Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Gary W. Wolfley

Rialto Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, March 3, 1986

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Reflections for Sergeant Gary W. Wolfley

You are remembered

Friend Tim Foppiano
SBCoFD Retired

April 3, 2020

I responded to the shooting of Sgt. Wolfley March 3, 1986. I was a D/C with the Rialto Fire Department in charge of the Fire response. He was a good man well respected by fellow officers and also by the RFD. RIP Gary.

Henry Lewis DC Retired
Rialto Fire Department

March 4, 2019

You are remembered, in peace my friend.

Friend Tim Foppiano
SBCoFD Retired

March 4, 2019

I went to Sgt. Woodleys funeral and I went through the academy with his wife. When I graduated the Academy I had to take care of this animal that killed Sergeant Wolfley. It was very difficult to look at him everyday. He would carry a bible with him and play the game he was innocent.
After the trial he was found guilty and sent to death row where he is awaiting execution. Hopefully one day he will pay for his crime.
God bless Sgt. Wolfley and may he rest in peace.

David Mackie San Bernardino County Sheri
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.

September 4, 2018

I didn't know you long, but you helped to inspire me; your strength, your personality. I was a young nineteen year old kid when we first met. You introduced me to Pink Floyd. Memories of sitting with you, Candy, and Sandy listening to them on reel to reel quadraphonic speakers late at night.
I pass by the freeway sign that has your name memorialized on it almost everyday.
It may sound stupid, but I say "Hello Gary" and a short prayer every time I go by.
I have been out of Law Enforcement for over 25 years, but I will always remember your kindness to me.
Hope to meet you again in Heaven.

Former Deputy Sheriff

March 14, 2018

Sgt. Wolfley, after 31 years I still remember and think of you often. I was at your Funeral and it affected me deeply as I was a fairly new Police Officer.

Rest in Peace

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

July 10, 2017

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

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