$3,000 Reward Offered In Trooper Memorial Defacing

Dover- The Delaware State Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the individual(s) responsible for vandalizing the Delaware State Police Law Enforcement Memorial.

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 the 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. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the surviving family members, who are heartbroken by this act. Any vandalism to such an important memorial is appalling and unacceptable.

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 should contact Delaware State Police Troop 3, Property Crimes Unit, Detective Baker at 302-697-4454.