Association of Retired DSP

Association of Retired DSP The Association of Retired Delaware State Police was founded in April , 1946. The Association is non-political and non-sectarian.
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05/14/2021

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https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-cpl-keith-heacook-from-bidens-home-state-should-be-the-next-george-floyd
05/14/2021
Horowitz: Cpl. Keith Heacook from Biden’s home state should be the next George Floyd

https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-cpl-keith-heacook-from-bidens-home-state-should-be-the-next-george-floyd

Cpl. Keith Heacook. Say his name, because the president of the United States won't utter it, even though this officer was beaten to death in Biden's own home state by a career violent criminal. For that matter, I can't find too many Republicans mentioning this and turning Keith Heacook's murder into...

Passing of Sergeant Jack I. Hampton #072, (Ret.)Served 02.03.1958 - 02.03.1978 / 18th Academy ClassTroop 1, Penny Hill; ...
05/14/2021

Passing of Sergeant Jack I. Hampton #072, (Ret.)
Served 02.03.1958 - 02.03.1978 / 18th Academy Class
Troop 1, Penny Hill; Troop 5, Bridgeville;
Troop 9, Odessa; and Headquarters, Dover

Life Member Association of Retired Delaware State Police

Passed on 05.12.2021 at the Age of 87

Funeral Services
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Highway
Harrington, DE 19952

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Viewing: 11:00 am until 1:00 pm
Funeral service starting at 1:00 pm
Interment after Hollywood Cemetery
Rt 14, Milford Harrington Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

It is with regret to report the passing of Jack I. "Happy Jack" Hampton who was appointed a trooper on February 3, 1958 and graduated from the 18th Academy Recruit Class.

During his career he was stationed at Troop 1, Penny Hill; Troop 5, Bridgeville; Troop 9, Odessa; and Headquarters, Dover.

Jack's assignments included the fi****ms unit, Radar and Vascar Units and Uniform Patrol at Troop 1 and Troop 9. His last assignment was the Desk Sergeant at Troop 5.

Sergeant Jack Hampton #072 retired on February 3, 1978 as Troop 5 Shift Commander.

He received his final transfer and is now serving on Eternal Patrol.
https://www.melvinfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jack-Hampton

Passing of Sergeant Jack I. Hampton #072, (Ret.)
Served 02.03.1958 - 02.03.1978 / 18th Academy Class
Troop 1, Penny Hill; Troop 5, Bridgeville;
Troop 9, Odessa; and Headquarters, Dover

Life Member Association of Retired Delaware State Police

Passed on 05.12.2021 at the Age of 87

Funeral Services
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Highway
Harrington, DE 19952

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Viewing: 11:00 am until 1:00 pm
Funeral service starting at 1:00 pm
Interment after Hollywood Cemetery
Rt 14, Milford Harrington Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

It is with regret to report the passing of Jack I. "Happy Jack" Hampton who was appointed a trooper on February 3, 1958 and graduated from the 18th Academy Recruit Class.

During his career he was stationed at Troop 1, Penny Hill; Troop 5, Bridgeville; Troop 9, Odessa; and Headquarters, Dover.

Jack's assignments included the fi****ms unit, Radar and Vascar Units and Uniform Patrol at Troop 1 and Troop 9. His last assignment was the Desk Sergeant at Troop 5.

Sergeant Jack Hampton #072 retired on February 3, 1978 as Troop 5 Shift Commander.

He received his final transfer and is now serving on Eternal Patrol.
https://www.melvinfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jack-Hampton

On behalf of the Delmar Police Department, Chief Ivan Barkley would like to announce the dignified police es**rt of Corp...
05/02/2021
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On behalf of the Delmar Police Department, Chief Ivan Barkley would like to announce the dignified police es**rt of Corporal Keith Heacook. The departure time from Baltimore Shock Trauma is scheduled for Sunday at 2:00pm.

