Today we honor fallen Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Wahlenmaier who was gunned down during the service of a search warrant in the Fresno County town of Minkler, on February 25, 2010.
The Fresno Deputy Sheriffs Association honors each of our fallen deputies who have been killed in the line of duty. Joel was a member of the Fresno County Search and Rescue team, property detective, homicide detective and a great friend and partner to many of us here.
Joel is survived by his wife Bev Wahlenmaier, daughter Amy, son-in-law Hunter and son Austin. A grand-daughter whom he never met, Monroe.
Take the time today as we are at the Fresno Deputy Sheriffs Association to remember our friend Joel Wahlenmaier. Joel paid the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Fresno County.
We will always honor him and we will never forget him. God Bless