Delaware General Assembly






WHEREAS, the safety and well-being of the residents of the State of Delaware is of major importance to all the citizens of the State; and

WHEREAS, the single best measure of the success of any society is its ability to enforce just laws fairly and equitably for all the people regardless of race, creed, or social standing; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware State Police were officially organized as the result of legislation, passed by the General Assembly, being approved on April 28, 1923; and the State Police have since served as conservators of the peace throughout the State with the members having the responsibility of suppressing all acts of violence and enforcing all laws relating to the safety of persons and property; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Delaware State Police have traditionally performed their duties honestly and faithfully to the best of their abilities and without fear, favor or prejudice, making their State and Country a safer place in which to live; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware State Police during the past fifty years have increasingly been recognized as a professional highly trained and essential part of the State's and Nation's public safety and law enforcement team; and

WHEREAS, members of the Delaware State Police have and continue to dedicate themselves to the preservation of property and human life, often placing their own lives in jeopardy as they strive to perform their duties and uphold their responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting during the Fiftieth Anniversary Year of this vital organization to call to the attention of the public the contributions to their safety and well-being made by the State Police; and

WHEREAS, it is important that the people of Delaware know and understand the problems, duties and responsibilities of their State Police, granting members of that organization the respect they have worked so hard to earn;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that Saturday, April 28, 1973, be officially designated as


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 11th day of April

(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-seventh.


Attest: ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State