Antonio DiAlessandro 855

1968 - 2006

On Saturday, October 28, 2006 Senior Corporal Antonio DiAlessandro, 38, lost his 2 year battle with lung disease. He underwent a double lung transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. The need for the transplant arose from an earlier bout with Hodgkin�s Disease. Senior Corporal DiAlessandro had undergone many surgeries.

He was appointed to the Delaware State Police on November 12, 1993. After completing training he was assigned to Troop 3, Camden. During Cpl/2 DiAlessandro�s tenure at Troop 3, he worked patrol, canine trooper and a member of the Governor�s Task Force. He was Troop 3�s 2000 Trooper of the Year and was the recipient of four departmental awards; including a 2005 Lifesaving Award, the 2005 Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Award, 2002 Exceptional Performance Award and 2001 Valor Award.

In addition to being a 13 year veteran of the Delaware State Police he was an 18 year veteran of the Delaware Air National Guard.