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No Bail for Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Delaware Sgt.

September 16, 2011  | 

New Castle County (Del.) Police Sgt. Joseph Szczerba.
New Castle County (Del.) Police Sgt. Joseph Szczerba.
A New Castle County (Del.) Police officer was fatally stabbed during a physical struggle with a suspect he was taking into custody early Friday morning.

Sgt. Joseph Szczerba, 44, had responded to a call for a disorderly person in the Penn Acres community. Szczerba, an 18-year veteran, chased a man on foot. As the two struggled, 32-year-old David Salasky allegedly stabbed the officer in the neck.

Three other officers were injured taking Salasky into custody. Salasky has been formally charged with the murder and is being held without bail.

Source: Delaware Online, MyFoxPhilly.

Tags: Duty Deaths, Edged Weapons, Physical Confrontations, New Castle County (Del.) PD, Delaware


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BOB TATAR @ 9/20/2011 11:05 AM

It sickens me to see how this country has become so pacified to the
extreme when it comes to LAW ENFORCEMENT. That the men and
women who elect to choose a thankless job to protect the public from
criminal behavior and activity, and to constantly be forced to obey ever
changing rules and laws of engagement with these criminally minded
people, no matter what their state of mind is, is criminal!

And for what!? You now have a dead heroic SGT. Szczerba operating
under constraints and three injured officers. If common sense prevailed, which sadly does not, we should only have without hesitation
or regret only ONE casualty ----------- the perpetrator.

Where is the voice we need to correct this injustice against our LAW
ENFORCEMENT personnel in this country?

Bob Tatar, Retired/Corrections

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