Douglas Edward WendelRichmond Police Department, Virginia
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Reflections for Police Officer Douglas Edward Wendel
I heard you, and listened...and I am convinced that he is still here because of it...thank you for always being there-watching. Always a "yes", in and on forever! <3<3<3
April 6, 2010
DEAREST DOUG WELL I THINK SPRING HAS FINALLY COME .IT HASWERE ABLE TO HIDE EGGS BEEN A COLD WINTER FOR FLORIDA . IT IS MAUNDY THURS. EASTER IS IN ANOTHER 3 DAYS I CANT BELIEVE IT IS THE 7TH SINCE WE WERE ABLE TO HIDE EGGS. WE ALL MISS YOU SO. IT DOEST SEEM FAIR BUT YOU ARE IN GODS HANDS AND REALLY A BETTER PLACE THAN HERE . OUR WORLD IS GODSO MIXED UP. I LOVE YOU SO STAY CLOSE TO OUR FAMILY OK. ILL BE WITH GARRY AND WE ALL WILL BE THINKING OF YOU. ALL MY LOVE MY DEAR SON FOREVER AND EVER YOUR BELOVED MOM
April 1, 2010
DEAR DOUG MERRY CHRISTMAS AN TERRIBLY. OTHER CHRISTMAS GONE BY. WE ALL MISS YOU VERY MUCH. BUT YOUR OUR ANGEL. HOPE YOU AND THE REST OF FAMILY ARE CELEBRATING. WATCH OVER DAD. MISS HIM SO MUCH. GOD BLESS. MY LOVE FOREVER. YOUR LOVING MOM XXXXXOOOOO
December 24, 2009
DEAREST DOUG I GUESS MY LETTER TO YOU DID NOT GET PRINTED FROM THANKSGIVING. I MISS YOU SO MUCH DEAR. THE GRIEF WILL NEVER GO AWAY. GARRY AND ALL MISS YOU SO. BUT YOU ARE ONE OF OUR ANGELS. YOUR CHILDREN ARE GREAT. ANNE IS REALLY DOING A GOOD JOB OF BRINGING THEM UP. I AM DISSAPOINTED ERICH IS NOT CONING TO EMMRILE FOR COLLEGE BUT WITH THE TUITION SO HIGH I UNDERSTAND. IT WAS SO WONDERFUF SEEING THEM LAST WEEKEND.WITH ANNE. IT WAS THANKSGIVING WEEK. MISS YOU HON LOVE YOU SO MUCH. GOD BLESS YOUR LOVING MOM.XXXXXXOOOOO
December 3, 2009
no clever verses...just a heart that bursts with memories...thank you for all the smiles and tears...in and on forever...
September 22, 2009
I'm a former Richmond police officer, now working for a federal agency and training at the FLETC in Glynco, GA. As a part of our defensive tactics training, a member of the class has to discuss an officer who has died in the line of duty and the class dedicates that training day to that particular officer.
On Friday, September 18th, the session was dedicated to Officer Doug Wendel. I was honored to tell the class about him and his sacrifice. We trained hard and, ironically, the focus of the training that day was conducting a safe and thorough frisk.
In that regard, in our hearts, Doug lives forever.
Fmr. Richmond PD
September 20, 2009
DEAREST DOUG. I HAVE TROUBLE WITH MY COMPUTER SO I AM GOING TO SEND FOR YOUR BOOK. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL. WHENEVER I LOOK TO THE SKY I CAN SEE YOU . YOU ARE MY ANGEL . I KNOW EVERONE SENDS THEIR LOVE.IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE I HEARD MOM I LOVE YOU. GOD HAS YOU NOW AND I KNOW YOU MUST BE GUARDING EVERYONE . I WILL CLOSE FOR NOW MY BELOVED SON ALL MY LOVE MOM AUG 27 2009
August 27, 2009
DOUG WELL THIS IS AUG. 1. I WENT TO PONCE INLET AND LET YOUR BALOONS GO UP TO YOU HOPE YOU CAUGHT THE ONE THAT SAID I LOVE YOU. GUESS WHAT I ANNOUNCED ON PARENTS SURVIVOR PAGE. ABOUT MY SENDING YOU BALOONS ON YOUR DAY.. THE EDITOR LIKED THE IDEA SO MUCH THAT SHE AND OTHERS ON THAT WEB SITE ARE GOING TO DO THE SAME BU7T NOW HERE IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO . ON THE 1ST. OF OCTOBET EVERY YEAR AT THE SAME TIME ARE GOING TO LET BALOONS GO FOR THEIR LOVED ONE. THAT WILL BE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT SIGHT . I AM SO GLAD I STARTED THIS.... JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW... ALL MY LOVE FOREVER YOUR MOM
August 1, 2009
It has been 6 yrs. and we miss you...
