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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.

Sorry it took so long to get back here.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Well here it is again, another year where we have to spend Christmas without you. Some days it seems and feels like it was just yesterday. Really miss those guessing games. Miss & love you

Barb Schappell
December 25, 2012

7th year and playing ball again. Rest easy buddy

September 29, 2012

Our Prayers are with the family, rest in peace brother John Mangan and Family

John Mangan
September 20, 2012

We stop by to see you, Chris finally did it. Hope you enjoyed your gift it was long over due. As I sit on my deck writing to you see, you dropped by thanks :) We miss you until next time. xoxox

Veronica Jenkins
August 13, 2012

Another year without you, it doesn't get any easier. There isn't a day that goes by that you are not in our thoughts. We miss you terribly. We will be driniking a few tonight in your honor. xoxoxox

Veronica & Chris Jenkins
August 6, 2012

Thinking about all the good times.
RIP my friend

August 6, 2012

Hi #2 son,

It's been awhile. Just want you to know you are not forgotten. There isn't a day that goes by that you are not in my thoughts or talked about and it is always good. It still is not an easy task when your anniversary or birthday come upon us. We try and make the best of it. We became very good actors.

We did not see you close your eyes
We did not see you die
All we knew was that you were gone
Without a last good-bye
It was such a sudden parting
Too bitter to forget
Those who love you dearly
Are the ones who can't forget.

Please give us good weather for Aug. 12, 2012. We really need a good sunny day.

Miss and love you

August 4, 2012

Just stopping by to check in, say hello and ask you to be with Jared, Trish and family for his graduation today.....another event you should be here for... thank you for the good weather during the inagural Pa Division LEU ride this year. Next year could you please lay off the headwinds on day 1. They were pretty brutal, but as always when we ride, we remember why and that eases the pain just a little.... miss you my brother.....

June 9, 2012

Hi #2 son

Last week was a rough week for us. It just breaks my heart to see Trish, Josh, Jared, Dusty suffer so much when we are down in Washington. It has been six years and it just seems like it was yesterday. There are no words that have already been said a million times to ease our pain. We are so proud to be honoring our hero, which you certainly our, but wish it was an honor which we could be seeing you receiving it in person. You have missed so much in the boys lives and soon you will be missing one of the biggest moments in Jared's life. Just be there for us as you always seem to be when there is an important event or when we need to have a lift up in our lives. Thank you for being in Delaware this past weekend.

Love you and missing you.

May 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Scott!!! Another birthday celebrated without you, we miss you terribly. Chris will be racing in your honor tonight keep him safe. We`ll have a drink in your honor, love ya, miss you

Veronica & Christopher Jenkins
May 5, 2012

Happy Birthday #2 son.

Well here it is, 6 years later. We should be celebrating your birthday and having a good time, but guess what, we can't do that any more (which we haven't been able to do that for the last six years) because some scum bag took that joy from us. People tell you that it gets easier as times go by, but I haven't felt it yet, and I wonder if I ever will. Believe me, I really do try. There are times when things get really tough and you don't know where to turn.

In a very quiet place where quiet breezes blow
Lies the one we loved so dearly whom we lost 6 years ago
It's lonely here without you, there's such an empty space
For we never hear your footseps or see your smiling face
Your resting place we tend to and place flowers there with care
But no one knows the heartache when we turn & leave you there.
With tears of sorrow we cry each day
In angel's arms you were carried away
Our memories of love and laughter shall not fade
For inside our hearts you will always stay.

We love and miss you.

Barb Schappell
May 4, 2012

Scott, I never knew you, but you served close to my hometown. I didn't need to know you to know that you were hero material. You stood on that thin blue line honorably and courageously and I honor your memory.

David I Wright
Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer
Pennsylvania Game Commission

Serving on the thin green line.
March 30, 2012

Our Prays our with you and your family. Love The Mangan family. God bless

John Mangan
February 15, 2012

Hey Hon. I know it has been quite awhile. (So, all the Happy’s and Merry’s to you). But don’t think for one minute that that means I don’t think about you every day – many times!! I did not realize how long it has been – geez how time flies! I thought I wrote after the bicycle ride but I don’t see it. I know I did write on 8/6 but I don’t know what happened! Anyway, where do I begin? The bicycle ride was awesome!! I did it! Thank you for giving me the strength when I needed it! Know that I did it for you and all of your brothers and sisters in blue who have given the ultimate sacrifice – especially to honor and remember you! Plus to be able to help others in your name is even better! The golf tourn, ride, and softball tourn went well also. However, one of these years it would be nice if you didn’t mess with me for the ride and give me total sunshine!!! Please!!

It has been a very hard, long ½ year. So much has happened. I think the hardest has been Jared’s senior year so far and you not being here in person to do the senior things with us. Walking on the field by ourselves, etc. has not been fun. I know you are walking beside us in spirit but, it is just not the same. We do our best, but it is VERY hard. I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like for Jared. I’ve been struggling for awhile with the thoughts of him leaving for college in the fall. I know I have some months to go, but it is hard. I know this is the next thing in life for him and I’m sure he will do fine, but I struggle with the being mom and dad thing sometimes. I know every parent goes through this, but it would have been nice to be able to go through it together!! Just wish you were here.

