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Shot 6 times, Milford officer says family is his motivation to recover

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Milford Cpt. T.J. Webb is still in physical therapy five days a week recovering from his wounds.   On Dec. 10, 2020, Milford Police Cpl. T.J. Webb pulled his unmarked silver Dodge Nitro behind the white SUV driven by a man accused of trying to kill his own brother in Reading, Pennsylvania. Two other police cars pulled up nearby at …

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American Police Hall of Fame and Museum honors MPD Sr. Corporal Timothy Webb

Terry Rogers Headlines, Police & Fire

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum honors MPD Sr. Corporal Timothy Webb with Law Enforcement Purple Heart City of Milford Police Chief Kenneth Brown on behalf of the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum will present Senior Corporal Timothy “TJ” Webb with the Law Enforcement Purple Heart Award on Monday, Sept. 27 during the City Council meeting at …

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MPD’s Horsman retires

Terry Rogers Headlines, Police & Fire

Det/Sgt. John Horsman recently retired from the Milford Police Department after 20 years Last month, Milford Police Chief Kenneth Brown announced the retirement of Detective Sergeant John Horsman who has been with the department for over 20 years. A native of Milford, Horsman comes from a long line of law enforcement officers. “My grandfather, Frank Horsman, retired as a Sergeant …

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Carlisle Fire Company to receive enhancement funds

Terry Rogers Headlines, Police & Fire

Carlisle Fire Company receives approval to use Building Enhancement Funds Milford City Council recently approved a request from Carlisle Fire Company to transfer $100,000 from the company’s Building Enhancement Fund which is managed by the city. The funds will be used for a variety of capital improvement products. “We plan to purchase industrial fans for our engine bay to circulate …

MSD Resource Officers reduced to one

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Police & Fire

Milford School District could be down to one resource officer in the fall Milford School District Superintendent Kevin Dickerson announced at a recent school board meeting that it was possible that the district would have their Resource Officer staff reduced from three to one. In the past, Milford Police Department provided three officers to the district, but Chief Kenneth Brown …

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Carlisle Fire Company holds drill in downtown Milford

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Carlisle Fire Company holds drill in downtown Milford (Photo courtesy of Glenn Gillespie) On July 6, visitors to downtown Milford were treated to a display of the new ladder truck, Tower 42, which was recently placed in service with Carlisle Fire Company. The volunteer fire department held a drill to test the maneuverability of the new apparatus. “We wanted to …

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Carlisle Fire Company puts new ambulance, ladder truck in service

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Carlisle Fire Company puts new ambulance and ladder truck in operation Carlisle Fire Company recently purchased a new ambulance and a new ladder truck, replacing equipment that had aged out of service. Both pieces of equipment have new technology that will benefit not only the firefighters and EMTs, but also the citizens of Milford. “Our old ladder was purchased in …

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MPD investigating bomb threat at Walmart

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Walmart in Milford was closed Thursday, June 3 after a bomb threat was called in. On Thurs., June 3, an unknown suspect contacted the Milford Walmart and informed them that there was a possible bomb in the store. According to Sergeant Robert Masten of the Milford Police Department, nothing was found after police searched extensively. “We are currently investigating and …

Jeepers Back the Blue supports fallen law enforcement officers

Terry Rogers Culture, Police & Fire

The Jeepers Back the Blue Foundation is planning a Jamboree to benefit the families of fallen law enforcement officers After the death of Corporal Stephen Ballard of the Delaware State Police on April 26, 2017, Jeff Lehnert wanted to do something as a tribute to the fallen officer. His desire to do something led to the creation of Jeepers Back …

Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force Subcommittee releases recommendations

Terry Rogers Delaware Live, Police & Fire

After several months of discussion regarding the use of force, workforce development and community policing, the State of Delaware Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force Subcommittee released recommendations for consideration by the full task force regarding methods to address police reform. The recommendations related to use of force, training, collection of data, feedback from personnel and funding. “The nine recommendations presented …