It is with deepest sadness that the National Police Defense Foundation announces the memorial service for recently passed ATF Special Agent William Sheldon. Special Agent Sheldon was in Washington for business when he passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind a wife and two children, ages 8 and 5. Our thoughts and prayers are with Agent Sheldon’s family during this difficult time.

Agent_SheldonSpecial Agent Sheldon was a true American Hero. His distinguished law enforcement career began in 1993 when he went to work as an Immigration Officer for the United States Office of Immigration and Naturalization. On the morning of September 11, 2001, he was on his way to his Queens, NY office when he learned of the terrorist attacks in New York City. He immediately responded to ground zero. While attempting to report to NYC-ATF headquarters at One World Trade Center, the second World Trade Center building collapsed. As millions of tons of dust and debris rained down around him, Special Agent

Sheldon encouraged citizens away from the area. He has been identified and recognized as a 9-11 first responder. In 2014, the 9-11 Commission certified that SA Sheldon’s cancer was caused by toxins he breathed in during his response to the attacks.  Read the Official Press Release Here

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