The past 2 days have been really rough. With Whitney Houston’s death – all they have been talking about and doing is playing our song. It takes me right back to that day and makes me miss you so much more. It feels like a kick in the stomach. Just want you to know that “I Will Always Love You” and that will never change! Miss you terribly!

Love forever,


Trish Wertz
Loving Widow
February 12, 2012

There are no words for your braveness and dedication May god continue to watch over you, your family , and all are law enforcement brothers and sisters.

Officer Thomas M. Whelan Retired
New York State Corrections
February 7, 2012

Please God forgive a silent tear
A constant wish that he was here
Others were taken that we know
But he was ours and we loved him so
He bid no one a last good-bye
He was gone before we knew it and only you know why
If all the world were ours to give
We would give it all and more
To see his loving face just once more

Well here it is another year without you. If only it would get easier as the days and years go by, but it doesn't. We try and go on but as you can see, we are such good actors. It is just not fair that you have to miss all the firsts of everything that the boys do and things they accomplish. Just knowing that you are watching over them is such a relief. Be with them and Trish as we go through these holidays. I know it is not easy.

Happy holidays

December 24, 2011

I miss you......

November 11, 2011

Today we play ball again for the 6th time. Keep the rain away for us.
Till next time.

August 27, 2011

Hi #2 son

"Well, here we are again, another fund raiser in your honor and as usual they want rain again. We all would rather be giving you the money in person for the hero that you are. I'm sure it is not easy for all your friends to be playing your game and you not being here to help them. Just wanted to let you know you are always on our minds and in our hearts forever. Keep all your brothers and sisters in blue safe.

We love and miss you more then you could know.

August 27, 2011

I can't believe it's been five years already. We all miss you very much. Please continue to watch over the guys at work it's not getting any better. Wish you were here to meet our kids, Travis is 4 already and Faith is 9 months. We all miss Uncle Scott. Sending lots of love your way.

Veronica & Chris Jenkins
August 6, 2011

Hey there brother,

It is now 5 years without you.... It seems like yesterday, but yet a lifetime ago, that i seen your smile, or heard your voice. I still look for you all the time.Waiting for you to pop up one day. Crazy... I know. Your ride is on Sunday, and your wife is riding herself this year. Can you believe that??? You should be very proud of the things she has accomplished. A lot of things have changed, our kids are growing up, and it just wasnt suppose to be this way. I know we all try to move forward and not dwell on the past and I know you dont want us to. So tomorrow I will celebrate your life and not mourn your death. Cant promise that i wont cry, that is an impossible promise. I will play your songs, have a couple of your favorite Rum and Cokes... and smile up at you looking down watching over us all. I love you and miss you forever. I carry you in my heart:)



August 5, 2011

Hi #2 son

Well, here it is, 5 years later. It seems like it was just yesterday. The last week or so, it seems that songs I heard, things I talked about, would bring tears to my eyes and I just felt like crying and felt sad. I then realized that it was close to your death anniversary date. I hate this time of the year.

It is just so heart breaking that you had and have to miss so much in all of our lives. I miss all our family vacations and all the fun we use to have.

Please do us a favor. On Sunday we don't want to have any tears, just plenty rays of sunshine.

Though your smile and hearty laugh are gone forever
and your hand we cannot not touch
We still have many memories of the one we loved so much
Your memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part
God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts

You are sadly missed but will never be forgotten.

We love and miss you terribly.

August 5, 2011

t breaks my heart to see Lou getting his uniform ready to attend Kyle's service tomorrow, another painful reminder of how everyone's life can change in just one moment. A moment that will forever be imbedded in so many peoples minds.....Family, friends and especially Kyle's co workers.

My heart just broke when Trish called that night to tell me about another senseless shooting. It was like reliving a nightmare all over again.....

I know you will be with your Brothers and Sisters in Blue tomorrow...please give everyone the strength they need to deal with the pain we all know too well.....

Miss you and sending love back....Lisa

Lisa Fronina
July 5, 2011

Wertz Family,
The loss of another Berks County Law Enforcement Officer from the Sheriffs Dept. has brought back the tragic memories of when we heard about your beloved Scott being killed.

I can hardly imagine how you must be feeling now reliving it thorugh another families similar tragedy in Berks County. I just wanted to let your family know that I am thinking about Scott as well and the sacrafice he made. Hoping that you guys are doing OK and that Scott was there to greet Kyle when he made it up to heaven. Take care and God Bless.

Spring Township Resident
July 1, 2011

Hi Scott, unfortunately, another fellow officer from berks has joined you. 5 years have come and gone, but this definitely brings the painful memories back again. Why oh why do the good have to die young.

Brooke Mish
July 1, 2011


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