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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

Hey Hon. Just want to wish you a Merry Christmas. Sorry it is a day late. It breaks my heart that we have to go to a cemetary to "see" you and wish you a Merry Christmas. We love you and miss you terribly!

Love forever,

Trish

Tricia Wertz
Loving Widow

December 27, 2010

Hi #2 son

Been a while since I visited you (sorry about that). Just want to wish you a Merry Christmas. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Often wonder what life would be like if you were still here with us. There are so many things that we think about that involved you or events that happen that will always keep your memory alive.

Love and miss you

Barb Schappell
Mother-in-law

December 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Hon. I'm thankful that we had the time we had. We miss you terribly!

Love forever,

Trish

Trish Wertz
Loving Widow

November 25, 2010

I just read the news that the POS that ended your watch was given a reprieve...I never knew you, but this enrages me!!I think of you and your family frequently since I live near Allentown.

Anonymous

October 21, 2010

Just dropping by to say hello..... Chuck came up over the weekend and stopped in....It was good to see him and we talked about good ole' times.... miss you bro!!!

Dustin

October 5, 2010

Hey Hon. I wanted to write on the 6th but couldn't find words that haven't been said many times before. The ride in your honor went pretty good despite the weather. Maybe one of these years it will be nice ALL day! Well, it has been a whirlwind of a summer and the last few weeks have been hard. Please give everyone the strength to deal with Joshua G's death. They really need it! It has been really hard for them and I just can't imagine! With that being said, I still can't believe you are gone 4 years. It feels like a lifetime ago but yet yesterday. Jared got his hair cut the other day. Buzz cut. When he got up from the barber chair and turned toward me, I almost passed out! It was like you were standing in front of me. Just thinking about it now makes me shed tears. I held it together but have really been struggling the past week everytime I look at him. He is a spitting image of you with the personality to match! You know - 16 giong on 30. A lot like you at that age I'm sure! Please give us the strength to make it through another year without you! We love you and miss you terribly!

Love forever,

Trish

Trish Wertz
Loving Widow

August 10, 2010

Hey Scott,

Hard to believe 4 years have passed. I miss you so much, and I am still so angry that you were taken away. Our family has had yet another tragedy to endure. Please take care of our Josh. He always looked up to you, and I am sure he was so happy to see you again. At least we can have comfort knowing that you are there for him. Please give Josh a hug & kiss for us and tell him how much we love & miss him. I miss you so much Scott. There are no words to express how I feel. Now we lost Josh and it is so horrible and tragic, how do we get through this? I need you and your not here, and I just dont know what to do.

I carry you in my heart:)

Michele
Sister

August 9, 2010

All I'm going to say is,

I saw Jared with his new haircut and......
OH MY GOD.......IT IS YOU.

My heart sank.

Lisa Fronina
Friend

August 9, 2010

4 Years....
Still seems like yesterday.
That horrible phone call.
I will never forget it.

Thinking about you and sending love back, Lisa

Lisa Fronina
Friend

August 6, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them for I know they miss you terribly and think of you all the time. You will never be forgotten.

"If people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever." Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 6, 2010

On your EOW just to let you know that you are not forgotten.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

Anonymous

August 6, 2010

Hi #2 Son,

Well, another year has gone by without you being here with us. Some days it just seems like it was yesterday that you were taken from us. There are so many firsts that you had to miss. It just isn't fair to you or the kids.

Some days it is easier then others. We hear a song that reminds us of you or is perfect for you that it makes it easier at times. Please take Joshua G. under your wing.

Don't think of him as gone away
His journey had begun
Life holds so many facets
This earth was only one.
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the fears
In place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years
Think how he must be wishing
That he could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so much.

We love and miss you.

Barb
Mother-in-law

August 5, 2010

Missing you today just as much as any other day. I can't believe its been 4 years since you were taken from us.

MT
Friend

August 5, 2010

Hey Scott, It's been a while since I last talked to you. I can't believe it's been 4 years. Time sure doesn't stand still. I still look for you when I work at the Sovereign Center. It's just a habit. Trish, I hope your doing ok. Haven't seen you either for a while. Haven't seen you at any of the concert we've been too lately! That's where I usually see you. Take care of yourself. I know Scott is looking down at you and your young men (boys).
Love, Kim C.

