First NCCPD Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty Remembered

NCCPD
NCCPD
Cpl Paul J. Sweeney III
Additional details may be available in the Facebook Fan Group or on the Supporter News Page.

Cpl Paul J. Sweeney III was 26-years-old and lived with his wife, Gail, and their two children – Gail, 4, and Paul John II, 3 – in the Roselle area near Elsmere.

While on duty, the night of Oct. 20, 1972, he was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. On November 30, 1972, Cpl. Sweeney succumbed to his injuries.

A Salesianum School graduate, he was sworn as a county officer July 7, 1968, serving as patrolman and detective. He was studying at what was then Delaware Technical & Community College for a police science degree.

Sweeney – promoted posthumously to corporal – was the first officer killed on duty since the force formed in 1911

Facebook Comments

Sign In For Unlimited Access

Please Log in, or sign up for a new account below to continue reading.

Register

Support Us On Facebook

Facebook Supporter


About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at desk@firststateupdate.com.

View all posts by Staff Writer →