Memorial fund established for family of fallen trooper

Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard (Photo: Delaware State Police)

Funeral services set for Cpl. Ballard

CHESWOLD, DELAWARE (4/28/2017) A memorial fund has been established for the family of Delaware State Police Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard, who was killed in the line of duty this week.

Ballard, 32, was shot to death outside a Wawa store along U.S. 40 in Bear on Wednesday.

The 8½-year veteran of the police force is survived by his wife and 5-year-old daughter.

A memorial fund has been established at the Delaware State Police Federal Credit Union 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. Ballard. state police said.

The slaying is still under investigation and police asked any witnesses or anyone with other information to call Detective Jon King at 302-698-8561. 

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or