Man Charged in New Castle Co. Officer's Murder

Sunday, Sep 18, 2011  |  Updated 8:40 PM EDT
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Fellow Officers Tried to Save Sgt. Szczerba

New Castle County Police

David Salasky was formally charged with the murder of Sgt. Joseph Szczerba.

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Fellow Officers Tried to Save Sgt. Szczerba

Police Sgt. Joseph Szczerba was stabbed to death while chasing a suspect. He's the first New Castle County officer to die in the line of duty since 1972.
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New Castle County police charged a Wilmington man with the murder of an officer killed while on duty.

Thirty-two year-old David Salasky was charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of Sergeant Joseph Szczerba.

Sgt. Szczerba, an 18-year veteran, was stabbed when he caught up to Salasky after chasing him on foot Friday.  He was rushed to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two other officers were injured in the incident.

Salasky is being held without bail. 


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