Patrolman Chad Spicer and Cpl. Shawn Brittingham

September 3, 2009

August 23, 1980 – September 1, 2009

Patrolman Chad Spicer joined the Georgetown Police Department on September 2, 2008.

 Prior to joining Georgetown, Officer Spicer had work for the Laurel Police Department (June 17, 2008 – August 24, 2008); Bridgeville Police Department (March 1, 2004 – June 15, 2008); and the Delaware Department of Corrections (2000 to 2004).

Officer Spicer was a native of Georgetown having graduated from Sussex Central High School, and Delaware Technical and Community College in 1999.

Officer Spicer was tragically killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 during a traffic stop.  Chad was an outstanding police officer and will be sorely missed by his family, friends and his fellow officers.

Officer Spicer is survived by his parents Norman and Ruth Ann Spicer of Georgetown, and a three (3) year old daughter, Aubrey.

A trust fund has been established for his daughter and contributions can be directed to:

Aubrey Spicer Trust, c/o Norman E. Spicer
Wilmington Trust Bank, 139 S. State Street, Dover, DE  19901 or any Wilmington Trust Branch



Corporal Shawn Brittingham has been employed with the Georgetown Police Department since February of 2003.

Corporal Brittingham is currently assigned to Patrol where he is responsible, along with other patrol officers, for a long list of duties including, but not limited to, responding to emergency calls for service and enforcing the criminal and traffic laws of the State of Delaware.

Corporal Brittingham is Georgetown Police Department's K-9 Officer, a position that he has held since July of 2005. In addition to being a K-9 Officer, Corporal Brittingham is a member of the Georgetown Police Department's Emergency Response Team and is a shift supervisor.

Corporal Brittingham and his wife, Melissa and one (1) year old daughter, Olivia, reside in Millsboro, Delaware.

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