Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Joh, my best friend in the world. The old Kelly AFB days will always be in my mind. We had a great time. I think your one of the most dedicated cop's on the street. Keep looking down on us from up there. From all of us at the Kansas Highway Patrol, see you soon buddy. Lord, also look down on Kim and the girls. They will need your guidance even more than ever.

Trooper Michael Ottensmeier
Kansas Highway Patrol

October 26, 2005

Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. May GOD bless you all at this terrible time.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-04

October 25, 2005

My deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Patrolman John Wheeler.
Our prayers are with you.
God Bless You.

Sgt. Keri Whitson
Oklahoma City Police Department

October 25, 2005

Mrs. Wheeler,
My heart breaks for you...I too was a dispatcher when my first husband was killed. He was hit by a tractor trailer while returning to his car on a traffic stop. Thank God I was not working at the time (I had taken the day off). I have often thought how strange that I was able to be off that day. We were separated at the time but I still loved him so much. When they located me to tell me something bad was wrong, I knew how lucky I was that I wasn't working at the time. It was the most awful thing I've ever been through and would have been much worse if I would have been working. In less than a year, I was looking for another job. It was just too stressful any more and with little support from supervisors. You will forever be in my prayers and I know that Calvin will show John around heaven and swap stories about their dispatcher wives! God bless you.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

October 25, 2005

Go rest high on that mountain brother. Your work here is done. My prayers are with you Mrs. Wheeler.

Detective Jason Gill
Sedgwick Co. Sheriff-Wichita, Ks

October 25, 2005

To the family of Officer Wheeler:I am sorry for your loss you are and always will be in my thoughts .Be strong.
To officer Wheeler: Rest in piece.You will de deeply missed by all.

Phillip Howell
Burton Fire Dept

October 25, 2005

I am sorry this happened. Sir, I pray that God will bless you and your family.

You will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace now that you have gone to the LORD'S kingdom. I know you will watch over your loved ones.

Mam, I am sorry this happened. I pray that GOD will give you strength and guidance in this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

"The joy of the Lord is my Strength"

Police Officer

October 25, 2005

Mrs. Wheeler,

You are in my prayers. I can't imagine the terror you are feeling. It is unimaginable and horrifying.

Your reality is my worst fear. My husband, Bryan, is a deputy who was slightly injured on July 15 when his back was grazed by gunfire during a "shoot-out" with a man who opened fire after several deputies went to his home because he was shooting at a crop duster airplane that he thought was too close to his house. The first shot the man made killed Roy, one of Bryan's friends and co-workers. Roy was standing on the passenger's side of Bryan's car. One of the shots Bryan fired killed the man.

On top of that, Bryan's dad (my father-in-law) was shot and killed by a mental patient last October 10 after answering a burglary call. I never dreamed Bryan would possibly be injured after our family endured our loss just 10 months earlier.

Bryan is still working and won't dream of changing anything regarding his job. He is a good deputy and I'm so proud of him. At the same time, I'm so scared everytime he leaves for work that he won't come home. I don't let our kids know. It breaks my heart when our 7-year-old son says his prayers and asks God to please keep his dad safe. The saddest prayer I've ever heard was right after Roy was killed this summer when he prayed for God to please never ever let him get shot like his papaw and dad and Mr. Roy.

I pray that God will be an ever present calm in your storm. I pray that you will find a way to go on. John will never be forgotten.

Carol Linder
daughter-in-law of Asst. Chief Bill Linder EOW 10/10/04

October 24, 2005

To the family, friends, and fellow officers of Patrolman John Wheeler:

GOD be with you. Know that He is in this desperate time of loss. God has called another of his children home, and we are left to figure out why. Be strong and know that hundreds of thousands of Officers around the world are thinking of and praying for you. Having recently lost one of our own, I can sympathize with your loss. John is talking with Jesus and I know this is how he was greeted......."His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant:......enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

Mark Nelson #1362

Officer Mark Nelson
Oklahoma City PD

October 24, 2005

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service. God bless you Mrs. Wheeler and children.

Collins Fire Dept.

