Injured Milford Police Officer Returns Home

Carlisle Fire Department members salute Senior Corporal TJ Webb as he returns home

Senior Corporal Timothy “TJ” Webb returned home on Wednesday, Dec. 30 from a rehabilitation center where he was receiving additional treatment for several gunshot wounds. S/Cpl. Webb was shot while working with the United States Marshal’s Office attempting to arrest a fugitive from Pennsylvania who was located in Rehoboth.

“We are pleased to announce S/Cpl. Webb’s progress continues,” Milford Police Department announced via social media. “Thanks to the great care S/Cpl. Webb has received and his hard work, the next phase of his recovery will begin. Today, he is being released from the rehabilitation facility and is headed home.”

Milford Police officers escorted S/Cpl. Webb along Route 1 as he headed home to continue his recovery. The procession traveled along Route 1, arriving in the Milford area around 4:15 PM. Starting at around 3 PM, first responders including local fire companies, EMT units and paramedics parked along overpasses on Route 1, saluting S/Cpl. Webb as he passed.

On Dec. 10, S/Cpl. Webb was shot numerous times by Evelio Rivera, 37, of Reading, Pennsylvania, in the parking lot of the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites in Rehoboth. Webb, who is assigned to the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, were attempting to arrest Rivera on a warrant for attempted murder in Pennsylvania. Witnesses said that Rivera exited his vehicle and began shooting at police who returned fire. S/Cpl. Webb was transported to Beebe Hospital before being flown to Christiana Hospital where he underwent surgery. Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene.

S/Cpl. Webb was released from Christiana Hospital on Dec. 17 where he was taken to a rehabilitation center to continue treatment for his injuries. A fund has been created at Delaware State Police Credit Union for anyone who wants to donate funds to help the injured officer and his family as he continues to recover. Donations can be taken or mailed to the credit union located at 700 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE, 19947. The credit union asks that any mailed checks include a note that the donation is for S/Cpl. Webb. Those with an account at the credit union can simply make an internal transfer. Donations may also be dropped off at the Milford Police Department.

“I am so thankful to my community and my state for the hundreds of folks, fire companies and police departments that came out tonight lining Route 1 from Dover to Lewes in support of my co-worker, TJ Webb,” Lieutenant Ed Huey posted on social media. “Thank you to each of you!”

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