New Castle bldg. renamed in honor of slain officer

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - September 17, 2012

Hundreds of police officers, elected officials and friends and family of Lt. Joseph Szczerba (SUR-buh) attended a ceremony Sunday to rename the county building. Szczerba was fatally stabbed on Sept. 16, 2011, after confronting and chasing a suspect in a vehicle break-in.

Earlier this year, the Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington also named a new cat adoption room after Szczerba. The officer had volunteered regularly at the no-kill shelter.

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