Memorial Fund set up for slain Trooper

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A memorial fund has been established at the Delaware State Police Federal Credit Union in the name of Corporal Ballard

CHESWOLD: On Wednesday, April 26th, shortly after 12 noon, CPL. Stephen J. Ballard, a Delaware State Police Trooper who was assigned to Troop 2, was conducting a traffic stop at the Wawa at 1605 Pulaski Hywy in Bear when he was shot and killed by Burgon Sealy, 26, of Middletown. Corporal Ballard, age 32, an eight-year veteran leaves behind his wife and 5 year old daughter.

According to police spokesman, Jeffrey R. Hale, a memorial fund has been established at the Delaware State Police Federal Credit Union in the name of Corporal Ballard and all proceeds will be given to his family. Checks can be made out to the DSTA- Stephen Ballard Memorial Fund, PO Box 168, Cheswold DE 19936.

This is the only official memorial fund dedicated in the name of Cpl/1 Stephen Ballard. For any questions please contact the Delaware State Troopers Association at 302-736-9958.

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