The route from Baltimore Shock Trauma will be as follows:
Martin Luther King Jr Blvd to I395 to I95 to I695 to I97 to Route 50 to
Route 404 into Bridgeville, DE (not the 404 bypass) to
Route 13 southbound to
Route 54 westbound into Delmar, DE to
S. Bi State Blvd southbound to
E. Elizabeth St westbound to
S. Pennsylvania Ave (past the Police Dept.) northbound to
E Grove St to Shorts Funeral Home.
https://www.odmp.org/media/image/agency/7405/delmar-police-department.png

The Delaware State Police dates its inception to April 28, 1923. It is sometimes forgotten that, as with many organizati...
05/01/2021

The Delaware State Police dates its inception to April 28, 1923. It is sometimes forgotten that, as with many organizations, the present evolves from a precursor. So it is with our organization. It had its beginnings in 1919 when authorization was give to establish the Delaware State Highway Police.

One of the State Highway Police’s brave officers was Officer Francis Ryan, the first state police officer to die in the line of duty. While attempting to apprehend a speeding motorist on the Philadelphia Pike, October 17, 1922, Officer Ryan’s motorcycle was struck by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Severely injured, Officer Ryan was taken to a local doctor for immediate treatment. He was subsequently taken to Delaware Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on November 2, 1922.

On April 28, 1923, the General Assembly enacted two laws which had been recommended. The date marks the official organization of the Delaware State Police we know today. The first law provided Delaware with a State Highway Police force with full constabulary powers; the second provided the fines paid by violators to be turned over to the State Treasurer for the use of the State Highway Department. Thus the state police, by law, became a subdivision under the State Highway Department in June of 1923.

The Delaware State Police dates its inception to April 28, 1923. It is sometimes forgotten that, as with many organizations, the present evolves from a precursor. So it is with our organization. It had its beginnings in 1919 when authorization was give to establish the Delaware State Highway Police.

One of the State Highway Police’s brave officers was Officer Francis Ryan, the first state police officer to die in the line of duty. While attempting to apprehend a speeding motorist on the Philadelphia Pike, October 17, 1922, Officer Ryan’s motorcycle was struck by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Severely injured, Officer Ryan was taken to a local doctor for immediate treatment. He was subsequently taken to Delaware Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on November 2, 1922.

On April 28, 1923, the General Assembly enacted two laws which had been recommended. The date marks the official organization of the Delaware State Police we know today. The first law provided Delaware with a State Highway Police force with full constabulary powers; the second provided the fines paid by violators to be turned over to the State Treasurer for the use of the State Highway Department. Thus the state police, by law, became a subdivision under the State Highway Department in June of 1923.

Passing of Sergeant James J. Phalan #0354, (Ret.)Served 11.01.1969 - 04.13.1990 / 31st Academy ClassTroop 1, Penny Hill;...
05/01/2021

Passing of Sergeant James J. Phalan #0354, (Ret.)
Served 11.01.1969 - 04.13.1990 / 31st Academy Class
Troop 1, Penny Hill; Troop 2, State Road and Executive Security

Life Member Association of Retired Delaware State Police.

Visitation: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
from 11:00AM-1:00PM.
Doherty Funeral Home
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Privately at
All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808

It is with regret to report the passing of James J. Phalan who was appointed a trooper on November 1, 1969 and graduated from the 31st Academy Recruit Class.

During his career he was stationed at Troop 1, Penny Hill; Troop 2, State Road and Executive Security.

Sergeant Jim Phalan #0354 retired on April 13, 1990.

He received his final transfer and is now serving on Eternal Patrol.

James J. Phalan
07.29.1945 / 04.29.2021 Age: 75

James John Phalan, age 75, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on April 29, 2021, with his wife and family by his side.

Jim joined the United States Army in 1965 and served until 1971. He served as a military policeman in Vietnam and then graduated from the Delaware State Police’s 31st Academy Recruit Class and served on the Delaware State Police from 1969 until he retired in 1990.

After his retirement he earned his bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College and worked for 29 years as a substance abuse counselor at Bowling Green Brandywine. Known for his good humor, funny stories, and infectious laugh, Jim was a source of support, comfort, and friendship to all who knew him.

