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Police Officer Scott Alan Wertz | Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Scott Alan Wertz

Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, August 6, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 045

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Police Officer Scott Wertz was shot and killed at approximately 2:00 am after he and his partner responded to a fight at a local convenience store at the intersection of 8th and Walnut Streets.

Officer Wertz and his partner were working a plainclothes regional auto theft detail when the call was broadcast and they responded to the scene. When they arrived at the location, they heard several shots in the parking lot and saw a man leaving the lot.

As the officers approached the man he began to flee on foot. When Officer Wertz caught the man, he suddenly fired two shots, fatally striking Officer Wertz in the chest. Officer Wertz's partner immediately tackled the suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Officer Wertz had served with the Reading Police Department for 11 years. He had previously worked as a prison guard and as a part time officer for the Sinking Spring and South Heidelberg Township Police Departments. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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Hey Scott,

It's been some time, other than Birthdays and that "HORRIBLE DAY". But, for some reason I feel the need to come here and chat.....
Times are bad, real bad. I am so sad as to what I saw in the news today. 4 officers ambushed....It makes me so sick to my stomach.
I can't imagine what the families are going through right now. I only know what I am feeling, as a friend (losing you), as a wife of a police officer and A Mother of Armed Forces, I am scared....SCARED AS HELL OF LOSING ANYONE ELSE to this madness.
In saying that, after the tournament was a BEAUTIFUL sight.... BUT, My wish would be, that it would never have to happen to another family. As beautiful as it was, it still sucked.

SENDING LOVE BACK....LISA
TRISH, LOVE YOU MEAN IT

Lisa Fronina
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November 22, 2016

 

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