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Sergeant Gary W. Wolfley | Rialto Police Department, California Rialto Police Department, California


Gary W. Wolfley

Rialto Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, March 3, 1986
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Reflections for Sergeant Gary W. Wolfley


Remembered. Always in the thoughts of those who know you. Peace my friend.

Captain retired Tim Foppiano
March 11, 2017

My condolences for the loss of Sgt. Wolfley; and my thanks to his wife who stepped into Gary's vacancy in the Thin Blue Line.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
March 3, 2017

Gary was Sam 8. Sergeant badge 8. I loved it because when I became a C.S.O. My first badge was badge 8 and I still have it to this day! Great supervisor, great guy. Totally stand up. Still miss you and can't wait to see you again sometime soon!

Sr. C.S.O. Retired
Rialto P.D. 1984-2003
March 2, 2017

When I lateralled over to RPD you made me feel at home, you always made briefings fun, it was always fun working the streets together and our short time working narcotics together was hilarious & busy. I visit your resting place from time to time and just remember things.
Keep an eye out for these new boots Gary, they need it more than ever now!

Sergant Retired (RPD)
Rialto PD
February 27, 2017

It's hard to believe that its been 30 years since that horrific day when i heard on the radio going to work that a Sgt with RPD had been killed. Knowing my friend Gary was a Sgt I feared the worse and sadly it came true. I remember the good times that we all shared in the Civil Air Patrol. Gay was may Good Evening when he was taken from us. I am still saddened by is loss. I missed the memorial on March 3 but will stop by the cemetery on Friday to say hello to my dear friend. Thank you Gary for your service and your sacrifice in keeping Rialto safe

Tony Card
October 9, 2016

It's hard to imagine that it's been 30 years since that day that will live with me for the rest of my life I was on my way to work when i heard the news report that a Sgt with RPD had been killed in the line of duty. Growing up in Rialto and being friends with Gary, I knew we had lost a friend. 30 years later and I still have a knot in my throat I'm saddened that I did to know about the services back in March, but I will drop by and visit and old friend.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Tony Card
October 9, 2016

The memorial for you today was very nice and well attended by all your RPD friends. I can't believe it has been 30 years since you were taken from us. Candy has done a great job raising your son. He looks just like you. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again.

Mary Ann Adams-Castellano

Support Services Supervisor
March 4, 2016

Thank you for your service to your community and country. We Honor you Sir

A. Murphy
March 4, 2016

Thinking of you and your family today. You are not forgotten

Noretta Barker
Rialto Police Department
March 3, 2016

I will never forget you, your smile, your courage and your love of the job. May you know that your are loved and missed dearly.

Support Services Manager
RIALTO Police & Coronado PD
November 13, 2015

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
October 18, 2015

You were my sergeant, my friend and my mentor. You took pity on a green rookie and helped guide me onto a successful career in law enforcement. You, me and Paul Amicone were all preparing to play football in the Pig Bowl when you were stolen from us. You brought honor to our profession and inspiration to young Rialto Police Officers. I took every rookie officer I trained to your grave to show you the respect you deserve. Thank you my friend. It was an honor to serve under you as a Rialto Police Officer. I will see you in heaven. Rest in the arms of Jesus Christ our Savior.

Chief Robert Boone (Ret.)
Bonners Ferry Idaho PD
May 4, 2015

I remember you well Gary. You came to RPD as a cadet, officer, worked in vice-narcotics, then promoted to Sergeant and respected by all. You were an excellent man, copper, husband and Father. I miss you my friend.

Captain Phil Greek
Rialto Police Department
December 7, 2014

It's been 28 years ago today that my brother was murdered, I miss him every day, his life was taken too soon and I think about how things should have been, reading the reflections has made me smile and cry, knowing that he had so many friends that truly cared is such a comfort.
Thank you everyone for your wonderful words,
Gary, we love you and we miss you. Tell mom we said "hello"

Sandra Wolfley Kotz
March 3, 2014

sorry for your loss. Sliela Crow Byrd Jr high would love to talk to you after all these years. mike almen

mike almen civ.
August 11, 2013

Time seems to have moved so fast for the past 27 years. Most of the men and women you and I worked with have retired or moved on. I think of your sacrfice often and you are not forgotten. Rest in peace and may God bless you.

Joe Templeton
March 3, 2013

We just met today thanks to this memorial; I honor you, sir, as a descendant of Washingtonians and as a cousin to our sitting President, but primarily for your valiant sacrifice in the line of duty. Peace officers such as yourself have defended this nation in good times and bad, through domestic violence and acts of public terror, and usually without much public fanfare. You left us far too young. I wish we had been granted the opportunity to meet in this life. See you in the next.

L M Dimond
historian and genealogist
August 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Wolfley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 19, 2012

Sgt Gary W. Wolfley, after 25 years , you are still in my mind. there is not one year that goes by that I do not speak of your bravery to my co-workers. I was a very young police explorer then with rialto pd. Only those who worked with you at the time, remembers it as if it was yesturday.... I remember how you made us smile in briefings. I remember your words you said on night, never give up when you in a fight... In closing for now I can say I still remember your wife and your son. I had tears then and I have tears now. Rest in Peace Sgt. Gary Wolfley you will never be forgotten.

Officer Carlos Moran Jr.
Nevada Department of Corrections
November 28, 2011

Gary, I thought of you often and wondered if you were still an officer with Rialto...it wasn't until the death of a swat officer a coulpe of years ago, that I read that you had died in the line of duty. It took my breath away, I had always thought it would be nice to run into you one day. I even thought, that if I went thru Rialto on the way to my cabin in Big Bear that, it would be funny if you pulled me over...everytime I went up, I would and still do think of you. I was so happy to read that you had married and had a son...I too, married and have 2 sons. Rest in peace and I hope to one day see you again...may god watch over you until we all arrive.

April 25, 2011

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. I think of you often - you were an inspiration to all of us.

Sheila Crow
Rialto PD (retired)
September 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to the home state of myself and my cherished son Larry Lasater who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 3, 2009

22 years later I still think about you Gary...You were a great man, a great cop, and a great father. Continue to watch over us. Take care Brother

Lt. Rich Bitonti
Indio Police Department (formerly Rialto PD)
March 8, 2008


March 3, 2008

You are still remembered today nation wide. Your honor was mentioned in an episode of Cops by another Rialto Police Officer. May God bless you and your family, especially around the holiday season.

USAF Security Police Member
8th Security Forces Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of South Korea
January 1, 2008


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