Delaware State Police announce untimely death of trooper

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Delaware State Police announce untimely death of trooper. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 7 p.m. on November 25, 2017. (WPVI)

The Delaware State Police have announced with great sadness the untimely death of a Trooper.

Sergeant Rodney H. Bond Jr., a 14-year-veteran of the Delaware State Police, died unexpectedly near his home Friday evening. He was 40-years-old.

"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the tragic loss of Sgt. Bond. He was an outstanding Trooper and was committed to serving the citizens of Delaware with dignity and pride. He made all of us proud to be Delaware State Troopers," said Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr. "As we mourn the loss of our fellow Trooper, we ask the community to keep his family and the members of the Delaware State Police in your thoughts and prayers."

Sergeant Bond was hired on September 19, 2003 in the the 74th Delaware State Police Recruit Class. He began his career assigned to Troop 2 during his Field Training Officers' Program, and was permanently assigned there to the Uniformed Patrol.

On April 1, 2012 he was assigned to the Human Resources Recruiting Unit, before transferring back to Troop 2 Uniformed Patrol on September 7, 2014.

Sergeant Bond was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on November 1, 2015 and was assigned to Troop 1 Patrol as the Shift Supervisor. He was then transferred back to Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit and assigned as the School Resource Officer Supervisor on April 30, 2017.

Sergeant Bond was also a member of the State Police Honor Guard Unit, which he proudly and honorably served since May 2006.

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