David G. Wilhelm, agent for the Department of Homeland Security, was killed on the evening of March 11, 2005, while working on his new home during the time of the Atlanta courthouse shootings.

Friend and colleague Ryan Spradlin wanted to raise awareness of Wilhelm’s legacy by selling wristbands. He is selling the bands in an effort to raise money for Wilhelm’s favorite charity – the Rowan Vocational Opportunities.

Spradlin said Wilhelm’s reminder to everyone was always to give it all you got. When things would get overwhelming, he would say “Handle your business” and motivate others to work hard.

“I didn’t want people to lose sight of Dave’s extraordinary dedication and to never give any less effort than what he would have given,” said Ryan Spradlin, agent for the Department of Homeland Security.

The motivational wristbands were red, white and blue in tribute to the work Wilhelm did for his country.

“Dave stood for what is right in this world and what is good about law enforcement and he should be remembered for it,” Spradlin said.

To get “Handle Your Business” wristbands contact Ryan Spradlin at ryan.spradlin@dhs.gov.