Governor Carney’s Statement on Fallen Delaware State Trooper

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor Carney issued the following statement on the death of a Delaware State Police officer, who was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday:

“One of our sworn Troopers has lost his life performing a duty on behalf of the people of Delaware,” said Governor Carney. “My heart is with the officer’s family and the officers who have served beside him. Delaware’s law enforcement officers go to work every day knowing they put their lives on the line to protect ours. We are incredibly indebted to their bravery and service.”

Delaware State Police is withholding the officer’s name pending notification of the officer’s family.


Statement from the Governor on Death of Former Newark Mayor William Redd

The Governor extended his deepest sympathies to the family of William Marshall Redd, Jr., former mayor of Newark, someone the Governor knew and admired over many years.

“My heart goes out to Anne, Cathy, Nancy, the grandchildren and all of Mayor Redd’s family. I had the privilege of getting to know and learn from Mayor Redd when I was growing up in Newark and he has been a wonderful mentor to me during my time in public life. As humble as he was devoted to the City of Newark, Mayor Redd epitomized the very best of what Delawareans deserve from their elected officials.  No one could care more deeply about family and community. He truly lived the principle of loving your neighbor as yourself.

“While this is a difficult loss, those who knew him can take solace that the incredible legacy he built will continue to touch many thousands of Delawareans for many generations to come.”