Tour of Duty: 1 year
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Traffic Collision
Date of Incident: February 29, 1956
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: N/A
Deputy Howard Scheffler was employed with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for one year. He was hired on February 1, 1955, and assigned to the Indio Station. Before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Scheffler worked for the Coronado Police Department. Deputy Scheffler was driving back to the Indio Station after performing his duties in Riverside. He had worked patrol the night before. His vehicle veered off the roadway’s dividing strip and rolled several times, killing Deputy Scheffler instantly. Deputy Scheffler was survived by his wife and twin daughters.
Deputy Scheffler’s burial site is not known.