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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


By the Honorable Joen T. Knox
Eleventh Assembly District


WHEREAS, It wa with the most prfound sorrow that word was received of the passing of a most able and highlly respected San Pablo Police officer and life-long resident of Western Contra Costa County, Robert Wheeler; and

WHEREAS, Rober Wheeler served his country with honor And distinction as a sergent in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957, returning to begin his successful career; and

WHEREAS, His invaluable and unselfish commitment to the needs of others was effective. and included leadership as police adviser for Explorer Scouts, 18-year member of the San Pablo Police Officers Association, and as vice commander for the Mount Diablo Sea Scouts; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Wheeler contributed withouty the slightest hesitation to the needs of the San Pablo community, the state and nation, and earned the great respect and sincere friendship of all who had the pleasure of associating with him; and

WHEREAS, Contra Costa has prospered immeasurably as a result of Robert Wheeler's dedicated and loyal service and leadership in the community; and

WHEREAS, He is survived by his wife, June, two sons, Michael and Raymond, a brother, Allen, and a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Halpin; now, therefore be it

Resolved by Assembly John T. Knox, That he expresses his deepest sympathies at the passing of Mr, Robert Wheeler, and by this resolution,
memorializes his admirable contriblution of resposible citizenship and dedicated service to his community and nation, as well as the love and devotion he displayed on behalf of his family and friends and be it further

Members Resolution No. 1486

Dated this 11th daly of August, 1977


Assemblyman, john T. Knox

September 12, 2006

Bob, I just found out about this web site, we miss you very much, you were a good husband, father & policeman, you did your best, you gave 18 years to the San Pablo community and 20 years to us. I still have your #21 stainless steal badge along with your flag. We go to parole hearing at least once a year, Charlotte, Al, Ray, James and myself we are hoping for justice for senseless passing.

June Wheeler

August 30, 2006

To Officer Robert Wheeler, his family and friends, and the San Pablo Police Department:

It has been twenty eight years since your death, but you are not forgotten. Your valor will be forever remembered and honored. I remember when you were murdered as my late husband grieved for you as an old classmate. Another good friend, Ray Morris, also served with you. It is so sad that you had to die as a victim of a brutal murder.

It must have been a terrible blow to your department to lose such a fine officer under such tragic circumstances.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of service you gave to the community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on August 4, 1977 in the line of duty.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, PPD eow 4/24/05

August 24, 2005

Officer Wheeler,
On today, the 28th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Pablo.


August 4, 2005

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