Corporal Christopher Michael Shea

Corporal Christopher Michael Shea

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 2004

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Christopher Michael Shea

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.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 348

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in collision

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Chris, it’s hard to believe it’s been 16 years since you left us. While your LE brethren will never forget you regardless of what day it is, on this day specifically we especially say thank you while acknowledging the fact that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always and continue to watch over your fellow LEO and your Academy classmates as they continue their tour of duty.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 18, 2020

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