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

To Our Brothers and Sisters of RPD, Family and Friends of Officer Wertz my thoughts and prayers go out to you on this day. As I sit her thinking of what to write I came across this and would like to share it with you all:

The badge shines bright
On the shirt of blue.
It takes a strong soul to wear it
A heart that's proud and true.

He says good night to his family
before he walks out the door.
He must go watch the streets,
Yet he does so much more.

In his car, when the call comes,
The lights are flashing blue and red.
He would never hurt his children,
He can't believe what was just said.

With his partner awaiting,
He has to be there, he must answer the call!
The wife is frantic,
"Put the gun down," but the man won't withdraw.

Shots are fired, his partner is hit in the arm,
One more flash is seen, someone must fall.
His partner is there, and so is the man,
and on the ground He lies, giving his all.

He says goodbye to his family,
With the pain in his chest.
The lights are flashing, blue and red,
As he begins his final rest.

Leaving a wife and two children,
Is the hardest thing He would ever do,
How will they live,
What are they going to go through?

Will His children grow old,
will His wife move on?
Will they know how much He loved them,
Now that He is gone?

He was only doing His job,
Trying to help who He could.
It was never known hard it was to be a Cop,
But now His family understood.

On three cheeks, three tears shine bright,
Like rain from a cloud,
It takes three strong souls to shed them,
Saying goodbye from hearts that will always be proud.

Fred Massa Special Operations Division
Schuylkill Valley EMS

August 7, 2006

Thank You for your service Sir. God Bless you and your family. R.I.P. Never Forgotten!!!

Detective Lionel Garrett
Inglewood Polioce Department

August 7, 2006

Never forgotten by your brother and sister officers! Thanks for your dedicated service and walk with God!!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 7, 2006

Words simply cannot explain the pain we are all feeling. It is so hard to believe we will never be in eachother's company again. Matt and I will be there for the boys and Tricia.

Brooke Mish
Wife of PO Matthew Mish

August 7, 2006

God Bless the Wertz family during this most difficult time, give them strength. You will never be forgotten my brother.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla

August 7, 2006

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Wertz. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service GA

August 7, 2006

Rest in peace brother and thank you for doing a job that most couldn't. May God be with you and your family at this time.

Police Officer Rhonda Richeson
Dallas Police Department

August 7, 2006

I have been married to this 'job' as well for 35 years. My husband and I have been best friends for 40 years. Words do not adequately express the sorrow and sympathy I feel for this widow and her family. Nine years or nine minutes on the job is irrelevant.
The thing I have learned is that police work is not just a 'job' but a calling. Scott has been called home. Rest in Peace, dear one and Peace be with those remaining on this side of the pain.

Wife of a cop
FOP

August 7, 2006

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Officer Wertz, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Then the rainstorm came, over me
And I felt my spirit break
I had lost all of my, belief you see
And realized my mistake
But time through a prayer, to me
And all around me became still

I need love, love's divine
Please forgive me now I see that I've been blind
Give me love, love is what I need to help me know my name

Through the rainstorm came sanctuary
And I felt my spirit fly
I had found all of my reality
I realize what it takes

'Cause I need love, love's divine
Please forgive me now I see that I've been blind
Give me love, love is what I need to help me know my name

Oh I, don't bet (don't bend), don't break (don't break)
Show me how to live and promise me you won't forsake
'Cause love can help me know my name

Well I try to say there's nothing wrong
But inside I felt me lying all along
But the message here was plain to see
Believe me

'Cause I need love, love's divine
Please forgive me now I see that I've been blind
Give me love, love is what I need to help me know my name

Oh I, don't bet (don't bend), don't break (don't break)
Show me how to live and promise me you won't forsake
'Cause love can help me know my name

Love can help me know my name

Erin
Wife of a CSPD Officer

August 7, 2006

Rest in Peace Officer Wertz. Deepest sympathy to all the family. Thoughts & prayers are with you.

Constable Larry Trojanowski
Pennsylvania State Constables

August 7, 2006

My Deepest Condolences to the Wertz Family and the Reading Police Department ... you will be in my prayers.

Detective Joseph R. Steenson (Ret)
Derry Township Police, Hershey, Pa

August 7, 2006

Officer Wertz..you - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time..please watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE..BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit
mi

August 7, 2006

May you rest in eternal peace and may your family know that you died a hero.

Ofc. S.D. Hall Jr.
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police

August 7, 2006

The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the Onondaga County Deputy Sheriffs' Police Association are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Scott Wertz.

Deputy
Onondaga County (NY) Sheriff's Office

August 7, 2006

Our deepest condolences goes to the family of Officer Wertz and the Reading Police Dept. Rest in peace, god bless.

Officer Bill Battista
Narberth PD (PA)

August 7, 2006

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

August 7, 2006

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathys to the family, friends and co-workers of Police Officer Scott A. WertZ. Rest in Peace Brother, we now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, CNY

August 7, 2006

May God's Blessings be poured on your family Officer Wertz and may God Bless you with many crowns.

Sr. Sgt. S. W. Jones
North Texas ATTF

August 7, 2006

As somebody who worked with Scott at BCP several years ago I am deeply saddened by his death. I pray for his family and friends to be able to make it through this most difficult time. Anybody who knew Scott had the privilege of knowing a fine and upstanding person, a memory which will not soon be forgotten. Rest in peace-Justice will be served.

John Eisenhard

August 7, 2006

I have had the honor of working with Scott, and will always have the story of the foot chase we were in to tell to everyone. I will always remember how you and Eddinger kept going the extra mile to help us round up the bad guys. I also hold the highest respect for both you and Eddinger and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Paul
Kutz Univer Pd

Patrolman
Kutztown University

August 7, 2006

TO THE READING P.D. WE KNOW HOW YOU FEEL AS WE JUST WENT THROUGH THIS.OUR THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY THE DEPARTMENT AND MOST OF ALL THE CHILDREN.

police cawley
phila police dept

August 7, 2006

Scott what can I really say. I will always remember how you busted my chops about the way I talked on the radio. The nights at brokos but more importantly your great personallity. You were always there to help out a fellow brother. Words cannot describe your dedication to the profession. So rest in peace my friend for you will never be forgotten.

Until we meet again goodbye. Your friend forever "County"

Officer Eric B Driesbach #393
Reading Police Department

August 7, 2006

Scotty,


Right now we should be at the beach, but we’re not. Two weeks from now we should be in Philly, but we won’t be. In September we should be in St. Lucia, but we won’t be. Instead on Tuesday we will be at your viewing. Wednesday we will lay you to rest, and once again, life will never be the same. There will be no more “losing track of time”, “Scotty wanted to go there”, the Chinese phone calls, or picking up a new cooler at the Meadowlands…..and it hurts….it hurts bad….First Mike, now you. What’s next? I can’t believe this is happening…again. Someday this will all make sense, but for now I just don’t get it. You said at your surprise 40th party that you wouldn’t make it to 50..Who knew? Trish, Jared, and Josh are going to be fine. It won’t be easy, but they have loads of friends and family that will get them through this. They know that you loved them and that you are a hero to us all. May you and Mike keep watch over everyone from heaven and keep us safe. We all miss you. Until we meet again, God bless you my friend and may you rest in peace…

Officer Christopher Jenkins #625
Reading Police Department

August 7, 2006

Rest in peace Officer Wertz. My sincerest condolences to your family. God Bless.

EMT / LEO in training
Allentown, Pa

August 7, 2006

May you rest in peace brother, and may GOD be with your family in their hour need.

Detective Art Campbell (retired)
Philadelphia Police Department

August 7, 2006

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