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

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We as a police family in chesapeake just lost one of our own, we hate that we have another agency,wife,family out there hurting. God Bless you.

Disp Kendrick
Chesapeake Police Department

October 17, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer John Wheeler, his good deeds to his community and country will always be remembered. May God bless you.

Chief Ferrell J. Stewart
Cooter, MO Police Department

October 17, 2005

God Bless the family, friends and co-workers of Patrolman Wheeler.

mjw 643

October 17, 2005

Mrs.Wheeler...I am also a police dispatcher and even though I could never imagine hearing my husband's call for help,realize,God does not make mistakes.God has a place for Officer Wheeler.God Bless you and your family.

Elyria Police Dept

October 17, 2005

Our thoughts, prayers and support are with the friends, family and co-workers of Patrolman Wheeler.
Rest In Peace Brother

PS Andrè Lasalle
City of Geneve Police (Suisse)

October 17, 2005

God bless you John your service here is done. May you rest in peace.

MPO II,Michael Kemna
Honolulu Police Department

October 17, 2005

Officer Wheeler showed the true meaning of what a Police Officer is. He unselfishly returned to the street after being shot in the line of duty and ended up making the ultimate sacrafice for the citizens of San Antonio. As Officer Wheeler had the strength and courage to do the job that he loved, may his family and friends have that same courage and strength to help them through this terrible loss. Rest in peace my brother and watch over your family from above.

David Wesselman
Springfield IL. PD

October 16, 2005

Rest in peace Brother John, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your courage and service.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

October 16, 2005



October 16, 2005

Rest in peace My brother..... you will never be be missed by Myself, but the rest of your brothers in blue around the nation.


October 16, 2005

Mrs. Wheeler,

There is no question what you are feeling right now. I can only begin to imagine what kind of turns your life has taken in the last few days. I lost my husband last August and we were police officers on the same department and had even worked on sister squads together in the past. My heart hurts for you and I wish you never experienced the pain and heartache you now must be feeling. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Please know that you are not alone. There are to many of us that have been in your shoes. We are also here to help you in any way possible. Don't be afraid to reach out. Any other survivor is there if you need us. God bless you and your family.

Godspeed Patrolman Wheeler. You have paid the ultimate sacrifice and we are grateful for you.

T. W.

October 16, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of John Wheeler. Thank you for sharing him with us, keeping us all safer.

His was a noble service. He is truly a hero.

God Bless.
Chaplain Chris Robinson

Chaplain Chris Robinson
Missouri Highway Patrol - Troop D

October 16, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with John's wife and children.

He's not alone, he just won the race. We'll see him later and he'll greet us with open arms.

Deputy Sheriff

October 16, 2005

Rest in peace brother...May God bless you and your family


October 16, 2005

God Speed Officer Wheeler!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Sgt Kiley Sargent
Hall County Sheriff's Office / Gainesville, GE

October 16, 2005

These are never easy to read. For whatever reason I am saddened more to know that Mrs. Wheeler was working at the time of the incident. May God please be with the family, department, and friends of Officer Wheeler. Rest easy my brother we will take the watch from here, see you in heaven. 10-42

Hampton Police Division

October 16, 2005

I am a patrolman and my wife is a dispatcher. While we work at different agencies, we could only choke back tears at the thought of what those moments must have been like. Our prayers are with you, Mrs. Wheeler.

Officer Wheeler, the watch is ours now; rest easy, brother.

Deputy M. Herzog
Chambers County Sheriff's Office

October 16, 2005

final call
an angel in the sky must leave his place of rest gently tucking his wings beneath his armored vest. for duty has called , there is much work to do, little do he know, this one is dressed in BLUE, arriving on the scene, he knows just what to say "follow me fallen brother i'll show you the way your duty has ended ,your work is now through come hang your hat beside mine, for iam a cop to"
thank you brother for your service

October 16, 2005

My deepest sympathy to you Mrs. Wheeler and your family i dont know how it must feel to lose a loved one this way but my heart goes out to you and your daughters he will never be forgotten. Go rest brother we got it,