Kim C.
Friend

June 23, 2010

Hey Hon. I heard this song today by Danny Gokey. He lost his wife and wrote the song in memory of her. It reminded me so much of you, what we've been through and how I feel. It is called I Will Not Say Goodbye. I dedicate this to you:

It changes everything you've been
And all that's left to be
Is empty, lonely, broken, hopin'
I'm supposed to be strong
I'm supposed to find a way to carry on

I don't wanna feel better
I don't wanna not remember
I will always see your face
In the shadows of this haunted place
I will laugh
I will cry
Shake my fist at the sky
But I will not say goodbye

They keep saying time will heal
But the pain just gets more real
The sun comes up each day
Finds me waiting, fading, hating, praying
If I can keep on holding on
Maybe I can keep my heart from knowing that you're gone

Cause I don't wanna feel better
I don't wanna not remember
I will always see your face
In the shadows of this haunted place
I will laugh
I will cry
Shake my fist at the sky
But I will not say goodbye

I will curse
I will pray
I'll relive everyday
I will shelter the blame
I'll shout out your name

I will laugh
I will cry
Shake my fist at the sky
But I will not say
Will not say goodbye
I will not say goodbye


Love you and miss you!!

Love forever,

Trish

Trish Wertz
Loving Widow

June 18, 2010

Officer Wertz,

Thank you so much for your ultimate sacrifice. Officers like you are part of the reason that I have decided to become a police officer. I will complete PT tomorrow in your honor. God speed.

T.H.
Reading Police Academy Cadet

June 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary Hon. Would have been 15 years . . .

Love you forever,

Trish

Trish Wertz
Loving Widow

June 3, 2010

Hey Hon. Yesterday was a rough one. Our "baby" went to the prom for the first time, as you know. I know you were smiling because he was asked by a beautiful Senior Girl to go. I can hear you saying, "that's my boy"!! I held it together as best I could, but it was hard. It was one more thing you were not here to help him with!! I managed to help him put his tux on and I think I/we did it right - cuff links and all! At least it looked right. Wish you could have been here to do it for him instead of me. One more time I have to be mom AND dad!! You know these are the things that those who take another life don't realize or think about. These are the things that are hardest for those left behind! Anyway, thank you for watching over him and returning him safely home. He looked as handsome as you did on our wedding day! Love and miss you!!

Love forever,

Trish

Trish Wertz
Loving Widow

May 31, 2010

Hi #2 son

Well, here we are 4 years later. Just doesn't seem real that it is going on 4 years that you were taken from us. I am sorry I will not be there this year to honor you and all your brothers & sisters. I will not be there for Trish & Dusty, so please be there and watch over them for me. Please also be there for Jared and especially for Josh. Please keep all of them safe and be with the riders as they go the distance of 350 miles.

Love & miss you

Barb
mother-in-law

May 10, 2010

Yo Scotty,
Well Police Week is upon us and we start riding tomorrow to honor you and all our fallen. We ride with heavy hearts and a renewed sense of purpose to continue the fight to make this world a better place.... the Legacy that you and all our brothers and sisters who were taken WAY before their time will be carried on by those of us still here. Watch over us as we trek the 250 miles to DC in your memory..........

Dusitn
Brother-in-law

May 9, 2010

Hi Hon. We are preparing to leave for the inaugural ride of LEU to remember and honor you and all of your fallen brothers and sisters in blue. It seems surreal that this will be the fourth year without you. I will go to the wall, look at your name, and still cry in disbelief. It will be a somber time, but one in which you will be talked about much and remembered for your ultimate sacrifice. Please watch over all of us and keep us safe! We love you and miss you like crazy!!

Love forever,

Trish

Trish Wertz
Loving Widow

May 9, 2010

I usually would call at 12AM to be the first to congratulate you on being older than me once again. I wish I could still hear your eloquent response one more time.I miss you brother with all my heart. Happy Birthday.

Chuckie

May 5, 2010

Hey,
Another Cinco de Mayo with out you here.
Just wanted to stop by to say Happy Birthday....
Send love back...Lisa

Lisa Fronina
Friend

May 5, 2010

Hey,
Another Cinco de Mayo with out you here.
Just wanted to stop by to say Happy Birthday....
Send love back...Lisa

Lisa Fronina
Friend

May 5, 2010

Another year without you! Miss you so much.



I carry you in my heart:)

Michele
Sister

May 5, 2010

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