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Photos Released Of Suspects In Defacing Of State Police Memorial, Reward Offered

The Delaware State Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the pictured individuals who are responsible for vandalizing the Delaware State Police Law Enforcement Memorial, officials said Tuesday.

The incident occurred sometime between the overnight hours on June 15 into June 16, 2020, when the Delaware State Police Memorial was spray-painted with the words “BLACK LIVES MATTER”. The memorial is located on the Delaware State Police Headquarters complex.


The memorial is dedicated to those Troopers who gave their lives in the line of duty by making the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our citizens. With each fallen Officer’s name engraved in the memorial as a remembrance, it stands as a place of reflection for surviving family members, friends, loved ones, and fellow Troopers to pay tribute.

The Delaware State Troopers Association is offering a $3,000.00 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the criminal act. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identification of the pictured suspects is asked to please contact Delaware State Police Troop 3, Property Crimes Unit, Detective Baker at 302-697-4454. Information may also be provided by


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