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Funeral services set for trooper shot in Delaware

Funeral services set for trooper shot in Delaware

Hundreds of law enforcement officers turned out in rainy weather Friday to remember a Delaware trooper whose mother said "loved helping people."

A funeral Friday for 32-year-old Cpl. Stephen Ballard at the Chase Center on the Riverfront was closed to the news media. But Ballard's mother Robin said in a telephone interview ahead of the funeral that her son loved his work.

"He loved helping people. He loved representing the state of Delaware. He loved representing the Delaware state troopers," Robin Ballard said.

The News Journal of Delaware reported that former Vice President Joe Biden arrived to pay his respects, but did not stay for the ticketed...

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