Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard P. Wentlandt

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 15, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard P. Wentlandt

My husband was shot in the head while rescuing three Midlothian Texas police officers who had been shot many times. Thank God they all survived... Bad guy didn't!!!!

Air Force Lt Col Roberta Smith
Married to Texas State Trooper

February 13, 2012

To whom it may concern:

I do not believe that anyone who kills a LEO should be paroled. The Officers/Deputies/Troopers go out everyday to protect and serve our communities and when one is killed in the line of duty, it just proves that the person doing the killing has no regard for authority figures, human life, or any of the other factors that contribute to being a functing person in our society. The lives that were affected by this horrific tragedy is felt every single day and will never go away. This person should feel the same punishment for life as they family, friends & coworkers do.

Thank you.

Tracy Babin
Ret./Osceola Co. Sheriff's Ofc./Surv. Wife

February 13, 2012

These people (cop killers) have no right to be free and walk among decent people. He has destroyed the lives of many people in a single act against a Police Officer

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
North Bergen N.J. P.D.

February 13, 2012

Not only did he kill a police officer, but he was in the process of raping a woman that he abducted! Why is he even up for parole?

Now this convict has a chance to leave prison, and enjoy his life, while Officer Wentlandt lost his doing his job!

Where's the justice?

Corporal
Federal Reserve

February 13, 2012

This disgrace of a human being should never see the light of day again. My husband is a police officer, and this is an outrage that he is even being considered. PLEASE keep him behind bars!!!

Kim Collins
wife of an officer

February 13, 2012

I have been in Law Enforcement for 26 years, working for 7 different agencies. Over the last 10 years, the number of Officer slain in the line of duty has risen to an outrageous level. Keep them in jail or put them out of our misery, since taking another life, especially another Officer who gave their life to protect all those who stay home safe and sound. I pray that the Parole Board understands and realizes that the slain officers had families who were robbed of the ability to enjoy having their loved one around for them to enjoy. What if it was someone in your family who was slain by this person? Could you live with the thought that this possible Parolee, took someone's life at a moment when they made a bad decision. Sure, the inmate/convict has had plenty of time to reflect, get his story straight about what to say to please you, but overall, they took a life.

Deputy Sheriff - Patrol
Bossier Parish Sheriff Department

February 13, 2012

Deny Parole for this Offender

Sherry Gonzalez Retired Federal Officer
Federal Bureau Of Prisons

February 13, 2012

I support the Death Penalty everywhere in America.

Noel Anthony Haughey
noelanthony1204

February 13, 2012

HE WAS JUST DOING HIS JOB THAT NIGHT LIKE EVERY OTHER NIGHT BUT THIS TIME THAY TOOK HIS SO SENSELESS! BUT AREN'T THEY ALL! PLEASE DON'T LET THESE KILLERS OUT!

POLICE OFFICER RETIRED NICK VALENTI
PLAINFIELD POLICE DIVISION N.J.

February 13, 2012

Parole should not be a option in any murder law enforcement or not

Correctional Officer II Nicholas Burton
West Virginia Regional Jail Authority

February 13, 2012

The Police represent all our citizens. This Officer was doing our work and for that he died. There is no justice to allow anyone that kills an Officer to have Parole and enjoy life!

Master Police Officer
Orlando PD

February 13, 2012

No parole for convicted cop killers.

Bridge & Tunnel Officer Retired NY
TBTA

February 11, 2012

I believe that anyone involved in the killing of a police officer should be executed or at least put away for life with no possibility for parole.

Lt. George Gulley Ret.
NYPD Ret.

February 11, 2012

when you let animals like this out,you all ways say after they do it again.He Slipped through the cracks.So lets close the cracks D COLE

Retired DET living in Florida
FOP 3100

February 11, 2012

OFFICER RICHARD WENTLANDT ATTEMPYING TO TERMINATE A KIDNAPPING AND RAPE IN PROGRESS WAS SHOT IN COLD BLOOD SIX TIMES CAUSING SEVER INJURIES WHICH LED TO HIS DEATH.THIS PERPETRATOR OF THIS CRIME COULD EVEN BE CONSIDERED FOR PAROLE.

RET OFF. A.P.EPIFANIO
NEW YORKCITY MTA POLICE

February 11, 2012

Officer Richard Wentlandt while attempting to terminate a Kidnapping and rape in progress was shot in cold blood six times causing sever injuries which led to his eventual death.
The idea that the perpetrator of this crime could even be considered for parole is in it's self mind bogling. Please choose wisely before permitting this dispicible individual to be free again. Society deserved better.

Ret. Det. B.M. Drubin,
New York City Police Department

February 10, 2012

Rick was one of my instructors in the academy. He was kind, supportive, and encouraging. Most of all he brought his experiances which he shared about survival and the will to live. That shooting wasn't the only time he faced death. I respected him and am the world is a better place because of him.

Det. Brett Nichols
co-worker / student

February 10, 2012

Officer Wentlandt, Rest in peace and may god watch over your family.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

February 10, 2012

You will always be remembered as the hero that you were. The world is a better place because you walked in it. May your surviving family and co-workers take some solace from that thought. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

P/O David Ostrem
Mattawan Police Department (Michigan)

February 9, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Officer Wentlandt and may the convicted criminal responsible for your suffering and the suffering of the ones you left behind know there are those of us in the community of the civilized who strongly believe that anyone harming an officer in the line of performing his/her duty to serve and protect and this officer is injured as officer Wentlandt was and succumbs to those injuries no matter how many years pass should never be able to return to freedom. And that we who believe in this send out "NO PAROLE" letters that ODMP has made simple to do and it is important to back up our feelings with actions. I believe that is what calls an officer to the line of duty...wanting to make the world a safer place for the community of the law abiding. May all of those who believe in true justice send out a letter and encourage our friends and family to do so as well. Thank you for your service Officer Wentlandt. Much time has passed but you are still honored, respected, and not forgotten.

Laura
a concerned citizen of America

February 9, 2012

Blessed be the peace keepers...

MASTER TROOPER L.C. DAVIS
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL

February 9, 2012

Thank you for your sacrifice Officer Wendtlandt. I was a police cadette in May 1981, when you were injured. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Lieutenant Shirley Key
Miami-Dade Police Department

February 9, 2012

To his family and brother officers I give my sympathy, and to Officer Wentlandt I salute, I pray for him and his family, as has been said many times before, Officer Wentlandt is a true hero, a credit to our country and especially to the law enforcement community, we should all embrace his courage and commitment. My God Bless Richard and may he rest in peace!!!

Lt. Wayne Larkin
Framingham Aux Police, Framingham, MA

February 9, 2012

Your dedication and sacrifice will not be forgotten Officer Wentlandt. You are the true definition of an American Hero.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

February 9, 2012

Thank you sir, for your courage and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for saving that woman's life. That is the definition of a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!

May you forever, continue to rest in peace, my brother...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 9, 2012

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