Capitol Police Honored for Outstanding Achiements

May 20, 2013 -- 6:28am

Delaware Capitol Police, tasked with protecting all who visit or work in our many state facilities, were recognized Saturday for their quick thinking and acts of bravery during the New Castle County Courthouse shooting incident in February.

Gov. Jack Markell expressed his deepest appreciation to the two officers who were shot when Tomas Matusiewicz walked into the Courthouse Feb 11 and opened fired, killing his ex-daughter-in-law and her best friend and wounding the two officers before taking his own life.

Gov. Markell says the officers’ actions reflected extraordinary professionalism, competence and character.  They protected the lives of others while putting their own lives at risk.

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