Agent David Wilhelm
United States Department of Homeland Security (ICE) Immigration and Customs Enforcement, US Government
End of Watch: March 12, 2005
Age:
40
Badge Number:
33031
Years on The Job:
18
Cause of Death:
Shot and killed
Weapon Used:
A Stolen Deputies Service Weapon


ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Agent Wilhelm was killed after he was confronted by
Brian Nichols the suspect who had murdered Deputy Hoyt Teasley, Judge Rowland W. Barnes 51 and court reporter Julie Ann Brandau 43 earlier in the day.

Agent Wilhelm was working at his new home when the suspect,
Brian Nichols was the focus of an manhunt by FBI, ATF, local, and state, officers, trying to escape the area, Brian Nichols confronted Agent Wilhelm in his home and ICE Agent Wilhelm identified himself as a federal agent, Brian Nichols then shot and killed him, stealing his service weapon, badge, and personal vehicle. ICE Agent Wilhelm
is believed that he was aware the man was wanted for the murders and attempted to take action against him.

Brian Nichols fled in Agent Wilhelm's vehicle to an apartment complex in Duluth. He then forced a woman into her apartment and held her hostage for several hours, before letting her go. The woman immediately called 911. SWAT officers then took Brian Nichols into custody after a brief standoff.

Agent Wilhelm had served with the Customs Service for 18 years.
He is survived by his wife and brother, who is also Agents for the Government.

Agency Information:
United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 10
Dulles, VA 20166
Phone: 703-709-9700

 

US Custom officers salute as the casket of slain Customs Enforcement Agent Daivd Wilhelm
US Custom officers salute as the casket of slain Customs Enforcement Agent Daivd Wilhelm is wheeled into the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel Thursday, March 17, 2005, in Salisbury, N.C.,
for his funeral. Wilhelm was found dead
Saturday, apparently the fourth victim of
Atlanta courthouse shooter Brian Nichols.

Salisbury Police Officers begin to fold the flag on David Wilhem's casket
Salisbury Police Officers begin to fold the flag on David Wilhem's casket at the graveside service Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury, N.C. Wilhelm was found dead Saturday and authorities believe he was the fourth victim of Atlanta courthouse shooter Brian Nichols.

Betty Wilhelm and her husband Dwight Wilhelm
Betty Wilhelm, left, who is escorted by Ray Shular, and her husband Dwight Wilhelm, right, arrive Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the Catawba College campus in Salisbury, N.C. for the funeral of their son David Wilhelm. David Wilhelm was found shot to death Saturday, apparently the fourth victim of Atlanta Courthouse shooter Brian Nichols.

Candee Wilhelm looks toward the casket of her slain husband David during his funeral
Candee Wilhelm looks toward the casket of
her slain husband David during his funeral
Thursday, March 17, 2005, in Salisbury, N.C.
The agent with the Customs Enforcement was
killed in his Atlanta home.

   

 


Dave....I am so honored to have been one of your friends. God must have needed an investigator....He got the very best. I love you dawg.

Customs Agent, Ryan Spradlin
ICE/DHS
ryan.spradlin@dhs.gov

Date: 05/23/2005
Time: 12:25 PM


Your job on earth is done and you are safely in God's hands. You are now our guardian angel who watches over us in heaven. Your family and fellow officers are in our prayers. God bless.

Beverly "Jake" Smith, Retired Reserve Officer
Gainesville Police Dept. FL
smithbc@ci.gainesville.fl.us

Date: 03/14/2005
Time: 10:34 AM


My Prayers are with the Family and Friends of Special Agent Wilhelm, May God Bless These people in this time of need... God Protect Those Who Protect Others As They Walk The Thin Blue Line of Justice...Agent Wilhelm You Will Not Be Forgotten..........REST IN PEACE

Corrections Officer, Talladega County Sheriffs Office, Alabama
James W Webb
IResQU6969@cableone.net

Date: 03/14/2005
Time: 03:49 AM


MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY OF THIS SLAIN OFFICER!!

LT. GAIL FRISBY
NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI POLICE DEPARTMENT, MS
LADYG136@BELLSOUTH.NET

Date: 03/13/2005
Time: 05:08 PM


Walk tall, walk tall and protect us from above with honor and dignity. May you lead the charge for
citizens right in heaven as you did here on earth


Darrell Thompson
Privet Security Officer St. Clair Co. MI,
Community College Campus Patrol #14
darrell@policespecial.com
www.sc4.edu


Rest in peace, and may God allow him to keep watch over us on earth while he patrols his beat
in heaven.
Our prayers go out to the Officer's Department family and friends. May they all find peace in their hearts soon.

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