A United States Secret Service Agent adopted a baby to fulfill her dream of being a mother. Unfortunately, the baby was then diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, therefore requiring the family to travel from Virginia to Texas multiple times for specialized treatment. After multiple surgeries, they are still fighting the cancer and hoping for a positive outcome, but it’s been a very difficult time for the Agent and her family. An FEHSF grant assisted with travel expenses to and from Texas, along with other medical expenses not covered by insurance.
An ATF Agent in New York City and a first responder to the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 passed away from cancer, which was documented as having been a result of his actions working on the "pile" on 9/11. Shortly after the attack, the Agent enlisted in the Army and served 2 years in Afghanistan before returning to ATF. He was a true public servant and a hero. An FEHSF grant was provided to offer support and assistance to his widowed wife and two young children.
An ATF Agent was shot during a struggle and fight during an undercover ATF operation attempting to purchase guns and narcotics. The Agent was placed in recovery and it was a difficult time for the Agent and his family, having 2 small children at home. FEHSF provided a grant to support his treatment and recovery (travel and medical expenses) and to lift his spirits during his recovery.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent was killed in a head on automobile accident with another vehicle in the middle of the night while on duty. He left behind a wife and 2 young children. An FEHSF grant assisted the family with funeral costs and other expenses.
A U.S. Marshal Service Deputy was shot in the abdomen and chest while attempting to apprehend a fugitive wanted for sexual molestation of a 7 year old child. The Deputy thankfully survived the gunshot wounds. An FEHSF grant provided much needed support for the Deputy and his family during his recovery process.
A U.S. Secret Service Agent’s wife was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She was pregnant at the time of diagnosis and delivered the baby 6 weeks premature and was placed in the ICU for 2 months. An FEHSF grant provided funds to provide support for related expenses.
On behalf of myself, my family, and ATF, I want to thank you and the rest of the members of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation for the love, prayers, sympathy, support, consideration, and assistance provided to us in memory of my husband, recently fallen hero ATF Special Agent Bill Sheldon. My family has struggled in many ways by the loss of Bill; however, the law enforcement and first responder communities, including FEHSF, have certainly eased our pain tremendously. My family and I are very touched and thankful knowing that Bill’s contributions and sacrifices are so widely appreciated, and gestures such as yours in contributions and ongoing support are wonderful reminders that so many loving people are here for us during these difficult times.Recently, the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund approved Bill for inclusion in the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC, and his name will be inscribed on the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall during National Police Week in May 2016. My family and I look forward to attending all of the amazing events dedicated to Bill and his peacefully resting colleagues.Please extend our appreciation to everyone at the FEHSF because we know that everyone contributed to honoring Bill in some way. We are so proud of Bill, and we are so proud to be an everlasting part of the law enforcement family.