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Golf tournament honors fallen Reading police Ofc. Scott Wertz

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Apr 26 2013 04:00:07 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 26 2013 05:25:26 PM CDT

One hundred golfers hit the links Friday in honor of a fallen Reading police officer.

SPRING TWP., Pa. -

One hundred golfers hit the links Friday in honor of a fallen Reading police officer.

Friends and former coworkers of Ofc. Scott Wertz took part in a memorial golf tournament at the Manor Golf Club in Spring Township.

Wertz was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2006.

"It means so much to me that they come out and remember him and remember us, the family, and just to see them and give 'em a hug and how you doing? because just the busyness of life, we don't always get to see each other, so it means a lot that everybody still comes out and honors and remembers him," said Wertz's widow, Trish.

We're told this year's tournament had even more golfers than last year's.