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A Memorial Sign Ceremony to Honor Fallen Trooper Paul H. Sherman

Date Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016



TFC Paul H. Sherman

1909-1945 36 years

Troop A State Road

Served 08/15/1939 – 10/16/1945

  Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 09:30 a.m., the Delaware State Police are honoring Trooper First Class Paul H. Sherman at a Public Servants Memorial Sign Ceremony. The ceremony is to be held at 1401 Newport Gap Pike on the northbound side in front of the National Guard Building north of Newport south of the rail road crossing. This event is open to the public and the media.

Trooper First Class Paul H. Sherman died nearly 71 years ago, on October 16th, 1945. In his 6th year as a Delaware Trooper, he lost his life in a fatal motor vehicle crash when his patrol car collided with a B&O Railroad passenger train.

Assigned to Troop 2, TFC Sherman was en route to a complaint in Yorklyn. He studied business and law in college before becoming a Trooper on August 15th, 1939. He left behind his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth and their two young children, John and Sandra. TFC Sherman was only 36 years old when his watch tragically came to an end.

Dignitaries, Troopers, Police Officers, family and Friends will gather to remember Trooper First Class Paul H. Sherman who made the “Ultimate Sacrifice” in service to the State of Delaware. Twenty Two, (22) Troopers have lost their lives in the line of duty since 1923.

The following will be in attendance for the ceremony:

Delaware State Police Pipes & Drums

Delaware State Police Honor Guard

Captain Jason Sapp/ Captain Michael Reader

Delaware State Police Chaplains

Son Jim, daughter Sandra and grandson Jim Sherman

The following will offer remarks for the ceremony:

Opening Prayer Delaware State Police Chaplains

Governor Jack Markell

Attorney General Matt Denn

Secretary James Mosely

Colonel Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.

Lieutenant Thomas Brackin, DSTA

Mrs. Eleanor Allione, COPS

Mr. Jim Sherman

INTERLUDE Delaware State Police Pipes & Drums

CLOSING PRAYER Delaware State Police Chaplains

Release: 092216 1231





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