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Trooper Jeffrey James Werda

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Reflections for Trooper Jeffrey James Werda

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

April 6, 2017

Jeff, the loss of you is just as fresh today as it was that April. Todd gave me one of your Commemorative Coins. I'm so appreciative for it. First time I saw him, I did a double take, cause he looks so much like you. He just looked at me and said ""I know". I had to give him a hug. In my heart, I was hugging you. I'll never forget the days at Hansens and especially when you scared Shelly so bad, she peed her pants. You laughed so hard, you had to crawl around to the north door. Miss you so much my friend. Till we meet again.

Marsha Case
Patriot Ambulance Service

July 14, 2016

Five years ago today you were tragically taken from all of your family and friends. It's does not seem like it's been that long already. You are missed so much by your family and friends. Today many of your family and friends will be doing something in memory of you as they have done every year since you have been gone. You will never be forgotten. Please keep an watch on your family and friends today and everyday.


April 6, 2016

as we are sitting here today working on the project blue light stuff and racing stuff for this year you are in our thoughts. this year we are dedicating the race car in memory of you and all of the fallen officers from across Michigan. we find our selves thinking about you everyday. you are missed greatly by all of your family and friends. it is really hard to believe that on the sixth of next month it will be five years since you were called home by god. there sure has been so many things that have changed over that time.


March 2, 2016

Happy Heavenly Birthday Love and Miss you. xoxoxox Mom

Sharon Rogers

February 1, 2016

Sitting here thinking about you, which I do a lot. Your 4th Birthday since you have been gone and the date that God took you home is almost upon us. You will never be out of our thoughts. We talk about you all the time, we still laugh about some of your stories, and still tear up when your name is mentioned. You will Forever be in our hearts. So with that being said, an early Happy Heavenly Birthday, until we meet again. Love and Miss You Always and Forever. Mom <3

Sharon Rogers

January 26, 2015

Trooper Werda,

I remember seeing you when I would go shopping for food in Birch Run at Meijers. I never thought that something like that would happen to you. I am so sorry to hear about you. It hurts to know that good people get taken away. I believe you were good people sir. Rest in PEACE, Trooper, and thank you for your service to Michigan. Michigan is blessed to have the Michigan State Police patrolling our highways. Thank You guys and gals.

Linda Smith
Michigan Resident

May 26, 2014

Jeff, I have sat here the last two days reflecting on this terrible nightmare. All that I can come up with is how much I miss you. I miss you poking fun at me, sharing a beer, your stories, your belly laughs, and your friendship. I swear I just saw you standing at my doorstep this morning when I came thru the living room. I wish you would have stuck around. Send your family and friends lots of love from heaven. Surround us all with some laughter and smiles. You are missed, loved and not forgotten.


April 6, 2014

April 6, 2011 Three years ago on this day you left us for a better place. We will never understand why, as the Lord works in mysterious ways. Watch over your children, and family and friends. Sadly and greatly missed by all. Love you for always and forever.

Sharon Rogers

April 5, 2014

Happy Heavenly Birthday! Missing you more than you will ever know. Feb. 1 1968 EOW April 6 2011

Sharon Rogers

February 1, 2014

The third Christmas without you is almost here and for me they get worse with each passing year. Everything has changed so much since you left us, and I am sure you know its not for the good. Continue to watch over your son and daughter, guide them down the right path. Give Arts little Angel Molly a big hug, and if you can please have her give them a sign she is with them on Christmas Eve. Love and miss you always and forever. <3

Sharon Rogers

December 15, 2013

Jeff, so much has changed...and to make sense of it all is so hard. I've picked up the phone to text you many times in the last week, knowing I could use your support in something and knowing I would only get it from you. I am putting my energy again into Project Blue Light in Midland. Last year was the perfect way to honor your life and put some of my sadness to a good cause. This year is the same and we are changing a few things and the new challenge has been fun. I'm so thankful for Mary and Terri. I hope heaven doesn't have any negative moments like this earth does...I hope all you can see is the good in everyone. I can't imagine such a perfect place but i'm putting my faith in God that heaven and perfection exists. I miss you my outlaw. I never knew how much you meant to me until it was too late. I'm sorry for that. I miss you every year at Darrow gatherings...I'm sure you must hear my prayers and I pray you can send me something to get over this hump. Sorry for the ramblings. I just miss you and have so much on my mind these days. Please show up!


October 2, 2013

Its been along time now that he has been gone, but his life will never be forgotten. Today I randomly thought about him and this MSP Dispatcher will never forget

Dsp Diehl
Michigan State Police

August 3, 2013

Jeff, I so wish we could sit and talk just once more. So much is on my mind that I wish I could hear your response to. We spent four days in DC with kenz, Zach and Alyssa. The wall was the most peaceful place in the entire city, even surrounded by thousands of people and stories, I kept finding myself back there, sitting, watching, remembering and praying. During our car ride there I kept praying for a sign from you while we were there but the minute I stepped out of the car I knew I didn't need one. We could feel you there and our hearts were content. So many people there with so many stories of their many children left without a parent. So many parents left without their child.

There have been so many changes in the last two years. I just wish you weren't one of them. I wish we were going to mackinaw for the 4th and sitting in the back, drinking your gross Bud Light. Please continue the watch over your parents, Tammy, your children and brothers and sisters. You must be busy up there, still protecting and serving. Keep watch over all these nieces and nephews...we depend on you to keep them safe now. :)


May 22, 2013

Thanks to Trooper Werda and MSP

U.S. Park Ranger
National Park Service

April 20, 2013

Happy Heavenly Birthday. Can't believe its already your second Birthday in Heaven, wish you were here to clebrate on earth. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, you will always be in my heart forever and ever. Hugs! You are greatly missed by everyone.

Sharon Rogers

January 31, 2013

Werda, we all miss you. The sign you gave me the other day sent chills down my spine. I will forever cherish that photo. We always say Brooklyn is the baby that never stops smiling and i can't help but wonder if you hand picked her for us. She smiles as much as you did. Thanks for showing up at our house at the exact time you knew I needed it. Hope kenz and I made you proud with our speeches at project blue light. No little girl should be without her daddy. Send her signs and wrap your arms around her, Jacob and Zach. Miss you, my friend. Alot.


December 9, 2012

Jeff, we still think of you and your family daily. God Speed Brother.

Trooper Matthew J. Demny
Michigan State Police, Rockford Post

October 31, 2012


I thought of your father today. Even strangers have a special place in their heart for you and your family. I was proud to have stood in the flag line for your dad, and wish you well. He is not forgotten.

Patriot Guard

October 24, 2012

I miss you and wish you never left ! but all is doing well and stay close with mom and everyone else. Love you !

Kenzie Werda

October 23, 2012

Its been 18 mnths since you left us for a better place, but you still live on in our hearts. Watch over your two children and keep them safe <3 Love You Always and Forever.

Sharon Rogers

October 6, 2012

Trooper Werda,
As summer draws to a close, I am thinking of the time I spent with you wife and daughter at camp this year. I had the privilege of being the mentor for your daughter. What an incredibly bright and beautiful young woman she is. Your memory and influence is very strong as you were literally and figuratively a pillar of strength for your family. Please continue to watch over them and guide them through this tremendous loss. God bless.

Sgt Kelly Donahue
Madison PD

September 23, 2012

Remembering you on Fathers Day. Watch over your children and protect and guide them, as you did when you were with them. Love and miss you.xoxo

Sharon Rogers

June 16, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first 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 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 7, 2012

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