Sen. Carper Offers Condolences to Family, Friends of Fallen Officer

Carper: "We will never forget his life of service and sense of duty"

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper released the following statement on the death of New Castle County Police Officer Joe Szczerba:

“For 18 years, Officer Joe Szczerba carried out his duties to protect and serve the people of New Castle County, and today we mourn the senseless loss of this true Delaware hero. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow officers as they grieve this unimaginable tragedy.

“Though he is gone, we will never forget his life of service and sense of duty. Joe Szczerba represented the best of Delaware’s police force. He did his job bravely, with commitment to the belief that strong policing leads to strong communities. All across Delaware, officers put their lives on the line each day to uphold that belief. And as we remember Officer Szczerba, let us pray and give thanks for all those who wear the badge in selfless service to our friends and neighbors.”