Jim is survived by his wife of 27 years, Edie Phalan; his stepdaughter, Kimberly Collison and husband Chandler of Kennett Square, PA; his stepson, Roger Riale, Jr. and wife Kimberly of New London, PA; sister, Margaret Jones; brother Michael Phalan and sister-in-law April Phalan; brother Joseph Patrick Phalan, Jr. and sister-in-law Shari G. Phalan; six grandchildren; and two nieces and a nephew. He is predeceased by his parents, Caroline M. and Joseph P. Phalan, Sr. and his brother, Reverend J. Anthony Phalan.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 11:00AM-1:00PM. Funeral services will be held privately at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

https://www.dohertyfh.com/obituary/James-Phalan

Passing of Sergeant James J. Phalan #0354, (Ret.)
Served 11.01.1969 - 04.13.1990 / 31st Academy Class
Troop 1, Penny Hill; Troop 2, State Road and Executive Security

Life Member Association of Retired Delaware State Police.

Visitation: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
from 11:00AM-1:00PM.
Doherty Funeral Home
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Privately at
All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808

It is with regret to report the passing of James J. Phalan who was appointed a trooper on November 1, 1969 and graduated from the 31st Academy Recruit Class.

During his career he was stationed at Troop 1, Penny Hill; Troop 2, State Road and Executive Security.

Sergeant Jim Phalan #0354 retired on April 13, 1990.

He received his final transfer and is now serving on Eternal Patrol.

James J. Phalan
07.29.1945 / 04.29.2021 Age: 75

James John Phalan, age 75, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on April 29, 2021, with his wife and family by his side.

Jim joined the United States Army in 1965 and served until 1971. He served as a military policeman in Vietnam and then graduated from the Delaware State Police’s 31st Academy Recruit Class and served on the Delaware State Police from 1969 until he retired in 1990.

After his retirement he earned his bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College and worked for 29 years as a substance abuse counselor at Bowling Green Brandywine. Known for his good humor, funny stories, and infectious laugh, Jim was a source of support, comfort, and friendship to all who knew him.

Jim is survived by his wife of 27 years, Edie Phalan; his stepdaughter, Kimberly Collison and husband Chandler of Kennett Square, PA; his stepson, Roger Riale, Jr. and wife Kimberly of New London, PA; sister, Margaret Jones; brother Michael Phalan and sister-in-law April Phalan; brother Joseph Patrick Phalan, Jr. and sister-in-law Shari G. Phalan; six grandchildren; and two nieces and a nephew. He is predeceased by his parents, Caroline M. and Joseph P. Phalan, Sr. and his brother, Reverend J. Anthony Phalan.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 11:00AM-1:00PM. Funeral services will be held privately at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

https://www.dohertyfh.com/obituary/James-Phalan

Passing of Captain Michael F. Gunning #0433, (Ret.)Served 10.01.1972 - 05.20.1993 / 35th Academy ClassTroop 1, Penny Hil...
04/24/2021

Passing of Captain Michael F. Gunning #0433, (Ret.)
Served 10.01.1972 - 05.20.1993 / 35th Academy Class
Troop 1, Penny Hill and Headquarters, Dover

Life Member of the Association of Retired Delaware State Police and one of the founding members of the DSP Museum contributing immensely to the museum's success.

Funeral Services Private

It is with regret to report the passing of Michael F. Gunning who was appointed a trooper on October 1, 1972 and graduated from the 35th Academy Recruit Class.

During his career he was stationed at Troop 1, Penny Hill and Headquarters, Dover.

He is the son of deceased Lieutenant James P. Gunning, (Ret.).

Among his accomplishments he worked in the following areas:
.
ASAP - A federally funded Alcohol Safety Action Project was a newly formed group of troopers specialized in the detection and apprehension of substance abuse drivers.

MCSAP Administration - A federally funded Motor Carrier Safety Project was a newly formed group of troopers specialized in detection and apprehension of unsafe trucks and their drivers.

SWAT - Special Weapon And Tactical support unit.
Academy Instructor
* Pursuit Driving
* DWI
* Traffic Law
* Officer Survival
Patrol Sergeant, Troop 1
Troop 1 Traffic Lt., Troop 1
Director Of Traffic, HQ
Director of Office Of Highway Safety, Department Of Public Safety

Captain Michael Gunning #433 retired on May 20, 1993.

He received his final transfer and is now serving on Eternal Patrol.

Michael F. Gunning
11.29.1946 / 04.24.2021 Age: 74

Michael F. Gunning, 74, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away at his home from a long neurological illness on April 24, 2021.

He graduated from Brandywine High School and Wilmington College.

