU,ESPECIALLY WHEN FSU PLAYS DUKE IN BASKETBALL LOL LOVE YOU BRO

Thomas Hendricks

May 25, 2020

I remember that day well and I remember the memorial we had for you, I lent my badge for the reflection table. I think about you from time to time and hope your family has lots of fond memories of you to hold onto.

Sgt D Brady
fellow Airman

November 9, 2019

Rip brother I was there that faithful day and have thought abt you often. See ya on the other side kid.

sra daniel murray
usaf

May 25, 2019

Rest in peace Security Policeman Elms.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 25, 2019

Loved in Life
Honored in Death
Treasured in Memory

Harriet Elms
Mother

February 21, 2019

I remember this day. One of the worst days of my life. God bless Sean and his family.

Jacob D. Martin, A1C, USAF, 3D SFS
ABGD Training June-Aug 1991

April 10, 2018

Wow, I’m not sure why Sean just popped into my mind but he did. I decided to google his name and came across this sight. I was there that day. We were up next to go down range to start our team movements. We couldn’t figure out what was taking so long until they came and told us what happened. It was so incredibly hot that day. They moved us to the tree line and let us cool off under the trees that day. Later they loaded us back on the transportation vehicle and took us back to the dorms. Someone came onto the bus and let us know that Sean had been involved in a terrible accident. We were soooo very sad. It’s a day that I will never forget, it was the day before my 19th Birthday. Continued peace to Sean’s family and to those that knew this sweet guy.

LaHoma McCardell (Livingston)
USAF (April 1991-March 1997)

March 19, 2018

27 Years and it seems like yesterday! Loved when you always lead our March with the Florida State “War Chant” ! Miss you my friend, loved our talks and will always cherish our friendship! So you know we marched to your War Chant to your funeral! Love you! Thank you for our friendship!

Mary Harris
Former A1C USAF

March 4, 2018

Hello,
If there are any friends of family on here please contact me. I would like to ride in this years Police Unity Tour in honor of your loved one.

MSgt David Tingle
USAFR

February 20, 2017

I am glad like many to come across this website. This is a day (August 12, 1991) you never forget, and his picture will be etched into our minds forever. I spoke with Sean the night before the accident as we were the last two in the latrines. He was as everyone else has said just a genuine, and really nice guy. I remember him on the cattle trucks briefly as we all were packed on them that morning for our trip out to the range. His group was the group right that shot after my group.

Sean may god continue to bless you and your family

Mark G
Former USAF Security Policeman

December 29, 2016

Can't believe I just found this site 25 years later. I would like to take the opportunity to tell Sean's family what a good man and friend he was, he spoke of you often especially his brother. I had the opportunity to get to know him well and to this day I haven't forgotten the events of that day. He is and will continue to be remembered. If anyone else from our group finds this please reach out. [email protected]

Tim Reilly Airman/Security Police

December 3, 2016

Can't believe it's been 25 years, man. That was the greatest Summer, ever. Memorial Days are still tough. The Polaroids we took at Lackland are all fading, the letters that you sent (and arrived after your death) are crumbling, but the memories of laughter, great times and all of the shenanigans we got into remain fresh. Miss you, brother. Thanks for being the best friend, best roommate, best "best man" and funniest guy I ever met.

Joe Marinaro
USAF

May 30, 2016

TSgt Martin,
Sean was from Brooksville, Florida. His parents are Fred and Harriet Elms

Msgt Duane Gonzales
USAF Retired

May 29, 2016

My name is Scott Brady I was in training with with Sean. I loved him and I miss him to this day. I hope his parents read this as we were pen pals pals at one point. Please if you know or served with us please call me at 812-728-4578.

A1C Scott Brady
USAF security police (elite guard)

November 9, 2015

My name is Scott Brady I was in training with with Sean. I loved him and I miss him to this day. I hope his parents read this as we were pen pals pals at one point. Please if you know or served with us please call me at 812-728-4578.

A1C Scott Brady
USAF security police (elite guard)

November 8, 2015

To anyone who knows seans parents or families whereabouts, please leave there town or city here. I been trying to find them for a long time. I spoke to him last before his death and he had amazing things he wanted his parents and family to know.

Tsgt martin
Former instructor for sean

June 27, 2015

Wow, I never knew this site existed....I remember well that fateful morning. We were all eager to get out there and train to serve our country. I'll never forget that day you left this world. My group was next in line after yours. I recall all the smoke blowing around and the sound of M-16's and loud booms, then there was silence.
I could hear the Cadre yelling to cease fire, we couldn't understand what was taking so long for us to move into position. Then someone walked over and told us that the training for the day has ended and one of our fellow soldiers has fallen.
I often look at pictures that were taken of all of us. I've never stopped praying for your family and always kept the faith that someone told them how this all went down.

Robert Johnston
US Air Force (April, 1991- April, 1995)

April 23, 2015

Sean, i remember the last conversation we had before your last moments of life. I've kept your secret for many years. I promise you I will talk to your parents and let them know how proud I was to hear those words you spoke. Your fire and persistance of your goals in life were simply inspiring to me.
Ssgt martin
ABGDTTS
FtDix N.J

Tsgt
USAF

August 10, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends today. Continue to keep watch over all of them. Thank you for your service to your Country and Law Enforement. You will not be forgotten

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 12, 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

Dear Sean,
On that fatefull day I was laying to the right of you as we shot our M-16 during those last few moments you had on earth. I sigh each time I think of that split second I heard "Sieze Fire" as I turned and saw you motionless. I was with you then and I am with you now forever spiritually and as your friend. Just an hour before we were laying under that Pine tree talking about FE Warren AFB Wyoming and how I said you would enjoy it there. I have not talked with the shooter but have kept in contact with the other witness. He even sent me an awesome shirt that says your name in big letters. You are trully one of my Heros and I wish I could go back in time to change this memory. I've always wanted to speak with your family but I was forbidden to do so at the Court Martial. As there was three of us there (2 witnesses and the shooter), I don't believe your family knew which one of us did it. I miss you brother and you are forever etched in my heart and soul.

Rest in Peace my Brother In Arms

MSgt Duane Gonzales
176 SFS (8 April 1991-Current)

September 8, 2011

Never forget you.... miss you all day everyday its been 20 years and still hold you close... got your LA hat on my wall...

Love you my Brother.....

CPE

Anonymous

February 19, 2011

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