Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Rodney K. Wentling

Greenville / West Salem Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, March 21, 1966

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Reflections for Patrolman Rodney K. Wentling

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 21, 2021

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

March 21, 2015

Rodney K Wentling was my cousin though we were as close as any brothers ever have been. He was a high school state wrestling champion for Greenville at a time when wrestling was as popular as high school football in that part of PA. He was handsome, intelligent, extremely talents and had a great sense of humor to fo along with his amazing competitive spirit.

As with the loss of all officers, the impact of his loss lasts long after the sentence of those who took the lives. My aunt and uncle came to forgive the 15 year old who took Rod's life. I will never be able to do that.

I did, however, do my best to honor Rod's memory by naming my first son after him in hopes that he would grow up to be half the man my cousin was. Fortunately my son has made me proud. But the loss of my cousin still haunts me to this day ... some 46 years later.

It is a wonderful thing that your organization does in keeping alive the memory of the fallen heros. Keep up the good work.

Rob Russen

October 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 21, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 21, 2010



February 29, 2008



February 29, 2008

Know that you will always be remembered, just as a true hero should. Rest in peace sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

March 21, 2007

Your death brought me to Christ. What greater gift than to be the intrument of God's love. Thank you Rodney.


October 14, 2005

Rod, at 23, you were so very young, and the circumstances of your death were so shocking to those of us who knew you so well.

You are still a champion, and because you died alone, police officers today are always on duty in pairs...... a painful lesson, but an honorable legacy.

Becky Miller Travis

Sadly missed by his friends and we will never understand why this happened. So young and vital. We miss you after all these years.


You were my friend, my confidant, the only one who knew me well and I will always be a better person for knowing you. Your death was so tragic and so unnecessary. If those boys had known you they would have never done this to you. I miss our friendship and the man that was so very special. You will always be there in my heart. Thank you for being my friend a the perfect example of a perfect person. If there was ever one, Rod, you were it. I think of you every day and how good you were. I hope we meet some day in the great beyond. Thank you for being my best friend.

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