July 30, 2009
Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. I know all too well the feeling of emptiness and loss for I walk in your loved ones shoes. We have words to describe oss. If you lose a wife you are called a widower, loss of a husband you are a widow, lose your parents and you are an orphan. When you lose a child, it is so horrible that we have no word to describe it. Wrap your wings around all of your loved ones and help them with their grief and protect them from harm. You have not been forgotten for true heroes never die.
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
July 30, 2009
God bless your family and loved ones, you are missed, but not forgotten.
July 30, 2009
MY DEAREST DOUG. DEAR SON 6 LONG LONG YEARS. IT SEEMS LIKE A CENTURY AND YET LIKE YESTERDAY THAT DAD AND I RECEIVED THAT DREAD NEWS EVERY PARENT DOES NOT WANT TO GET. I REMEMBER THE CALLS I LOVE YOU MOM. THEY SAY GREIF IS FOREVER AND THAT IS SO TRUE. I MISS YOUR DAD SO TOO. AND OF COURSE ARLENE. I KNOW YOUR MY ANGEL UP THERE AND WILL BE AT PONCE INLET AGAINWITHYOUR BALLONS PLEASE WATCH FOR THEM. GOD BROUGHT YOU TO US BUT TAKET AWAY TO SOON ERICH AND BRIGITTE ARE WHITE WATER CRAFTING AND CHARLIE IS GOING TO YOUNGER CAMP I HOPE YOURKEEPING EVERY ONE TOGETHER UP THERE. MY LOVE I FOR YOU FOREVER AND EVER MY SON. SHOW ME A SIGN I LOOK SKYWARDHOPING THAT YOUWILL BELIEVE HOW MUCH I LOVE AND MISS YOU... THIS IS WHAT YOUR DAD WROTE WHEN YOU LEFT US THE LONG ROAD OF LIFE DEDICATED TO OUR BELOVED SON DOUGLAS EDWARD WENDEL..............DOUG STARTED ON HIS ROAD APRIL 11, I962 AND ENDED ABRUPTLY JULY 30 2003. HE WAS TAKEN DOWN BY AN 18 YEAR OLD DRUG DEALER.. HIS LIFE BEGAN IN SPRING WHEN THE CROCUS RAISE THEIR HEADS FOLLOWED BY THE TULIPS,DAFFODILLS,LILLIES AND AZALIAS. THE RROSS OF THE DOWOOD,MAGNOLIA, APPLEAND CHERRY BLSOMS COMINING INTO SUMMER REMEMBER TO STOPAND SMELL THE ROSES AS WELLAS ALLL GODS FLOWERS, FORALL SOON THEY MAY BE GONE WEMAKE PLANS FOR THE COMING SUMMER SEASON PLACES TO GO THINGS TO DO. FOR DOUG THE SUMMER CAME TO AN ABRUPT END END. HIS PLANS, WANTS, NEEDSNEVER FULLY FILLED. SO MANY THINGS PLANED IN HIS MIND. FOR HIS FAMILY NEAR AND FAR, HIS CHILDREN FRIENDS, THE FORCE AND ALL HIS SPECIAL PLANS. THE AUTUMN COMES IN WITH THE GLORY OF NATURES COLORS. REDS AND YELLOWS OF THE MAPLE BIRCH AND BEECH. THE RUSTY BROWNN OF THE MIGHTY OAK THE BIRDS IN FLIGHT TO WARMER WEATHER. THE SMELL OF NEW CUT HAY . THE DAYS GROW SHORT TEMPERATUREDROPS AND WINTER. SNOW IS UPON US TREE BRANCHES AND PINESARE COVERED WITH SNOW. FOR ALL THINGS GREAT AND SMALL THEIR CYCLE IS ABOUT COMPLETE. THIS YEAR PAST FOR DOUD. HE DID NOT GET TO SEE AUTUMN WINTERS BEAUTY IN PERSON BUT FROM HEAVEN ABOVE WITH HIS FAMILY WHO WENT BEFORE HIM. HE LOOKS DOWN ON US IN HIS OWN WAY HE IS WITH US IN ALL WE THINK OR SAY OR DO. FINALLY HISMEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE WERE PART OF HIS FAMILY .... DOUGS LONG ROAD IS OVER AND WE MUST CARRY ON. GOD BLESS YOU MY SON REST IN PEACE..
July 29, 2009
We still think of you. But, I guess you know that.
