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

It deoes not seem like you have been gone for 4 years. I still miss you. This week is a hard week for all of us. Then the holidays that you loved so much. I know that you are around send feathers and pennies! I think about you so often..remembering the good and funny things! I love you, "Son".

Carolyn J. Sstein

October 12, 2009

God has called home a great officer. May God bless and find comfort for his family and friends who grieve at the loss of this fine officer.

Deputy II Mike Davis
State Fire Marshal's Office

April 10, 2009

Today would have been ur bday. Its another bday that has gone by w/out u. It hasn't been easy going each day w/out u but we have made it. Every step that i take is a step in the right direction and the direction i know u will be happy with whom i've become. I know ur watching us from heaven, making sure that we are ok. I love u and miss you each and everyday.
Love ya always,


April 2, 2009

A day never goes by without thinking of you...still.
Some days sad, some days angry, some days happy.
You still move me and continue to make me a better person.
Thanks for the dream the other night, was great being married to you again.

Kimberly Wheeler

March 3, 2009

It is hard to believe you have been gone 3 years. I thought of you on the anniversary of your passing. The weather here in Michigan was beautiful. Your mom and dad are so proud of all that you accomplished.

You are a real American hero

Suzanne Geer
childhood friend

October 18, 2008

Lastnight I could not sleep. The events of the early a.m. of today three years ago kept going over and over in my mind...the sadness, the emptiness, the loss, deep in the pit of my stomach. I don';t guess these will ever go away. We miss you so much. We not only miss you physically being with us, but we miss the kindness, love, humor, and just "the always a there for you" attitude you had. Gosh, I wish you were here. Enough of that....don't quit sending me pennies because I forgot about Coca-Bear. I know all you, Coca-Bear, and Keko are having a blast. We will never forget you. You are just unforgettable.

Carolyn Stein

October 14, 2008

To Patrolman John Wheeler and his loved ones:

On this the third anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, John. I am praying for solace for your wife and other family members today, and each day that they are on the survivors' path.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service John gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 14, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05


October 13, 2008

To the Wheeler family, I had to visit the Highway Patrol Academy in Austin for inservice. I had the profound privelige of hearing your wife, Kimberly Wheeler speak to our class. It truely touched me. I thank you for your service and your courage in both of the life altering circumstances that you and your family endured. You are the true epitome of a HERO. You selfessly gave your life. I also commend your wife for the courage and bravery that it took for her to do her job on both those nights. I cant even begin to fathom the unbearable grief that she has suffered. Thank you for your inspiring story Kim. John know that your legacy continues and that through you, by you, your wife has inspired me to become a better person and a better dispatcher/operator. I learned many different techniques and skills during the inservice training, but the word your wife spoke is the lesson that I will remember. God Bless you.

Erin Powell, Police Communications
Texas Highway Patrol, DPS Conroe

October 8, 2008

September 29 has come and gone. Got through it. Now the real hard time is coming. I miss you so much, John. There are days that I can see you in the sky, or passing by, or in your Avalanche. You made me feel like my life was really worthwhile. Wait for me...I know that you and Keko are having a blast!

Carolyn Stein

October 5, 2008

i miss u so much. its just so unbalievable

a random person
u were my second father

September 29, 2008

john its so hard. i just thought of u and wanted to remeber what u look like. my dad doesnt talk much about you. but i can tell it hurts. gosh i can balry keep it togethere. it seems like yesterday was the last time i saw u at laurens 16th b-day. i remeber what u last said bye ill see u soon. i was thinking about u today because u wer ein my dreams thankyou. thankyou so much that ment alot to me. my dad is having well u proabbly already know. but please just keep an eye out on him it would meen so much. i just cant believe ur gone. love u forever and i havent ever forgotten


August 9, 2008

Well today is just another day gone by w/out u, but today would have been ur bday. So HAPPY BDAY!. We know that ur always with us in our hearts and mind and u may not be here but ur never gone and never forgotten, people ask about u so much at work, cause they didn't get to know u like we did, so see ur not forgotten. Well just so u know we love and miss u!

