United States Department of
Homeland Security ()
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, US Government
End of Watch:
March 12, 2005
Years on The Job:
Cause of Death:
Shot and killed
A Stolen Deputies
ICE (Immigration and Customs
Enforcement) Agent Wilhelm was killed after he was
Brian Nichols the
suspect who had murdered Deputy Hoyt Teasley,
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,
was the focus of an manhunt by FBI, ATF, local, and state, officers,
trying to escape the area,
confronted Agent Wilhelm in his home
and ICE Agent Wilhelm identified himself as a federal agent,
then shot and killed him,
stealing his service weapon, badge, and personal vehicle. ICE Agent
is believed that he was aware the man was wanted for the murders and
attempted to take action against him.
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
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
States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 10
Dulles, VA 20166
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 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
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
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
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
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
Time: 03:49 AM
MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY OF THIS SLAIN OFFICER!!
LT. GAIL FRISBY
NATCHEZ MISSISSIPPI POLICE DEPARTMENT, MS
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
Privet Security Officer St. Clair Co. MI,
Community College Campus Patrol #14
Rest in peace, and
may God allow him
to keep watch over us on earth while he patrols his beat
Our prayers go out
to the Officer's Department family and friends.
May they all find peace in their hearts soon.
From all the Staff at Police