Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Harry Wise, II

Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, June 5, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Harry Wise, II

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)

June 5, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

June 5, 2020

Growing up all my life without having my dad has changed mine and my families lives in so many different ways. I am forever grateful for all the people who tell me stories and help me remember my dad, not as a police officer but as a person who would do anything for the greater good. We miss you everyday and will keep doing good in your name. I plan to follow a career in Federal law enforcement in your honor and follow in your footsteps. i love you dad and will forever.

Daughter Kendall Wise
Family Forever

December 31, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Wise.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 22, 2019

15 years and it still feels like yesterday. On this day my thoughts are with all of your family. I still remember the academy like it was yesterday and your jokes sure did lighten the mood in that place for 6 months. RIP Mike #626

C.I. Matt Mish (Ret.)
Reading Police Department

June 5, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 5, 2018


Although I never got to know you personally, you have been a big influence on my life. Your family is so proud of you and you will never be forgotten. Recently I just started the Border Patrol Academy and everyday I look on my wrist to the remembrance braclet that I was given by your cousin Chris. Everyday you give me strength to carry on.
God bless and thank you for your service.

BPA (T) Alysha Page

December 18, 2017

Happy Birthday Mike!! We miss you! Chris and Veronica Jenkins

Chris and Veronica Jenkins
Reading police

April 1, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 6, 2015

Hard to believe 11 years have passed. Still sad that my kids didn't get to experience your humor and quick wit. I miss it all the time. Bill and I still share a lot of laughs but they would be louder and longer if you were here to add to them. The Foundation continues to do good work and honor your memory. Miss you brother.


June 5, 2015


I can't believe it's been 11 years since your tragic passing. I think of you often, and all of the silly times we had growing up with you as our little "brother".

Your Mom, Dad, Julie, Denise and Kendall are in my thoughts and prayers ... I know they miss you a lot!

Love you bunches

Sherri (Kauffman) Schauer
family friend

June 5, 2015

A Hero in Heaven is always remembered and never forgotten. Your wife, Denise and your daughter Kendall are amazing. I know your smiling down on them with pride at how much they do to honor you and help all other families of fallen Heroes. Keep watch over them and your parents.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

June 5, 2015

11 years. 11 very weird years. It's amazing how much I can still feel my heart breaking when I think about sending you off to work that day and how everything we planned about our life together changed so quickly. The details still haunt me and probably always will. Just know that you will NEVER be forgotten and I will always love you. Wishing you continued peace in Heaven. xoxox

Denise (Wise) Brandt
Widow, Michael H. Wise II EOW 6/5/04

June 4, 2015

Denise, I have been an officer for 12+ years in Large southwest PD.Im originally from the central PA area and have many ties to Reading including eating that gross pizza at an old place called "joannes" near wilson High school in sinking springs(it was just south of the railroad)I left a reflection 8 years ago and had recently checked back on Michael. This is truly a beautiful site as we all care about each other and the Blessed. I always have Michael in my mind as Im still on the job.

Phoenix Police Department

April 6, 2015

Ten years and it still feels like yesterday. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. RIP Wig.

C.I. Matthew Mish
Reading Police

June 5, 2014

Always missed. Doing the "Pencil sharpener dance" in your memory, but nobody can do it as well as you!

Lucky enough to be a friend

June 5, 2014

To those who did not know you, you were a hero cop whose life ended tragically. To your family and friends, you were the definition of a devoted family man and great friend. The funny stories and simple reminders of you keep us smiling, crying, and moving on.


June 4, 2014

It has been a long time since I have written on this page. I visit it often to read all the messages that people leave for you. We are quickly approaching the 10 year mark. It still seems like yesterday. I still have that feeling in my stomach from the phone call that night. Matt is getting ready to graduate. We are sad that you will not be here to yell, " Go Pens" during his ceremony, but believe me I will be thinking about it and have a smile on my face.
It has been a Long road for everyone without you. We miss you terribly, just last night Bill and I were reminiscing about some of your antics. Laughing and crying!
Kendall is so beautiful! She has your kind heart and humor. You would be so proud!
We have lots of events to honor you and family milestones coming up. You will forever be in our hearts and thoughts!

Jennifer Reigle

June 3, 2014

This year, in your honor, I completed a 240+ mile bicycle journey as a member of the Police Unity Tour, Chapter IX. It was a very emotional and physical journey but approaching the memorial I knew that I would never be the same. Your brothers and sisters in blue have been so supportive and are diligent in their efforts to make sure the fallen are not forgotten. It's been almost 10 years since I lost you and this was my way of acknowledging the time that has passed and honoring you in a symbolic fashion. I know you were with me because I noticed your signs. Some of them were obvious and all of them were appreciated. I hope you are proud of me not only for riding a bicycle for such a distance but also for how I am raising our daughter. She is awesome beyond words. We should have been a family together. She's doing so well and is a happy child but I hate that she doesn't have you here to encourage her or to clap for her accomplishments. I will never be okay with it.

Kendall and I will always love and miss you and will continue to honor you by making you proud.

Denise (Wise) Brandt, Widow

May 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Mike!!! We miss you!!!

The Jenkins
Friends and Co-workers

April 1, 2014

Missing you a lot today on what would have been our 17th wedding anniversary. We had less than 8 years together but they were good ones. I was blessed to have you as a husband and I will never forget the love we had.

Denise Wise Brandt
Widow, Michael H. Wise II, EOW 6.5.04

October 19, 2013

Nice touch today with the fire trucks blaring their horns and sirens during "Amazing Grace" at the memorial service. Your mom and I just looked at each other and whispered, "Michael", and smiled.

Police Week is upon us and unfortunately, since last year at this time I've made another friend who has been widowed. I'm sure you, Scott and Kyle have welcomed Brad into your perfect Heaven and are showing him the ropes.

We love you and miss you and that will NEVER change.

Denise Wise Brandt
Widow, Michael H. Wise II EOW 6/5/04

May 14, 2013

Dear Michael, Another Birthday,you are not here to celebrate with your family, My heart breaks for you. We miss you so much. Love from all of us. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mom

Karen Wise

April 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Mike! We miss you...

Veronica & Chris Jenkins

April 1, 2013

Kendall and I visited your grave today. As we sat there together, I saw tears on her little nose and asked her what she was thinking about. She told me that she could be with her daddy the way other kids are with theirs. I swear I could hear my heart cracking in several places. I wish I could take her pain away. She's so grown-up about everything and she knows what a great daddy you were. Unfortunately, she doesn't remember any of your time with her and sometimes I think it makes her emptiness even deeper. She knows what she's missing and so do I. I HATE IT!

We love you and miss you very much--and we always will.


Denise Wise-Brandt
Widow, Michael H. Wise, II EOW 6/5/04

March 23, 2013

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