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WILLIAM C SHELDON

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Rank: Special Agent
Panel: 15-W: 30
Department: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
End of Watch: March 2, 2015
Cause: Physical-Related Incident
Age: 47
Years of Service: 22

Description: Special Agent Sheldon assisted with evacuations and search and rescue missions during and after the 9/11 attacks. Agent Sheldon developed this illness after exposure to toxic chemicals while performing duties related to the recovery work in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. Agent Sheldon died of an aggressive form of colon cancer on March 2, 2015. Agent Sheldon's cancer was certified by the WTC health program to receive treatment benefits.