Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Robert Chadwick Wheeler

San Pablo Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, August 4, 1977

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Reflections for Officer Robert Chadwick Wheeler

April 9th our 20th Parole hearing, Thank you City of San Pablo & PD, for allowing your Chief Raman & Lt. Gancaza to represent us at this hearing. Thanks, to my family who has always been with me all of these years; Ray, James, Shelly and Patricia for their support. Bob's cop killer ½ demined parole date? Next parole hearing?

June, Wife of Victim

April 16, 2019

April 9th was our 20th Parole hearing, Thank you Ciy of San Pablo & PD, for allowing your Chief Raman & Lt . Gancaza to represent us at this hearing. Thnaks to my family who has allways been with me all these years; Ray, James, Shelly and Patricia for their support. Also our thanks to Christine Ward from I-Can victims rights for all your help. There was a split in the parole date denial. We have a 1/2win?

June
wife

April 16, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Wheeler.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 16, 2019

San Pablo Police Department, Inaugural Awards Ceremony, 11/15/18
At Knox Performing Art Center in Contra Costa Community College

Gold Medal of Valor for Officer Robert "Bob" Wheeler posthumously awarded

June Wheeler
Wife

November 18, 2018

The Sentencing Court vacates the panel's J July 20, 2018 decision to deny parole based on a factual error at the hearing. Morris will be scheduled for a new hearing on the next available calendar, 10/16/18.

June Wheeler
Wife

November 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 41st anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country. May the scum who took your life suffer and rot.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 4, 2018

Our 19th Parole hearing, Thank you Ciy of San Pablo & PD, for allowing your Chief Raman & Lt .Gancaza to represent us at this hearing. Also my thnaks to my family who has allways been with me all these years; Ray, James, Shelly and Patricia for their support. Bob's cop killer was denied a parole date again on Friday. July 20th.

June Wheeler
Widow of Bob Wheeler

July 22, 2018

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

xplorior and friend
Friend

August 8, 2017

One of the finest San Pablo Police officers I served with. Officer Wheeler's murder was a great loss to his family, San Pablo Police, and the community. God bless.

Commander Heinrich
San Pablo Police

February 15, 2017

At our San Quentin Hearing yesterday we got 3 more years before we go over for a Parole hearing again, we are praying we can keep this Cop Killer off of our streets forever.

June Wheeler
Wife of Victim

February 8, 2017

We are attending a parole hearing 2/7 at San Quentin, hopefully we'll keep Bob's killer off of the streets foe another 5 years. The Parole Board grant us 5 years at the last hearing.

June Wheeler
Wife of Victim

February 4, 2017

I began with SPPD in 1968 and was working as a detective the day Officer Wheeler was killed. I knew Bob as a hard working officer who was quick to assist, cover and counsel his fellow officers. Bob also had a very strong sense of compassion toward the community he served and protected. I am proud to have known and worked with Bob and think often of August 4, 1977.

Malcolm Vaughan
San Francisco DA's Office (Retired)

December 24, 2016

Bob and I worked many shifts together and answered several calls together. He was a good police officer and on many instances watched my back. I left the department in 1973 and I only wish that I could have been there to cover his back.
Bob your often in my thoughts and I am proud that I have known you and your dedication to the Badge.

James Pucci, former SPPD Police Officer
Friend

September 21, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Wheeler.

Jerry Ladd

March 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Wheeler. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Chief Joseph Aita of San Pablo compose a memorial for Bob at the Police Department, on a wall coming out of the squad room, as a reminder for all brother Officer’s to watch their backs. It’s wonderful memorial for Bob, we were so bless to be invited to view the wall with the collage on it. The officers on duty at that time join our family and we were able to meet all. This is the month for Sacramento and Washington DC to remember fallen OFFICER this event was so fitting.

Our heartfelt thanks to Chief Joseph Aita,

June Wheeler
Wife

May 22, 2010

We had parole hearing in December, the 5 of us were present. The board did not grant the cop killer a parole date and thanks to Marcy's Law we do not have to go back for 3 years. We are praying he'll be in prison for life.

June Wheeler
Wife

March 17, 2010

It has been 31 years and not a day goes by that I don't think about you and the impact you had on my life.
Mark Alan Holder

Mark Holder
Friend

December 31, 2008

God bless you for your service to our country and ultimate sacrifice for your community. You will never be forgotten.

DE
St. Louis City Police

December 22, 2008

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Wheeler, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

August 4, 2008

Uncle Bob -

Tonight, your twin brother, Allen, joins you in heaven. I find comfort in the fact that the two of you are together again, as you were on earth; inseparable, competing the way you liked to do, so long ago. I trust you to watch over him as you did our community.

My father never got the chance to say it to you here, but know that he missed you everyday of his life.

Together at birth, together again.

Peace be with you.

Shelly Montano
niece

June 27, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 20, 2007

What a shame that the 2nd suspect was never held accountable for his actions - at least not here on Earth. He will be held accountable by the ultimate Judge and Jury!

Officer Wheeler, thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

August 7, 2007

Robert:
Forty years ago you saw fit to start an explorer program sponsored by the San Pablo Police. I was one of the first scouts to join. Although I had the desire to be a police officer, I knew nothing about police work. You were my friend and mentor for many years. It is mostly because of you that I was able to become a police officer within a large metropolitan police department, serving a successful career, retiring in 1993. I honestly believe that without your mentoring, I would not have been able to achieve my goals. You are dearly missed, not only by your family, but by persons like me whom you took under your wing.

Jack Lundquist, Jr.
Oakland, California Police (retired)
Las Vegas, Nevada

Jack Lundquist, Jr.
Friend

December 2, 2006

Bobby, we attend the Parole hearing for your murder Friday, we are keeping the murderer in prison for another year, we pray for justice and they will keep this convict off of the street forever. He really deserve the death sentence not life with the possibility of parole, Charlotte, Allen, Ray, James and I will do what we have to do to prevail in keeping this murderer where he belongs.

Rest in Peace. Miss You, June

June Wheeler
Wife

September 23, 2006

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