Funeral planned in Delaware for slain officer

WILMINGTON, Del. - September 22, 2011

The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., reports that funeral services are scheduled for Friday for Sgt. Joseph Szczerba. The 44-year-old was an 18-year veteran of the police force. Szczerba was fatally stabbed while on duty during a struggle in Penn Acres. A Wilmington man, David Salasky, is charged in the slaying and is being held on $1 million bail.

A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. at the Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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