Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Paul Joseph Werner

Anne Arundel County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, November 25, 1979

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Reflections for Officer Paul Joseph Werner

Rest in peace Officer Werner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2020

Paul and I went through the Police Academy together and were assigned to Northern District Shift 4 upon graduation. After a brief training period with other officers Paul and I worked together in the old 203 Post , mostly Rivera Beach. Later we were assigned to an "umbrella" car which covered an area of several posts as a backup car. Eventually we worked in post next to each other. Both of us went on to other assignments and we remained close friends until his untimely death. Since they took all of his equipment at the hospital the night he died, he is wearing my badge on his uniform. He is my Readers Digest most memorable person. After all of these years, I still miss him.

Robert Naumann, Ret. Sgt.
A.A.Co.P.D.

March 20, 2020

I wish you were here. Just missing alot lately.

Paul Werner Jr.
Son

January 14, 2020

Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called SON'S of GOD. Matthew 5:9

Investigator Jimmy Boyd
State of Maryland

November 26, 2019

Officer Werner,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Anne Arundel County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 25, 2019

Worked a couple of drug cases with PJ - always a smile and made everyone feel comfortable around him - he was taken way, way too early

Ed Puls Howard County Police, MD (Ret)
Howard County Police, MD (Ret)

September 18, 2019

If anyone sees this or has any stories to share we would love to hear from you . Thankyou

Paul Werner

May 31, 2019

If anyone sees this that knew him or have any stories to share I would love to hear from you as would his grandchildren . Thank you .

Paul Werner Jr.
Son

May 31, 2019

Not just today but every day you are remembered and loved. We tell your grandkids about what a wonderful man you were and we will continue to keep your memory alive. Your son misses you terribly. But I think he finds comfort in knowing that you are watching over him and his family. We love you and will continue to keep you in our hearts.

Cassie Werner
Daughter in law

November 25, 2015

Was working midnight shift with him that night. He will always be remembered in our hearts. Gone too young, too soon.

(retired) PCO II Sharp
Anne Arundel County PD

December 4, 2013

Officer Werner,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Anne Arundel County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 25, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

February 6, 2013

Always in our hearts, Paul.

David Robinette, Lt (Ret.)
Anne Arundel County Police Department

December 30, 2012

Officer Werner,
Sir, it has been 33 years since your End of Watch but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Anne Arundel County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 25, 2009

Officer Werner,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Anne Arundel County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

November 25, 2008

PJ~
To a father in law I never had the pleasure to meet. I think of you often as I look at your son. He carries not only your name but your looks as well. You would be so proud watching him with his own daughter. She knows of you and will continue to hear stories of you as she grows. He will know that her Pop was brave and honorable. You are loved and missed. You are in the hearts of each generation.

Cassie Werner
daughter in law

June 3, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 11, 2008

Rest in Peace.

Park Ranger Chris Chappell
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, MD

December 5, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 27, 2007

Here we are one year later honoring and remembering you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 25, 2007

PJ - You are not forgotten by your brothers here in Anne Arundel County. God bless you.

Corporal
Anne Arundel County

April 25, 2007

G-d Bless.

November 25, 2006

Twenty seven years today, we honor you. Every day that follows, we remember and thank you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 25, 2006

You are never ever forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 3, 2006

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