The family of Lieutenant Joseph L. Szczerba issues the following statement:
“We appreciate everyone allowing us to grieve Joe’s passing as a family. Joe was proud to be a New Castle County police officer and to serve with such dedicated men and women.
“Our family is most grateful for the overwhelming support and expressions of condolence we have received, not only from the county police family but from members of other public safety agencies, employees of county government, Bishop Malooly and other clergy, friends and neighbors from Elsmere, the Salesianum family and hundreds of ordinary people from Delaware and around the country, many of whom we don’t know personally.
“We ask for your continued prayers for Joe, our family and for the New Castle County Police Department.”