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Delaware State Police Museum

The museum is open to the public and we invite you to stop by and visit us.

Scene of the Crime

The State Police investigate and solve crimes throughout the State of Delaware.

The Delaware State Police was founded in 1923

Here you'll find 10 decades of State Police history.

1946 Ford 2 Door Coupe

On display at the museum along side a 1941 Ford 2 Door Coupe.

Delaware State Police Helicopter

The helicopters are used for police and paramedic services.

Trooper Dan

Trooper Dan is an integral part of our outreach to the community youth.

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Delaware State Police Trooper Corporal First Class Stephen Ballard - End of Watch - April 26, 2017

The Museum will be closed Friday, May 5th, 2017 for Corporal First Class Stephen Ballard's funeral.

A Memorial Tribute to our Fallen Heroes

Delaware State Police Fallen Heroes Memorial Book

Click here to view the Memorial Tribute to our Fallen Heroes.
Those who gave the ultimate sacrifice - their life.

Remembering our Fallen Heroes who were taken in the months of May, June and July


Delaware State Police Fallen Hero Trooper William I. Jearman

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On May 12, 1979 Lieutenant William Jearman, 42, died in the Delaware Division Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware after a short illness. He was serving, at the time of his death, as the Assistant Director of the Traffic Section for the Delaware State Police. Lt. Jearman was at home, preparing for departure to attend an out-of-state law enforcement course. In 1963, William Jearman entered police work as a patrolman with the Ocean City, Maryland Police Department. The following year he was appointed to the Delaware State Police. Lieutenant Jearman is survived by his wife Alice and two daughters, Tracy and Patricia. Following funeral services, he was buried in the Roxanna Cemetery, Roxanna, Delaware.






Delaware State Police Fallen Hero Trooper Raymond B. WilhelmRaymond B. WilhelmRibbon
Trooper Raymond B. Wilhelm, 31 years of Wilmington, Delaware lost his life on Memorial Day, May 30, 1951 as he made a deeply humanitarian but vain attempt to swerve his patrol vehicle away from a mongrel dog which was in the roadway. A graduate of the University of Delaware and a four year veteran, Trooper Wilhelm died shortly after the accident on U.S. Route 40 near Glasgow, Delaware. Following his accident, Trooper Wilhelm was rushed to Delaware Hospital where ironically his sister, Margaret E. Hughes, a nurse, was attending to another trooper who had been injured in an accident eleven days earlier. Joining the force in 1947, Trooper Wilhelm was stationed at Troop 5 (Bridgeville) for one year and then transferred to Troop 2 (State Road). He had served in the U.S. Army in World War II and achieved the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the artillery. His troop commander, Captain Winfield Cochran, described Raymond Wilhelm as “one of the finest troopers on the force, a man of outstanding qualities and a splendid brother officer.”




Delaware State Police Fallen Hero Trooper George W. EmoryGeorge W. EmoryRibbon
On Friday, June 2, 1972 Trooper George Emory was killed in an accident on S. Route 13 near Harrington. George Emory was on his way home after a tour of duty at Troop 3 near Camden when his patrol vehicle, which was part of a take-home program, was struck in the rear. Trooper Emory was removed from the accident scene and taken to Milford Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. George Emory was born in Lewes, Delaware. He was a graduate of Seaford High School and served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Trooper Emory was awarded the bronze star and two presidential unit citations. He was appointed a State Trooper on May 15, 1970. Trooper Emory was not married and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Emory, two brothers, Christopher and A. Wade, and a sister, Barbara Ammons. Services were held at St. Luke’s Church with internment in the church cemetery.


Christopher SheaRibbonDelaware State Police Fallen Hero Trooper Christopher Shea
On July 18, 2004, Corporal Christopher Shea, 31, was tragically killed by a repeated drunk driver on Route 1. A car that had been involved in a hit and run accident just moments before was driving northbound on the southbound side of Route 1. Corporal Shea was driving into Sussex County and had not heard dispatch make the broadcast since each county broadcast on a different channel. He was coming around a bend and tried to avoid the car, that he saw at the last minute but the two cars hit head on. The collision instantly killed the other driver and Corporal Shea was taken to Milford Memorial and pronounced dead. Corporal Shea was first assigned to TROOP 5 in Bridgeville, Delaware, after coming on the force in July 2000 but after a leave of absence for a broken pelvis was reassigned to Troop 7 so he could be closer to his family. Corporal Shea had just been promoted to Corporal on the Friday before he died, and was an esteemed law enforcement officer. Shea is a former U.S. Marine and came from a large family in New Jersey. He married Susan Cleaver Shea of Lewes whom he had met while he was a security officer at Farleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey. They resided in Milton Delaware and had two children a son, Christopher Jr. and a daughter Elizabeth. Services for Corporal Shea were held on July 22, 2004 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes, Delaware and he was laid to rest in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery.




Fallen Trooper Kevin J. Mallon



Coming Soon - the latest DSP Challenge Coin

Delaware State Police 2017 Challenge Coin

Call Kevin McDerby at the Museum to reserve your gold or silver coin now. 302-739-7700

Delaware State Police Memorial Service

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The annual Delaware State Police Memorial Service was held December 5th, 2016, at St. Polycarp's Church, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna, DE at 0930 hours. (2016 Service)


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