March 14, 1943 – September 8, 2018
Volker Wendlenner was born on March 14, 1943 and passed away on September 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, September 21, 2018
- Reception Friday, September 21, 2018
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September 24, 2018
Volker , thank you for being a good training officer and good friend. To this day I still think and speak of you often. rest in peace brother and know that you made a difference in my life and so many others.
You sir will never be forgotten.
Creighton Dawson #35298 CTD
September 20, 2018
There are a number of condolences shared by former classmates and colleagues of Mr. Wendlenner. I got to know Mr. Wendlenner and his wife later in his life, through his son Kurt, who is a former colleague of mine. While I didn't know Mr. Wendlenner well, or, for that matter, very long, there are some people who you meet in life who . . . , well, just leave an impression on you. They don't come around very often but when they do, you are at first surprised, then bemused and then grateful, because they remind you to become a better person. Mr. Wendlenner and his wife were (and are) those kinds of people. While Mr. Wendlenner is from a different generation than I am, and, from a certain perspective, one might say a little too honest . . . a little too honorable for today's world, he was a reminder that there are certain things that are timeless: integrity, humility, and gratitude being among those. And while it's only natural to grieve, his kids, particularly Kurt who I know fairly well, should know that I see a bit (actually, a lot) of his dad in them. So, Mr. Wendlenner, thank you for crossing my path, even if it was only for a moment.
September 16, 2018
I worked Foothill Patrol with Volker in the '70's, he was a very quiet, unassuming guy, but if you had a traffic call, and Volker showed up, you knew you were in good hands. Those were good days with good, hard working Policemen. Thanks Volker, you will be missed.
September 11, 2018
I was a class mate of Volker, unfortunately I did not get the opportunity to know him in the academy nor there after. I never crossed paths with Volker again. I am sadden to hear of his passing.
Rex Shields 12381
September 11, 2018
Volker and I were classmates in 4/65. We stood next to each other in Squad 3 the entire time in the Academy. Our squad lost more recruits than any other squad and we were watching our squad disappear. Jerry Brown was in position one, I was in position two and Volker was in position three. We ended up graduating six or seven out of more than a dozen.
Our careers crossed several times during my 28 years with the department. I worked with both Ed and Volker at Foothill and Van Nuys Divisions (VTD).
Volker's style of humor always made my day.
In 2005, our class had it's fortieth anniversary cruise to Mexico and we had the pleasure of being seated with Volker. It was a fun table to be at with all of the interesting stories being told, I last saw and talked to Volker at a Silver Fox meeting in late 2017, before I moved to the beautiful State of Idaho.
Like so many others who were drawn to Volker by his quick wit and warmth, I am deeply grieved by his passing. There is not much one can say at a time like this, other than the world has lost someone very special.
I'm sorry that I will not be able to attend Volker's Memorial Service, but my thoughts and prayers go out to Volker's Family.
Sincerely, Ted Hanson # 12328