Hero Week Day 6
Officer Scott Wertz, 40, was shot and killed August 6, 2006 responding to a fight at a local convenience store. The suspect fled and after a short chase, the man fired two shots, fatally striking Officer Wertz in the chest.
“Throughout his life, Officer Wertz exemplified what service and heroism are all about. He excelled in his profession. He lived life with zest and charisma. His service made a difference in his community. He touched many people’s lives in many ways.” (Officer Scott Wertz Memorial Ride website)