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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 Scott, seven year anniv upon us. How ironic the songs on the radio this past week and the huge yellow/black monarch butterfly that seems to be stuck in our back yard!! I know that you are not with us physically, but a part of you is always near. Just shared a few stories today about you/good were one of a kind! Thank you for the memories.

Brooke Mish

August 2, 2013

Well here we are again. Another sad day for us to celebrate a wonderful day "Fathers Day and you can't be here to celebrate with your wonderful family. I just want to wish you a HAPPY FATHERS DAY. Miss & love you

Barb Schappell

June 16, 2013

Happy 47th birthday. I know it has been forever and a day since I have written something on here. Believe me -you know it isn't because I don't think about you every day. It is becaue I struggled with what to say that hasn't already been said a million times. So in honor of your birthday - I have decided to post what your wonderful son posted on facebook today in honor of your birthday! Here it is: It's hard to believe he would be 47 years old today. I couldn't imagine the gray hairs, or him being bald. I still see that young gun running around the base paths at Angelica Park. Or the guy that I used to tell he was old and slow, forgetting he was still fast enough to run me down. Everyone is reminiscing about the good times that have happened, which is great to see. Today is not a day to get upset about what has happened because we have done that a countless amount of times by now. Today is a day to give back the smile that he once put on all of our faces. Let him know he is missed and his days here with us were days we want to re-live everyday, days that we enjoyed and can't thank him enough for. Happy birthday pops.

I know you are so very proud of him like I am. He is such a great young man. Maturing nicely! Anyway - we love and miss you so much! XOXOXO!

Love forever,


Trish Wertz
Loving Widow

May 5, 2013

Happy birthday brother miss you

C.I.John carrasquillo

May 5, 2013

Happy Birthday #2 son. It is hard to believe that another year has gone by that we can't celebrate your birthday with you. Just want to thank you for the beautiful weather we had for the tournament. I am sure everyone enjoyed the event. We could not have asked for nicer weather. Be kind to us like that in August. Thank you. We miss & love you.

Barb Schappell

May 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Scott!!!! Thank you for giving Chris thst extra push tonight he won his first heat race today. We miss you!!!! xoxoxo

Veronica & Chris Jenkins

May 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends and family for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 1, 2013

Hey Scott, been awhile since I commented on here, I miss you buddy, I think about you all the time. I only knew you for a short time but man what an impact you had on me during that time. I remember what an exceptional officer you were and your humor and how you and Hevy used to joke with each other on D Platoon. I will NEVER forget you brother, I speak of you all the time with friends and family urging respect for our boys in blue. Your inspiration in my life is beyond words.......RIP Scotty

A friend
Former Police Officer

January 18, 2013

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

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