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Delaware Police Officer Stabbed to Death

He's was the first officer to have been killed in the New Castle County Police Department since 1972

Newsworks | Friday, September 16, 2011

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Del. -- An 18 year veteran of the New Castle County Police Department was stabbed to death early Friday while responding to a disorderly conduct call.

The officer has been identified as Joseph Szczerba. The officer chased the suspect and when he caught up with him the man pulled a knife and stabbed the officer in the neck as the officer was trying to arrest him. The officer was taken to Christiana Hospital where he died. Two other officers were treated for minor injuries. The suspect is now in police custody.

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New Castle County, Delaware Officer Stabbed to Death

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