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Fallen Heroes

 

Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Medal of Honor

Deputy Howard R. Scheffler
Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Medal of Honor

Deputy
Howard R. Scheffler

Date of Birth: September 1,1926
End of Watch: February 29, 1956

Deputy Howard Scheffler was employed with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department one year. He was hired on February 1, 1955, and assigned to the Indio Station. Before joining the Riverside Sheriff's Department, Deputy Scheffler worked for Coronado Police Department.

Deputy Scheffler was driving home from a day off in Riverside. He had worked patrol the night before. His vehicle veered off the dividing strip and rolled, killing Deputy Scheffler instantly.

Deputy Scheffler was survived by his wife and twin daughters.