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Officer Robert Chadwick Wheeler | San Pablo Police Department, California San Pablo Police Department, California


Robert Chadwick Wheeler

San Pablo Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, August 4, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 21

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Robert Wheeler was shot and killed while responding to a silent alarm at a jewelry store.

The store had been known to send out false alarms in the past. When Officer Wheeler walked into the store he was shot by two men who were committing a robbery. One of the suspects was arrested in the area shortly after the shooting. He refused to give the name of his accomplice who was never apprehended.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. In 2010 he was denied parole for the 16th time. He still refuses to reveal the identity of his accomplice.

Officer Wheeler had served with the San Pablo Police Department for 18 years and had previously served as a Sergeant within the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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40 years Bob....You were the greatest. Not a day I dont think about you....
Mark Holder

xplorior and friend
August 8, 2017


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