October 23, 2005

To the wheeler family, I have lost my husband by a drunk driver June 12,2004
Nothing will take the pain you are going through. I know this because I have the same loss. if you need anything, I mean anything please know I will be here to talk and I will go there to give you a hug.. hold strong on the memories. talk about John for he will never be forgotten. I was afraid... and the department of Grapevine has walk me through alot hard times.. till this day Darren is still remembered. as so will John.
God bless you and your girls.
Hold strong and do not be afraid to call and cry with those who love and understand what you are going is an instant bond of the survivors you will know how deeply you and your family mean to us. just call me any time... I am easy to reach Grapevine Police Dept.. will reach me for you. always in my prayers Gina Medlin

gina medlin
grapevinepolice survivor

October 22, 2005




October 22, 2005

To the Wheeler Family,
Our prayers are with you for your loss... May God grant you peace and comfort. John lived a Heros life and it is this life we celebrate we will remember him and in these memories he lives forever... Texas has another lone star in our sky and we can rest easy knowing John is up there watching over us... Thanks John!
God Bless and Keep us all as we sit down behind a console or pin on our badge.

Sgt. Michael Gromatzky
Collin College Police Dept.

October 22, 2005

In Valor there is Hope. Rest in Peace.

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. PD

October 22, 2005

To officer Wheeler's family On behalf of our entire family here we would like to offer our condolences on your loss of such a wonderful husband, father and officer, my heart is saddened for you and your loss. Bless you and your children .

Deputy's Wife
Snohomish county washington

October 22, 2005

John, may you rest in peace knowing that the family in blue will take care of your immediate family. Know that we have the watch from here sir. May God bless your friends and co-workers as he watches over both of your familes in this difficult time.

Mrs Wheeler, I too was dispatching the night my friend, who was like a big brother to me was killed in the line of duty. I heard it go across the radio. I know the devastation that sets into your heart at that very moment, I felt the shock as Im sure you did and that sense of lost not knowing what to do or say or feel. May God continue to watch over you and your family. My friend, Larry Cox was my hero too. I will keep you in my daily prayers and hope that you can find some solace somewhere. God Bless you and your family.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

October 21, 2005

God Bless you and your family both at home and work. Your wife and children will be in good hands with your department I'm sure. One of the great advantages we have as Police Officers in this large family is knowing that those left behind will never be left alone.

Officer Bardwell
Grand Prairie PD/Tx

October 20, 2005

God speed my brother in law enforcement. Your an angel now watching over us all. My thoughts and prayers to your family and friends. I can only imagine your wife's grief particularly since she was the dispatcher. He knows you were there beside him in his last moments. His memories will give you strength and help your healing. Dwell not on the tragic events of his death but on the love you shared and know he is in a better place. God be with you always.

Lt Rhonda Sanders
Wetumpka Police Dept Alabama

October 20, 2005

Dear Wheeler Family,
Words cannot express the pain you are feeling nor the sympathy others feel toward you. My prayer for you is that you will find comfort in knowing your loved one is in Heaven, surrounded by so many other wonderful officers who have been lost to this world as well. May you find the strenght in the Lord to see you through this. I lost my father last year and almost lost my husband in the same incident as he was shot several times. He is still recovering from his injuries but has returned to work. If I lose him still, I know he would have been doing what he loved, just as your beloved Officer. Please know that we will keep you and your entire department in our prayers! Sincerely,

Lori Johnson Rowley
Daughter of Fallen Hero, James Johnson, EOW 11/11/04, FCSO, NC

October 20, 2005



October 20, 2005

To the family of John Wheeler, I am so sorry for your loss. Since I have had a loved one go through the police academy, I think that I truly understand the commitment of our San Antonio Police officers. I appreciate everything they do for us daily. It is a job that only certain people can do, and do it well. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks Officer Wheeler for your dedication to our city.

Bre Posey

October 19, 2005

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.
Thank you friend, for you were trying to protect us from drunk drivers; exactly from the kind that took you.

Linda Luz
San Antonio, Texas

October 19, 2005

John, You brought out the best in a lot of people. How do we know? We were at your funeral service today showing our respect to you and both of your families - blood & your brothers and sisters in blue. Your friends made us laugh and cry. A Cop's Cop and a Hero you were called several times. The cop cars lined up for what seemed forever. Civilians stood by their cars with hands over heart or saluting. They too showed us that they respect and miss you. There was not a dry eye in the place. Taps, bagpipes, flags and even the SAPD helicopters flew overhead. It was nice. You will be missed but never forgotten. Your extended family in blue.

Patrolman Phil Jackson
San Marcos, TX

October 19, 2005

John and I served together at Kelly AFB and was a friend and a mentor. John was an inspiration to me and others and was one of the people who layed my ground work in Law Enforcement. John loved his job and will be missed. My prays go out to his family and friends.

Detective Sergeant
Scert Police Department, TX

October 19, 2005

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Ofc. John Wheeler and may he rest in peace and god bless his wife and children.

Tammy Beck

October 19, 2005

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