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 Sheriff’s 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, OHV team member, property detective, homicide detective and a great friend and partner to many of us here.
This picture represents what Joel loved – the outdoors. Joel was a natural fit in the Sierra Nevada Mountains both on and off duty. Joel valued the times he was able to work on SAR and OHV which gave him the opportunity to work in the environment he loved.
Joel is survived by his wife Bev Wahlenmaier, daughter Amy, son Austin, his mother, siblings, in-laws and many other extended family members who miss his presence daily.
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