Carper Statement on Fallen Delaware State Police Trooper

WILMINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), released the following statement on the death of a Delaware State Police officer who was killed in the line of duty in Bear, Delaware.

“My heart is in Delaware, and it breaks for the loved ones of the Delaware State Police trooper who will not return home this evening. Martha and I consider Delaware State troopers to be an extension of our family. We are sending our love and prayers to his friends, family and the Delaware State Police family. This unthinkable tragedy reminds us of the extraordinary courage and service of our men and women in law enforcement protecting our communities. 

“My staff and I are closely monitoring this situation as it unfolds. I pray for the safety of our police officers and first responders on the scene.”