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Police Officer Douglas Edward Wendel

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 30, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Douglas Edward Wendel

I sat at 33rd and Midlothian tonight thinking of you. Still remember what and where I was when I heard.
RIP!

K Mills
Richmond

March 22, 2018

Hey Douglas - my great friend from when we were little kids. I heard about your passing a few years ago and just wanted to let you know that I think of you often. I tried to model my kids' upbringing similar to ours - let 'em have fun, let 'em now that they're loved, let 'em know the value of family and friends. You, me and David G. hanging out every day of the week - those were the best of times. I'll see you again one day - we'll pick up where we left off - play a little baseball, ride our bikes, lie on our backs and identify animals out of the clouds...

Glenn Jaffe
Childhood friend

March 17, 2018

Officer Wendel - This past week I had the honor of completing the 285 mile Law Enforcement United bike ride with your daughter, Brigitte. She did an amazing job and toughes out the cold, rain and hills...so many hills... you would have been so proud of her. I know you were with her and the rest of us, watching over us and keeping us safe. You are never forgotten-God Bless.

Deputy Jen Lenarz
Dakota County Sheriffs Office

May 16, 2017

Time passes, Doug, but the memories remain. For those left behind, life moves on, seasons change, but the love and the loyalty remain the same. Know that you are not forgotten, will never be, and know that we are forever grateful for your continued watch. The love shared will never fade, no matter the length of years. Rest, both well and in Peace. God Bless.

anorher mother
personal

December 26, 2015

You are not forgotten Doug

MPO A. J. Richio
Richmond Police

July 30, 2015

Officer Wendell,

Today I attended the Richmond Police Department Memorial Service for Officers that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our city and our community. My grand father J. Harvey Burke gave his life in service in 1925 and I was there today to honor and remember his service While at today's service I had the pleasure of meeting your wife and daughter. They are both beautiful ladies and I could tell they miss and honor you tremendously.

Thank you for your service and may God always watch over you and your family. R.I.P.

H. Penn Burke
Grandson of Sgt. J. Harvey Burke

May 12, 2015

DEAR DOUG I LOVE YOU FALL HAS FINALLY COME TO FLORIDA I STILL CALL IT HOME' KATERINA IS PREGANT WILL BE FUN TO HAVE A LITTLE BABY AROUND''I THINK YOU EVERY DAY' I AM GOING TO BED NOW I PRAY FOR YOU GOD BLESS YOUR LOVING MOM XXXXXOOOOOO

Marilyn Wendel

October 26, 2014

DEAR DOUG, IT HAS BEEN A WHILE AGAIN SINCE I HAVE WRITTEN BUT I CERTAINLY HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN. I THINK AS THE TIME GOES BUY IT IS HARDER. I WISH SO THAT YOU WERE STILL HERE. COULD LEAN ON YOU. THE CHILDREN ARE DOING GOOD. I HAVE LOOKED AT SOME OLD PICTURES AND IT HAS BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES. WELL LET THIS BE IT FOR NOW I SEND YOU ALL MY LOVE. YOUR LOVING MOM XXXXOOO

N O RANK MARILYN WENDEL
MOTHER

August 25, 2014

Still thinking about you. You will never be forgotten.

MPO Anthony J. Richio
Richmond VA Police

July 30, 2014

You were a good person and an excellent officer. Thank you for your service to our community. You will not be forgotten brother. Rest in peace.

Det.Sgt. Bob Walker (retired)
Richmond

July 30, 2014

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 30, 2014

DOUG 11 YEARS I MISS YOU SO MUCH LOVING MOM

Marilyn Wendel

July 19, 2014

Doug you were a kind and wonderful person I worked with you for several years before we lo against you in such a tragic way. I will never forget the little saying you said all the time Quote ITS all Good man. God bless you my brother . Till we meet again..

Patrolman Timothy L Smith
RPD

July 8, 2014

Dearest Doug miss yous. more and more your loving Mom.

Marilyn Wendel

June 1, 2014

MY DEAR SON SUNDAY WILL BE MOTHERS DAY I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCHYOU ARE WATCHING US .YOUR CHILDREN ARE SO VERY GOOD, WE ALL MISS YOU SO. GOD BLESS YOUR BELOVED MOM

Marilyn Wendel

May 8, 2014

Ten years ago today, I awoke to find out that I lost my best man. Thinking of you today and always, my friend.

Bob Melinis

July 31, 2013

Doug, it's been 10 years, but you are never forgotten.

Sgt. Matt Clark
UVA PD

July 31, 2013

Doug,
I can't believe it's been 10 years...
Thanks for keeping us safe.
I miss you, brother

SGT L. Nevill
Manassas City PD
(RPD 79th Basic Recruit School)

July 30, 2013

I know you've been up there watching out for me and keeping me safe. Thanks buddy for keeping your light shining down upon us. God bless you for being that angel that guides many of us.....

Gary Venable

MPO Gary L. Venable
Richmond Police Department (VA)

July 30, 2013

I think about you often buddy. Thanks for looking down on us and keeping us safe.

Sgt. Bill Breedlove
Roanoke City Police

July 30, 2012

Thinking of that day and hoping your family is doing well.

Kevin Hiner
RPD

July 30, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and close friends. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Dep. Chief, Ret. Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 30, 2012

My heart and prayers are with the Wendel family today and always. As the children of this hero are either heading to COPS kids camp or Outward bound today, may you know that your hero is with you always. We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your entire family made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace Officer Wendel...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

July 30, 2012

Dear Doug,
I haven't been online lately because I haven't been able to make this work but I haven't forgotten you and will always remember you. Today is your big day 5 0. Erich and Brigitte are here with me while Charlie is in Florida he is not with us. You are still our big angle and know your looking down on us god bless you and we will write soon.
All My Love Forever and Ever, God Bless
Mom

Mother

April 11, 2012

I was working at the Richmond Police Credit Union the day Doug was shot and killed. I remember hearing the sirens blasting as all of the detectives sped out of the parking garage..I had no idea what happened. Doug came into the credit union alot and was very personable. I also remember the man hunt that went on until he was caught. One special officer who I have known for years was there when they caught him and he said it was the best and worst day of his life. RIP Doug

Erin K.
Richmond Police Department

November 22, 2011

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