Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 348
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 7/18/2004
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: Killed in collision
Corporal Christopher Shea was killed when his patrol car was struck head on by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.
Corporal Shea was on patrol at approximately 0200 hours, traveling southbound on State Route 1 near Route 206, outside Milford, when his patrol car was struck head on by a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes. That intoxicated driver was fleeing the scene of an accident he had been involved in.
The corporal was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.
The responsible driver was also killed in the collision.
Corporal Shea has served with the Delaware State Police for four years and was assigned to Troop 7. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and parents.