Mike worked for the DuPont Co., Edgemoor Plant before being drafted into the Army. When he returned to Delaware, he went back to work at the Edgemoor Plant. In 1972, he applied and was accepted into the Delaware State Police. He was at Troop 1 Penny Hill and Headquarters, Dover.

He worked several units, Alcohol Safety, Academy Instructor, SWAT Team to name a few. In 1993, he retired at the rank of Captain. He then worked for New Castle County Government Center, retiring from there in 2008.

In 2001, he became a grandfather and again in 2003. That was the happiest time of his life. His grandchildren meant the world to him.

Michael was a member of the Delaware State Police Museum Committee and a Life member of the Association of Retired Delaware State Police.

Michael is predeceased by his parents, James Patrick and Katharine (nee Johnson) Gunning, and his brother J. Patrick Gunning.

He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Heather Newton, grandchildren Brandon, Julian, John-Paul and Jenna Newton, brothers Robert, Kevin, sisters Kathleen, Mary and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made in his name to Season Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713 or Delaware State Police Museum, PO Box 430, Dover, DE 19903 or Special Olympics, 619 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716 would be appreciated.

Funeral services will be private.

https://www.chandlerfuneralhome.com/obituaries/michael-f-gunning/

Passing of Captain Michael F. Gunning #0433, (Ret.)
Served 10.01.1972 - 05.20.1993 / 35th Academy Class
Troop 1, Penny Hill and Headquarters, Dover

Life Member of the Association of Retired Delaware State Police and one of the founding members of the DSP Museum contributing immensely to the museum's success.

Funeral Services Private

It is with regret to report the passing of Michael F. Gunning who was appointed a trooper on October 1, 1972 and graduated from the 35th Academy Recruit Class.

During his career he was stationed at Troop 1, Penny Hill and Headquarters, Dover.

He is the son of deceased Lieutenant James P. Gunning, (Ret.).

Among his accomplishments he worked in the following areas:
.
ASAP - A federally funded Alcohol Safety Action Project was a newly formed group of troopers specialized in the detection and apprehension of substance abuse drivers.

MCSAP Administration - A federally funded Motor Carrier Safety Project was a newly formed group of troopers specialized in detection and apprehension of unsafe trucks and their drivers.

SWAT - Special Weapon And Tactical support unit.
Academy Instructor
* Pursuit Driving
* DWI
* Traffic Law
* Officer Survival
Patrol Sergeant, Troop 1
Troop 1 Traffic Lt., Troop 1
Director Of Traffic, HQ
Director of Office Of Highway Safety, Department Of Public Safety

Captain Michael Gunning #433 retired on May 20, 1993.

He received his final transfer and is now serving on Eternal Patrol.

Michael F. Gunning
11.29.1946 / 04.24.2021 Age: 74

Michael F. Gunning, 74, of Wilmington, Delaware passed away at his home from a long neurological illness on April 24, 2021.

He graduated from Brandywine High School and Wilmington College.

Mike worked for the DuPont Co., Edgemoor Plant before being drafted into the Army. When he returned to Delaware, he went back to work at the Edgemoor Plant. In 1972, he applied and was accepted into the Delaware State Police. He was at Troop 1 Penny Hill and Headquarters, Dover.

He worked several units, Alcohol Safety, Academy Instructor, SWAT Team to name a few. In 1993, he retired at the rank of Captain. He then worked for New Castle County Government Center, retiring from there in 2008.

In 2001, he became a grandfather and again in 2003. That was the happiest time of his life. His grandchildren meant the world to him.

Michael was a member of the Delaware State Police Museum Committee and a Life member of the Association of Retired Delaware State Police.

Michael is predeceased by his parents, James Patrick and Katharine (nee Johnson) Gunning, and his brother J. Patrick Gunning.

He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Heather Newton, grandchildren Brandon, Julian, John-Paul and Jenna Newton, brothers Robert, Kevin, sisters Kathleen, Mary and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made in his name to Season Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713 or Delaware State Police Museum, PO Box 430, Dover, DE 19903 or Special Olympics, 619 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716 would be appreciated.

Funeral services will be private.

https://www.chandlerfuneralhome.com/obituaries/michael-f-gunning/

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