Delaware State Police

Trooper Shot Outside Newark Area Convenience Store – Update – Name Released

Presented by Director of Public Information, Sgt. Richard Bratz

Bear- The Delaware State Trooper who was shot and killed at the Wawa convenience store located on Pulaski Highway, Bear, has been identified as Cpl./1 Stephen J. Ballard.

Ballard, 32, was an 8.5 year veteran of the Delaware State Police and was assigned to patrol at Troop 2, Glasgow.

The investigation into this incident is on-going. More information will be released as the investigation progresses.

Released: 042617 2135

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