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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
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Reflections for Police Officer Scott Alan Wertz

 

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

It was so good to see you today. I just want to thank you for watching over us and hope you will be spending time with us and keep us safe. Looking forward to seeing you every day.

Barb
mother-in-law
January 3, 2016

Sorry I am late in wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here we are entering a new year again without you. Sure sucks. Hopefully our wondrous governor
will get his act together and get the death penalty in motion so these criminals will get the punishment that was handed to them by the wonderful people on the juries. All the evidence is there that is why they make the correct decisions. Let's hope we see that happen in our life time. Well enough about that crab. On a happier note, Jared is doing great at college and Josh did really well at soccer goalie, first round choice pick as goalie. You would be so proud of your boys as we are. Wish you were here. Miss you so much.
LOL

Barb
mother-in-law
January 3, 2016

It's been a long time since I have been here. Sure I get on from time to time to see if there are any new posts, but I usually don't leave one. I guess I figure I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. With that being said, I'm just going to say that I miss you so much! It just sucks that you are not here. Some days are worse then others. I love you and I want you back!

Tricia Wertz
Loving Widow
December 15, 2015

Your son was an all county goalie this year. Loved watching him play!

Anonymous
friend and fan
November 5, 2015

Nine years ago we lost you and it seems like yesterday. I hope one of these days it will get easier, but I think that is unlikely.
This weekend will be busy, softball on Saturday and Sunday the ride all for your honor for family and friends to talk about all the good times we shared and had with you, but was cut way too short. Keep watching over us. Been seeing you around quite a bit this summer. I guess you are just checking up on us. Thank you for that.

Be with Trish and the boys cause I know it cannot be easy for them.

Don't forget, NO RAIN

You are always in our thoughts and heart..

LOL

Barb
mother-in-law
August 6, 2015

9 years.....seems like a lifetime has passed since.... then at times, yesterday...... keep watching over us. Looking forward to this weekend and events to see family and friends ad talk about old times and good stories about you....

Dustin
brother-in-law, Baltimore Police Dept.
August 6, 2015

 
 

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