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Patrolman John Randolph Wheeler

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 14, 2005

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Reflections for Patrolman John Randolph Wheeler

Read your story this morning mentioned in a book "Burning Shield" by Landon Napoleon. Thank you for your dedicated service to country and community. Gone too soon. Thoughts are with your family and colleagues.

G. Anne Birkholz
Mom of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

July 12, 2021

I think of you every day, several times a day. I’m so thankful we got married. We had our whole life ahead of us. A drunk driver ended our lives together, but you will always be mine, and I will be yours.

Kimberly Wheeler

November 18, 2020

Patrolman Wheeler was very kind to me. Three to four officers responded to an apartment over near Culebra and Potranco where I was visiting a friend on the top floor. Both the officers and two men and my friend knew and quickly surmised that I was not a suspect or person in question and after showing my license, he was the one who told me that i could go. I remember his kindness and his face, and I remember hearing about his accident a few months after I got married, and feeling sorry and sad to see him pass away. Whomever sees this, I just wanted you to know.

R.C. Purkey

Robert C Purkey
no relation..just bumped into him once

August 23, 2020

Thinking of you and your family today. The sacrifice and the pain stays forever, but we thank God for the gifts of our memories of the one we loved.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Matthew Rittenhouse HPD 920
EOW 9/16/2004

October 14, 2019

On this anniversary, gone but never forgotten. Nemo me impune lacessit


October 14, 2018

Miss you every day my friend.


April 26, 2018

This January would been 34 years. Its sad that you have had to miss so much. Its been bitter sweet all these years. I see you every time I look at our daughters. Wishing you could have been here to see their college graduations, to walk them down the aisles at their weddings, to share in the joy of the birth of our grandchildren. Our grandson looks so much like you. I will hug them often and tell them its from their grandpa. You would like our son in laws, the girls have done well.


January 25, 2018

God speed brother, prayer to your wife and family

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

October 14, 2017

Rest in Peace.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 15, 2016

Continue to rest in peace in the Kingdom of God. Bless your loving family who will never forget you, as well as your brothers and sisters in blue.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 14, 2016

Still to this day cannot believe you are gone. I was looking through my old training records from Kelly AFB today and seeing your writing made me wonder again if this was really real. You were one of the good guys, you trained me right. I know God has a good guy up there. Take care brother.

Lieutenant Dusty Hoffman
Missouri State Highway Patrol

November 2, 2014

It has been 8 years since you departed us. Paula & I send our perpetual respect. The streets are a little less safe without you. But we will serve together again - some day.

Fred & Paula Bedson (TSgt-E6 / Msgt-E7
Partners - Teachers - Friends

October 14, 2013

merry christmas brother miss ya like crazy


December 29, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!!!Today is yet another holiday that you aren't here to celebrate w/us..Today was a rough day, all i could think about was the holidays that we spent together and the father's day that we spent together...It hit me hard today that you weren"t here every now and then, it'll hit me hard but i know that you are looking down on us all..So guess what i asked my girlfriend to marry me and she said "YES", so i will be getting married June 25th,2012 :)....Well i just wanted to tell you that i missed you and i love u very much!!Happy Fathers Day!

Stephannie/911 Operator
San Antonio Police Dept

June 20, 2011

Happy Birthday! I know you are having a blast today. I wish that I could be with you and Kim on this day. I miss you so very much. I will always look at you as "my son" because I love you so much.

Carolyn J. Stein
Mother-in-law of SAPD Officer John Wheeler

April 2, 2011

Well...what more is there to say. The flags have flown, the balloons have been released into heaven, we have cried, we have laughed, and we have missed you tremendously. I can't understand why this happened, but I do know that you affected many lives here. All the family have met people who you made an wonderful impression on or changed their lives. God blessed you with that characteristic. Miss you much, love you much, see you soon.

Carolyn Stein

October 30, 2010

hey bone head well its almost halloween which means pumpkin pie still saving a piece for you we miss you very much hugs and kisses your little sis nikki and oh yeah james

mr mrs james bender

October 27, 2010

A few days shy of 5 years, I sit on the back deck wondering if you were here, where would we be now? Would we have kids, or would we have been complete without them? I have found a medium in life, not living in the future, or the past. But the day to day without you hasn't been easy. Different stuggles, but all the not here. I am finally able to reflect on our memories without the tears...alot of school in learning how to do that. Not an easy road, but easier than it use to be. I finally wrote "goodbye" to you last week, something that we vowed we would never do. I still hurt, still cry, but now I remember how it ws to hold you...I'll just leave it there for now. Holding you was a good place to be.

Kimberly Wheeler

October 12, 2010

It seems like forever that i've written u..I keep having these dreams of u some are great dreams back when i was younger growing up and others well arent so good dreams more like nightmares...It seems just like yesterday u were taking from us but its already been 5 yrs and alot has happened in 5 yrs, some good others bad..I messed up pretty good on 1 thing and i wish i could change it but i cant. I know she's doing ok though and misses u alot but thats all that matters is that she is ok other then that i couldnt ask for more at this point in my life i got a great job, my health, a gf that i adore and her 3 lil one's..Its great, we actually went on a trip recently to the coast and it brought back lots of memories of when i was younger, it was great to share that and to watch the lil one's have fun..Am sure u know all this cause u watch over us everyday but i just wanted to tell u that i love u and miss u very much, it still hurts to know u arent coming home again but i'll see ya 1 day in heaven...


October 6, 2010

Happy bday! I miss u so much and each day doesnt get any better but ive been blessed with having my nephew JJ in my some ways he reminds me so much of u...i have msde some stupid mistakes since youve been gone but ive learned alot and in 5 month i hope to make u even prouder of me, ill be out of the academy and hopefully a cop somewhere..but anyways i love u and ill always remember u and ill make u proud of mr...


April 2, 2010

Well Baby,

It's your favorite time of year! The hardest time for the ones who loved you,and were a constant in your life. As I remember you,(never thought I would have to say that), I remember the big kid! The one who danced around the room when Notre Dame scored, and threw flags at the tv screen during a game. Saw snow flakes yesterday morning..again, thought of you. I still put your favorite snow globe on the table this time of year..the one with the house, the one you would shake every year, asking God to let it be our year for snow :)

My life has changed so much since you have been gone. Alot of open doors, but the fear of walking through them without you here is still a constant fight. We were good together...24hrs a day, not many could have survived our marriage. We were always stronger together, now I go it alone. The scars still bleed, and I miss you so much!

The last 2 years together were the best! Thanks for that! Those of us who chose to be by your side were blessed daily, and I thank God everyday.
With all my heart,
Kimberly Wheeler


December 6, 2009

so long. its been forever,


October 29, 2009

When u were taking from us 4 yrs ago, we lost a father, a son, a husband and a role model. Its hard to believe that we haven't had u here to watch us all grow. Just know that as we go through r daily lives, we always remember the sacrfice u made to serve us and ur coomunity. I miss everything we use to do and I miss having some1 who loved me regardless, I miss the man I called my dad...I miss u and Love u...


October 18, 2009

Oh, we get to add another year on to how long you've been partying it up in Heaven! Have you seen your park lately? It got tons of ducks..and they are building a playground. I know you'd be playing on that all the time. My friends are remembering you to and paying their respects..we miss you, all of us!! Love always!!!

daddy's little girl

October 14, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 14, 2009

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