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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


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

Hey Scott it's been a while just wanted to let you but you alrady know that my mom is up in heaven with you.... She has passed back in Feb. on the 8th. You are both up looking down on the family's that miss you both. Well Take care and you are very missed!!!!

Missy 200 block of Carpenter St.

Melissa German
June 30, 2011

I just thought about how it was going to be 5 years ago that you were taken. I remember getting the phone call from Kevin Achey as I sat in the Reading China and Glass parking lot. Your boys are spitting images of you, and Jared is going to be a senior in high school! Where does time go, as it seems like yesterday he was a 5th grader at LenOak. I will always be thankful of your service, and I will never, ever forget it.

Chris Daubert

Chris Daubert
thankful citizen
June 22, 2011

Just wanted to stop by and say hi and Happy Birthday!!!

I'm sure you were watching Leisey play tonight......DON'T WORRY....NEXT TIME!!!!!

Why on your birthday did he have to be around???

Sending Love back.....Lisa

Lisa Fronina
May 5, 2011

hey there you old fart!!! you missed my 40th!!! can you believe it??? you would of had a field day with that one. It wasnt the same without you there. i miss you soooo much.... the hole you left behind just can never be filled. i did a little something in honor of you and if you were here you would kill me but i dont want you to ever be forgotten. now today is your day. Another Cinco De Mayo without you......

Happy Birthday bro....

I carry you in my heart :)

May 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Scott!!! We miss you,wish you were here with us. xoxox

Veronica Jenkins
May 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Hon! Would have been 45 today. I will never forget the look on your face when you finally realized the birthday party was for you and not Jenkins - priceless!!! We love you so much and miss you terribly!!! Hope you're having a couple of Coors for you birthday!!

Love forever,


Trish Wertz
Loving Widow
May 5, 2011

Happy Birthday #2 son. Haven't been here for a while and am sorry about that, but want you to know you are always on my mind and in my heart. Well, here it is another year gone by for your birthday without you being here to enjoy it. How unfair it is. Next week it will be another year where we will be in DC to honor all the law enforcement officers who where killed in the line of duty. Please give us the strength to get through it cause it is never easy.

We are really proud of Trish and I know you will be too for her participating in the ride this year to honor you and all the other fallen officers. I know it is not easy for her, but she is a trooper.

We miss you more then you can ever know.

Please be with the boys and guide them.

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 a sudden parting
Too bitter to forget
Those you love you dearly
Are the ones who can't forget.

Love and miss you

May 5, 2011

theres times like these when i need you most,and wish you were here, its been awhile since i cried like i am now, just come back, everyone else needs you too
love you forever

May 1, 2011

Hey Hon. Just a quick note to tell you I miss you and love you. Wish you were here to help me. I try my hardest with the boys. Just would be nice to know what you would do if you were here!! Anyway, I will keep at it and try my best!! Soon I and many others will ride 250 miles in your honor. Please give me the strength to complete it when I need it!! I will think of you and your sacrifice all the way! Until next time . . .

Love forever,


Trish Wertz
Loving Widow
April 21, 2011


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