Sergeant Szczerba had responded to backup other officers who were searching for a disorderly man near Penn Acres Park. He located the man at the East Roosevelt Avenue and Fithian Drive and, after a short foot chase, began to struggle with him. During the struggle the subject pulled out a knife and stabbed Sergeant Szczerba in the neck.
Other officers were also injured but able to take the subject into custody. Sergeant Szczerba was transported to Christiana Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.
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