Foundation pays off mortgage for family of fallen officer

BEAR, Del. — A charitable organization has paid off the mortgage on the home of a late Delaware State Police corporal who was fatally shot in the line of duty.

Delaware State News reports the mortgage on the home of Cpl. Stephen Ballard was one of 19 the Tunnel to Towers Foundation satisfied this year in observance of Independence Day.

Ballard was shot and killed April 26, 2017, when he approached a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot. The 32-year-old left behind his wife and their daughter.

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