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Del. State Police Honor Trooper Killed 50 Years Ago


NEW CASTLE, Del. – Delaware State Police are gathering to honor a trooper killed in the line of duty 50 years ago.

On Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Dutch Inn on South DuPont Highway, police will pay tribute to Trooper Robert A. Paris.

Paris, 1935-1963, was shot and killed while on a special burglary detail checking for New Castle area motels.

At 3:40 a.m., Paris encountered two suspicious subjects in the parking lot of a motel and was fatally wounded when the pair pulled out a gun.

Following a large manhunt, the shooter was found and sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Paris served with Delaware State Police for over 4 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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