Thursday, April 27, 2017

Line of Duty Death Corporal Stephen J Ballard



Corporal Stephen J. Ballard
Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Bio & Incident Details
Age: 32
Tour: 8 years, 6 months
Cause: Gunfire
Weapon: Handgun
Offender: At large

Corporal Stephen Ballard was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle at a gas station on Pulaski Highway, near Salem Church Road, in Bear, Delaware.
He made contact with two people he observed in the vehicle, at which point of the men began struggling with him. The man pushed Corporal Ballard away from him and began to run. After taking several steps he turned around and opened fire on Corporal Ballard, fatally wounding him.
Responding officers apprehended one of the subjects at the scene. The second subject fled to his home where he barricaded himself inside.
Corporal Ballard had served with the Delaware State Police for 8-1/2 years and was assigned to Troop 2, Glasgow. He is survived by his wife.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Colonel Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.
Delaware State Police
1441 N Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-5901

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