July 25, 2009
couldn't get on here last week, but the answer would still be yes, of course!!!
in and on - Always
July 8, 2009
Kids are really looking forward to going down and seeing Mom,Garry, Karen,Kat and Erika...Make sure they make their connecting flight! ;-) miss you...
in and on...always
June 3, 2009
DEAR DOUG. SAT. WAS DADS 80TH BIRTHDAY. HOPE YOU ALL CELEBRATED IT. WE WILL WHEN I GET THERE. JUST MISS YOU SO. EVERYBODY MISSES YOU KATERINA GRADUATED HIGH LAST SAT. YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SEEN HER , BUT I GUESS YOU DID. . GARRY MISSES YOYVERY MUCH. WELL DEAR JUST WANTED TO SAY HI LOVE YOU MUCH. LOVE YOU MOMXXXXXOOOOOO
June 1, 2009
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, dear Doug...Happy Birthday to you!!!!! In and on forever.
April 11, 2009
MY DEAREST DOUG, ANOTHER YEAR HAS GONE BY YOU ARE NOW 47 I WISH I COULD MAKE THAT CHEESE CAKE FOR YOU. I MISS SHARING OUR BIRTHDAYS TOGETHER. WE ALWAYS HAD A GOOD TIME AT ALL OUR BIRTHDAYS. . I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A BALL WITH OUR FAMILY UP THERE. SUNDAY IS EASTER. YOU ARE MY ANGEL. TORI WAS DOWN HERE THIS WEEK. SHE LOVES YOU VERY MUCH AND MISSESS YOU. GARRY STILL CAN NOT GET OVER IT HELP HIM. SHOW HIM A SIGN HE NEEDS IT. KATERINA, ERIKA NICKY KAREN ALL MISS YOU. GOD BLESS YOU MY SON I LOVE YOUSO MUCH HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR EVER LOVING MOTHER XXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOO
April 10, 2009
she's having a great time...and I know she is very happy to see Mom and Garry and the rest of the family again. Watch over her, baby...hope you and your angel buddies are planning something great for your birthday!!! in and on-always with love!
April 8, 2009
DEAREST DOUG IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I WROTE YOU. THE NATION HAS HAD ANOTHER TRADGEDY. IN A POLICE FORCE IN CALIFORINA. SEVERAL OF THEIR OFFICERS WERE KILLED I HOPE YOU WILL WELCOME THEM .IT WAS VERY SIMILIAR TO YOURAUFAL ACCIDENT . I HOPE YOU ARE OK. WATCH OVER DAD I MISS HIM SO MUCH TOO,AND MY LITTLE ARLENE. IT IS VERY LONESOME HERE. GOD BLESS YOU MY SON YOUR LOVING MOM XXXXOOOO
March 22, 2009
thinking of you - today and always...
in and on..
March 6, 2009
DEAR DOUG WELL TODAY IS VAL;ENTINS DAY AND I HOPE YOU HAVE MY HEART. ALL THOSE YEARS GETTING YOU AND GARRY HEART CANDY I MISS SO MUCH. I LOVE YOU DEAR AND MISS YOU SO. GOD BLESS YOUR EVER LOVING MOM XXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOO
mother MARILYN WENDEL
February 14, 2009
With loving thoughts, you are remembered.
memories glide past my minds eye like viewing a photo album...you are always here.
Promises were made. Hearts were broken. Hope is eternal...just like love.
Remember that you will always be in and on...forever.
Thank you...just for being you.
January 22, 2009
the start of another year without you...Continue to watch over us and guide us...remember that we love you...now and forever...
January 4, 2009
DEAREST DOUG HONEY IT IS CHRISTMAS 2008 ANOTHER YEAR GONE BY. I HOPE YOU AND ALL OUR FAMILY ARE AROUND THE TABLE GOD BLESS YOU ALL. I MISS EACH AND EVERYONE. SPOKE TO YOUR CHILDREN THIS MORNING AND ANNE. THEY ARE DOING AS WELL AS EXPECTED WITHOUT YOU. I MISS YOU SOOOOOOVERY MUCH. I WILL NEVER GET OVER THE FACT YOUR NOT HERE IN FLESH. I KNOW YOU ARE MY ANGEL AND LOOKING DOWN BUT I STILL CANT GET OVER THAT TERRIBLE NIGHT WHEN DAD AND I GOT THE NEWS. YOU ARE SO LOVED AND STILL GETTING MESSAGES. IM STILL IN TOUCH WITHYOUR POP FRIENDS. WELL MY DEAR SON I WILL CLOSE FOR NOW GOD BLESS. I LOVE YOU SOOOOO. MERRY CHRISTMAS YOUR LOVING MOM XXXXXXXOOOOOOOO
December 25, 2008
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