CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Funeral details have been announced for an off-duty Lee County deputy killed Wednesday night in a motorcycle accident.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office announced visitation for Deputy Scott Wheeler will be Monday, January 17 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Cape Christian Fellowship on Chiquita Boulevard in Cape Coral. The memorial service will take place Tuesday, January 18 at 11:00 am at Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church on SW 20th Avenue in Cape Coral. The burial service will be private.
Deputy Wheeler began work at the Lee County Sheriff's Office on October 13, 2008 as a member of the Corrections Division.
In a statement, Deputy Wheeler's fiancée, Sarah Claus said: "Scott was the most amazing spouse, father, son, brother, uncle, best friend and sheriff's deputy. He is survived by his fiancée Sarah, his two children and a baby on the way. Also surviving are Scott's mother and father, step-father, brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Scott will be remembered as the strongest, funniest and biggest-hearted person we all know. He will be so incredibly missed and never forgotten."
The family has opened a memorial account at Fifth-Third Bank under "Sheriff's Deputy Wheeler Memorial Fund."