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Trooper Wayne Carl Ebert

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, June 7, 1978

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Reflections for Trooper Wayne Carl Ebert

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

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

June 7, 2021

Through The Efforts Of Pennsylvania State Representative And Former Pennsylvania State Trooper Barry Jozwiak, With The Assistance And Cooperation Of The Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation, The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, And Troop "L" Reading Of The Pennsylvania State Police, Penndot Signage, Unveiling On October 16th, 2020, Designating A Portion Of State Route #183 In Bern Township Of Berks County At The Intersection With West Leesport Road, Near Where Trooper Wayne C. Ebert, (In Whose Honor The Annual State Troopers Lodge Memorial Tourney Is Held), Lost His Life In The Line Of Duty When Struck By A Vehicle While Directing Traffic For The Reading Air Show On June 7th, 1978, Has Been Established In His Remembrance.

Trooper Philip Melley Memorial Lodge
Fraternal Order Of Police

October 4, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Ebert.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 19, 2019

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 8, 2015

This man was not only a man I was never given the chance to know but my father was denied the same chance. I often wonder how different things could have been....He sounded like he was a wonderful man and i'm sadden i was never given the chance to know my grand father or any of his family. I would like to think he still watching over all of us, protecting us from above....

Tracy Staller
Grand Daughter

October 31, 2013

You gave 28 years to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during your tour. You were unable to enjoy the retirement you earned because of a tragic accident that occurred that day. You are in our thoughts and prayers, rest easy you've earned it. On the anniverary of your death we salute you and wish Men like you were around to guide us.

Pennsylvania State Police

June 7, 2009

Thankyou for your service TROOPER EBERT, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten


December 4, 2008

Remembering Trooper Ebert on this day. His life transcends his death.

March 28, 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
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

January 23, 2008

You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

June 7, 2007


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 26, 2004

I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper. A soldier of the law. To me is entrusted the honor of the force. I must serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty. It is my duty to obey the law and to enforce it without any consideration of class, color, creed, or condition. It is also my duty to be of service to anyone who may be in danger or distress, and at all times so conduct myself that the honor of the force may be upheld.

My brother, your memory goes on with the fellow Troopers who recite and live these words.

The Pennsylvania State Police

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