Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Scott Alan Wertz

Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Scott Alan Wertz

Hi #2 son,
Wishing you a Happy Father's Day. Wish you were to celebrate with us. Just want to let you know you are always in our thoughts and we miss you so much. You would be so proud of the boys (men) in the things they have accomplished.

LOL

Barb
mother-in-law

June 17, 2018

Want to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, only wish you could be here to celebrate. Still miss you and I think of all the good times you had celebrating your birthday.

LOL

Barb
mother-in-law

May 5, 2018

Hi #2 son,

Thank you for being down here and watching over us. I know you are here cause the other day I found not one but three dimes right next to each other and I saw you fluttering right in front of the truck. It is probably not your ideal weather, but we will get there. It is much better then up north, but I do like winter, just not the snow and ice. Please keep watching over your young men and guiding them in the right direction, and be with Trish when she is having a bad day. Some days are easier then others and we just have to hang in there the best we can, and it does make it easier when we know you are around..

Love and miss you

Barb
mother-in-law

January 9, 2018

Wishing you a Happy New Year. Another year ended and a new one beginning without you. What a shame it is. When I think back over the years that you have been gone, it just never seems to get any easier, and all the first's that you have missed in your boy's lives. I know you are very proud of them as we are so proud of them. Hoping they can keep their act straight and just knowing you are up there helping them out and for that I am very thankful.

Love and miss you

Barb Schappell
Mother-in-law

December 31, 2017

Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Eleven years have gone by so fast and it just seems like yesterday. Yesterday was a bitter sweet day. Christmas without you again, but sweet cause Jared seems to pick-up where you and Dusty (Who for this year did not try to guess) left off in shaking their presents to see what was there for them from Santa. It seems that after eleven years you just don't know what to say that hasn't been said a million times over. But wanting to let you know that we still miss you terribly and will always love you and will always be in our hearts.

Barb Schappell
Mother-in-law

December 25, 2017

I miss you so much Scott.... There are times I really need you, and I know you are here with me and I take comfort in that.... but these 11 years have been brutal and I still feel like this is a nightmare that I can't wake up from. I haven't written on here in a very long time. I feel I repeat myself over and over. I love you, and I miss you so much.

Shelly

Michele Wertz
Sister

November 16, 2017

Hi #2 son

Well here we are again on familiar grounds. One, another year to honor you, doing one of the things you use to love to do. Softball (tournament) thank you for making your presence, which we love (only wish you would have been playing instead of flying by. (Thank you John, job well done, will miss you). The other, seeing your youngest off to a new chapter in his life. So wish you were here to see all the firsts in the boys (men) lives (which was taken from you way too soon by some scumbag. Please be with Josh like you were with Jared and guide him in making the right decisions. I know it is not easy. I will pray that he will get through the next 4 yrs like a breeze.

Love & miss you

Barb
mother-in-law

August 17, 2017

To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Wertz: I look at the ODMP site daily; I just read the reflections for Officer Wertz. It's obvious that he is loved, and missed very much! What a wonderful "#2 Mom" he has, for leaving such meaningful memories. And, to his widow, I hope it brings you some comfort to be able to write to him too. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten! Always a HERO! God Bless you all!

- Allie Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

August 6, 2017

Hi #2 son

Well, here it is, another year gone by so fast, without you. At times, it just feels like it was yesterday. There are days when it does get easier, but then I think of all the things you have missed out on the last eleven years and I think how unfair. We will always keep your memory alive, we will never forget you. Keep watching over your & Tricia's boys (I mean men). I know you must be so proud of them as we are and keep giving snowball those belly rubs which he so loved.

Miss and love ya

Barb
mother-in-law

August 6, 2017

Hi #2 son

What a sad day it is. Please be with Trish today and the following days as she lost her best friend which I feel was a great part of you. One of the best decisions she made was when she got snowball who was always there to comfort her when we as human beings could not. Keep showing us signs to let us know you are here.

miss you

LOL

Barb Schappell
mother-in-law

July 14, 2017

Happy Father' Day. It is so sad that you had to miss so many of them. You must be so proud of what the boys have accomplished. So keep them in line and help guide them in the right directions and keep them safe.

Miss and love ya

Barb Schappell
mother-in-law

June 18, 2017

Hi #2 son

Well today was bitter sweet. Sweet that Josh graduated from high school and sad that you couldn't be here to celebrate, all because some scum bag took you from us. Another milestone in your son's life you had to miss. Just keep watching over, protecting and keeping the boys safe.