San Antonio police dept operator/Friend

April 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby!

Scott and I will be celebrating it together-with you. You are always in our thoughts. We miss you, and you will never be forgotten!
Your always love,

Kimberly Wheeler

April 1, 2008

I heard this song and thought you would like it...I miss you, and will forever be part of you.

IN LOVING MEMORY by:Alter Bridge

Thanks for all you've done
I've missed you for so long
I can't believe you're gone
You still live in me
I feel you in the wind
You guide me constantly

I've never knew what it was to be alone, no
Cause you were always there for me
You were always waiting
And ill come home and I miss your face so
Smiling down on me
I close my eyes to see

And I know, you're a part of me
And it's your song that sets me free
I sing it while I feel I can't hold on
I sing tonight cause it comforts me

I carry the things that remind me of you
In loving memory of
The one that was so true
Your were as kind as you could be
And even though you're gone
You still mean the world to me

I've never knew what it was to be alone, no
Cause you were always there for me
You were always waiting
But now I come home and it's not the same, no
It feels empty and alone
I can't believe you're gone

And I know, you're a part of me
And it's your song that sets me free
I sing it while I feel I can't hold on
I sing tonight cause it comforts me

I'm glad he set you free from sorrow
I'll still love you more tomorrow
And you will be here with me still

And what you did you did with feeling
And You always found the meaning
And you always will

And I know, you're a part of me
And it's your song that sets me free
I sing it while I feel I can't hold on
I sing tonight cause it comforts me

Kimberly Wheeler

March 26, 2008

dad, our birthdays are coming up soon. man, we're getting old. we miss you so much!

love you forever and ever

your daughter

March 18, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Sir. May God watch over your family and friends this holiday season.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

December 24, 2007 "son" ...It's Christmas time and you don't know how much I miss you. This was your favorite time of year! I have such wonderful memories of you and your Christmas wardrobe!!!! You were such a wonderful person to me and my family....There is no way you will ever be forgotten. Thank you for everything you did for us and for loving us and Kim.

Carolyn Stein
Mother-in-Law of Officer John Wheeler

December 12, 2007

john come back please. i miss you so much. i wish you were still here.

things have been hard on my dad. somtimes i doesn't feel like you left just a long vactaion that you took. i miss you. love you.

jacque bunnell

November 28, 2007


It is hard to believe you have been gone 2 years. Your mom still talks about you non-stop. Your family and friends are really proud of you but miss you.

I think of Kim often and hope she is doing well.

God bless-


Suzanne Sullivan Geer
Childhood friend

October 23, 2007

john i miss you so much i cry everytime i think of you. my dad misses you too so much. i can't wait to see you in that special place. and i hope you say hi to mario. i love you so much bye.(8

best friends duaghter

October 18, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this anniversary of your EOW. A day none of us want to arrive and one which we have no control to avoid. Sometimes you will think that you are alone on this journey down Greif Rd, you are not and there are many of us out here to support you as we know the terrible broken heart you now have. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. You will never be forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die.
"Good men and women must die, but death cannot kill their names."

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

October 14, 2007

The second year without you was so much harder than the first. Tears still come at the strangest times, and the fear of the rest of my life without you is still very real. You were the best thing that ever happened to me, and on the second anniversary of your death I know you would have wanted me to heal a little faster. I'm really trying! I just simply hate my life without you in it. I know where you are, and I just wish I was there with you to enjoy the rest of our lives together...we earned it!

Someday God will allow me to see you again. Until then, I will climb this mountain with you over my shoulder...but still out of reach. I will always cherish what we had, and long for the day when we can have it again.
Love, Kim

Kimberly Wheeler,

October 13, 2007

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007

Hey John,
Its me. i was just thinking about you and wanted you to know i miss you sooo much! my dad misses you to. a lot. i love you.


October 4, 2007

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