The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office regrets to announce the passing of retired Major James Thomas “Tommy” Wheeler, Ret. Major Wheeler worked for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office from January 1st, 1973 until his retirement on February 1st, 2014 as the Major over law enforcement. Major Wheeler was a graduate of the 83rd AOC at the Southern Police institute at the University of Louisville. During his career, Major Wheeler worked in the Patrol Division, Criminal and Special Investigations Divisions. He is survived by his wife, Karla and his two sons Jeff and W.T. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Georgia Sheriff’s Association Youth Homes.