Delaware State Police Mourns the Loss of Senior Corporal Gregory Gaffney

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With great sadness, the Delaware State Police announces the untimely death of 40-year-old Senior Corporal Gregory Gaffney, a 12-year veteran of the Delaware State Police. He unexpectedly died at home on June 21, 2023. “It is a solemn time for our entire law enforcement community as we mourn the sudden loss of Senior Corporal Gregory Gaffney. Greg displayed unrelenting dedication and selflessness in his service to both his country as a United States Army soldier and his community as a Delaware State Trooper. His distinguished service during a deployment in Iraq earned him several commendations, including the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. Gregory remained dedicated to public service, striving to serve his community with the same level of commitment even while fulfilling his duties as a Delaware State Trooper,” said Colonel Melissa A. Zebley, Superintendent of the Delaware State Police. “Our hearts are heavy as we grieve the loss of our brother, Greg. We humbly request that the community keep his family and the Delaware State Police in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”


Senior Corporal Gaffney was hired on April 15, 2011, into the 83rd Delaware State Police Recruit Class. He completed his training before moving on to Troop 2 for field training. Upon completion, he was briefly assigned to uniformed patrol at Troop 9 before being permanently assigned to uniformed patrol at Troop 2. Throughout his journey, he always strived to improve himself and contribute positively to his colleagues. In addition to his patrol duties, Gregory was selected to be a member of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) on May 29, 2014. Gregory served his community on patrol and as a member of SORT until August 16, 2020, when he was permanently assigned to the Special Operations Response Team. We extend our gratitude to his family for allowing us to work alongside him. Although we miss him deeply, we will continue his legacy.

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