We still miss you

LOL

Barb
mother-in-law

June 4, 2017

Happy Birthday #2 son. Still miss you and all the good times. They ended way too soon.

LOL

Barb
Mother-in-law

May 5, 2017

Love you and miss you!!

Chris and Veronica Jenkins
Reading police

April 1, 2017

Another year, Miss you!!!

Chris and Veronica Jenkins
Reading police

April 1, 2017

It's been years since I've written you something and for that I'm sorry. I come here often to visit, just don't know what to say that hasn't already been said 100 times. 10 years have come and gone! 10 years! You have missed so much in person here on this earth. I know you are always with us but it doesn't make it easier. I see you in our boys everyday and for that I am thankful!! Well I did it, I went back to our place for the first time since you were killed. It was hard as hell, but I tried to focus on making new memories while reminiscing with your friends and my family about the old ones. We had many good laughs!! Continue to watch over all of us!! Love and miss you terribly!! Love forever!!

Tricia Wertz
Loving Widow

February 28, 2017

Hi #2

I am at one of your favorite places and I know that you are here with us. Thank you for that. I only wish it was in person and not in spirit, but at least you are here, and that is what is important to me .

Still miss you

LOL

Barb
mother-in-law

January 26, 2017

Sorry I am late to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. December has been quite busy. The most important was, Jared graduating from Penn State. We are so proud of him and I know you must be too. It is such a shame that you couldn't be here to help celebrate. That is what is so heart breaking, that you have to miss out on all the accomplishments that you boys have and will accomplish.

Please take care of all your brothers and sisters that we have lost this past year and be with their families and friends as they go through such a terrible time in their lives.

Do the criminals or others think it is open season on law enforcement personnel??? I only hope and pray that in the very near future there will be stricter laws and punishment when ambushing and just shooting law enforcement personnel. They just have no respect for the law.

Love and miss you.

Barb Schappell
Mother-in-law

January 2, 2017

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
Friend

November 22, 2016

Here it is, 10 years later and seems like yesterday. Thank goodness we have all those wonderful memories that really keep us going Don't know what we would do if we didn't have them.

Thank you for the great weather, even tho it was hot as h---, and just a little rain.

John did a good job again this year organizing. Lisa took care of the food and did a good job and a lot of team work. Lou thanks for all the running. Jared's team did really great this year, Hopefully next year will be his year.

Slinger was really happy that you were there visiting with him and giving him pointers(haha).

Tricia did a really fantastic job in organizing a vigil for your 10th anniversary(only wish it was for a happier occasion). The Chinese lanterns that were set off for you were so beautiful. Jared had a little trouble with his and we told him you were trying to tell him something(just kidding).

A lot of you friends, co-workers, family were there to honor our hero and you truly were our hero and I want to thank all of them.

One more favor to ask, we need nice weather for next Sunday. No rain. Thank you

Miss and love ya

Tricia did a really good job

Barb
mother-in-law

August 7, 2016

10 years. RIP my friend

JL
Friend

August 6, 2016

Hey Brother,

Hard to believe it's been 10 years now. Sometimes it seems like yesterday......other days it seems like a lifetime ago. I don't think there is anything to say that hasn't already been said here....... Keep up the good work on the over watch from up there..... We got the fight down here!

Your boys are turning out to be fine young men. Just wish you were here for them. They are a little rough on the edges but we all were at their ages.

I wish I could be there for this weekends events but duty calls once again.

Miss you Bro,

Dustin

Dustin
Brother-in-law

August 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Scott!!!!
I missed your 40th celebration (sorry again)
Now we're all missing you on your 50th!!!! Keep on partying and sorry if Gram is trying to keep it calm up there with you and my dad. What am I talking about? She's probably up there keeping the party going!!!! Party on Scott!
Sending love back! Lisa

Lisa Fronina
Friend

May 6, 2016

Hi Scott,

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday...and thank you for keeping us all safe and sound. I also wanted to tell you how proud I am of being Jared and Josh's aunt. I have had the privilege of watching them grow and mature into gracious young men over the past few years, and am humbled by their strength and fortitude.

Thinking of you and yours today.

Love,

Kristin

Kristin Schappell

May 5, 2016

Happy Birthday to my #2 son. Can't believe it is 10 long years. I miss all the wonderful times we had and all the wonderful times we could have had. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of you. You are in our hearts and minds.

LOL

Barb
Mother-in-law

May 5, 2016

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