CHESWOLD, Del. — A fundraising campaign has raised $370,000 to support the family of a slain Delaware state trooper.
Local news outlets report the Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard memorial fund received $270,000 from donations collected at Wawa locations across Delaware, plus an additional $100,000 the convenience store company gave.
Collections at Wawa locations have ended for the fund, which was started by the Delaware State Troopers Association. Those who wish to still donate can write checks to the DSTA-Stephen Ballard Memorial Fund and mail them to P.O. Box 168, Cheswold, DE 19936.
Thousands attended the funeral held on May 5 for Ballard, who was shot and killed on April 26 at the age of 32 while investigating a suspicious vehicle at a Wawa parking lot south of Wilmington in Bear.