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 2:00 am, 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.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 348

Incident Details

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

DUI, patrol

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Chris, you and yours have been in my thoughts a lot lately. You were such an inspiration to me in the academy as a leader in our class, I can only say thank you. I felt so honored to be invited to present at your daughter’s HS graduation. I have done my best to pass on your story to recruits and young officers. While our time was short in close contact and our agencies sent us in different directions, please know that your impact on my life has been immense. For that, I am forever humbled and grateful. RIP Brother

Mark Miller
Middletown PD (former UDPD)

July 14, 2022

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