October 16, 2005

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who unlocked your car after you accidentally locked the keys and your baby up at the mall.
I was the one who gave you a ride to the gas station when you ran out of gas on that back road.
I was the one who changed your tire because you couldn't figure out how to work the stupid scissor jack.
I was the one who directed you safely through that busy intersection when the traffic signals weren't working.
I was the one who gave you a jump-start after you left your lights on.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who found the item that identified the guy who raped your daughter.
I was the one who spent my days off in court to testify and help convict the man who beat your son so badly.
I was the one who located your grandmother in the woods that night when it was 22 degrees and she had wandered away from the nursing home.
I was the one who loaned you the raincoat the night we stood and watched your house burn.
I was the one who talked with you for two hours about your son running away from home.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who held your hand, wiped the blood out of you eyes, and calmed you down while the Fire Department cut you out of what was left of your car.
I was the one who called you at 2 a.m. to come pick up your 16 year old daughter because she had been drinking too much.
I was the one who knocked on your door at 4 a.m. to let you know your 16 year old daughter would never be coming home again.
I was the one who did CPR on your 3 year old after you found him in the pool.
I was the one who helped deliver your new baby when you didn't quite make it to the ER.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who got that snake out of your bathroom around midnight.
I was the one who got my knees and elbows scraped up fighting with the shoplifter with your carton of cigarettes.
I was the one who took your son for a "ride-along" so he could see what it was really like.
I was the one who gave you the right directions so you wouldn't miss that business meeting.
I was the one who stopped you to let you know your right rear tire was going flat.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who escorted your son's funeral procession from the church to the cemetery and cried behind my sunglasses because he was my friend, too.
I was the one watched over your place while you were on vacation.
I was the one who worked for you on Christmas Day so you could be off with your family.
I was the one who joked around with you after your truck got hit by a train and you walked away without a scratch.
I was the one was able to talk your husband into going into counseling with you.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who got shot when I pulled over a car for a traffic violation and the driver turned out to be an escaped convict who had sworn he would never go back to prison.
Oh, by the way, my memorial service is at 2 p.m.

Will you remember me now?

I will remember you!! RIP

Also, a thanks to Mrs. Wheeler for serving as a dispatcher, my wife also dispatchs for the local sheriff's department were I am employed by the Police Department.


October 16, 2005

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. We did not know each other, but we belong to a family none the less. May your wife and children find the strength to get through this tragic time. Take comfort in the fact that your brother and sister officrs around the nation will be here for them. Gods speed my friend and thank you for your service.

PO Jeff S.

October 16, 2005

God Speed to John and watch over us all, and only good thoughts to your wife. God Bless all the dispatchers, you are our life line and we really do appreciate the work you do.

Officer Wendy Adkisson
Tucson Police Department

October 16, 2005

I met John when I was a cadet. He had just returned to work a week earlier and was on "light duty". He had just returned because several months earlier he was shot in the neck and the leg by a robber with an AK-47. I remember how happy he was to be back at work. I noticed how he still limped. My FTO said, "Hey John, show him your scars!" John laughed and said, "I hope you have a strong stomach." I couldn't believe what he had lived through! The fight it took for him to battle on after being shot twice. He had rammed the actors car with his patrol car, renduring their car useless and sending the actors fleeing. And even more, the courage it took to return to work after his injuries and horrible experience. I really looked up to him... It gave me such pride to know that there was someone like that on my department...someone that deticated. I can't recall a person that didn't like John. On that day I met him, I was a lowly Cadet, in a baby-blue uniform. He treated me as an equal and laughed with me and shared words of encouragement. I remember his parting words were, "Will, never quit fighting." I promise I won't John... Kim, if you're reading this, please...anything we can do to help, just ask. Godspeed John. We'll miss you brother.

Officer W. Watson
San Antonio Police Department, TX

October 16, 2005

My deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Wheeler; may he rest in peace.

Linda Lamm - LEO Wife and Sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

October 15, 2005

Only a fellow dispatcher knows that lump that grows in yout throat and the knot that twists your stomach when one of your units is in possible trouble. I cannot begin to imagine what Mrs. Wheeler went through on that watch.

God bless and keep Mrs. Wheeler and their family in this time of extreme trial. Rest in peace Patrolman Wheeler.

Ex-dispatcher Maryjane Cloud-Coody
Palmetto Florida PD

October 15, 2005

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