City of Milford Police Chief Kenneth Brown on behalf of the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum will present Senior Corporal Timothy “TJ” Webb with the Law Enforcement Purple Heart Award on Monday, Sept. 27 during the City Council meeting at 7pm in City Hall.
Webb started with the Milford Police Dept. as a patrolman in 2007. From 2012 to 2017, he partnered with Henk, a K9 officer and in 2018, he was promoted to Senior Corporal and assigned part time to the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force. On Dec. 10, 2020, while serving a warrant in Rehoboth as part of the Task Force, Webb was shot multiple times. He was transported to an area hospital where he underwent surgery and was then listed as critical but stable.
“He spent a week in the hospital and then spent two weeks in a rehabilitation facility,” Chief Brown said. “What impressed me most was his attitude through all of it. His spirit was high, and it was infectious to all of us. There is no doubt that it played a big part in his recovery.”
The Law Enforcement Purple Heart is issued to officers who are injured or disabled in the line of duty. Purple Heart recipients are eligible if they were required to seek professional medical attention and were out of work at least one week. The American Police Hall of Fame has been honoring law enforcement officers and their contributions since 1960.
Webb graduated from the police academy in 2004 and began his career with the Camden Police Department. He is a certified hostage negotiator and joined the special operations group.
The City of Milford, incorporated in 1807 and located in Kent and Sussex Counties along the Mispillion River, is home to 10,000+ year-round residents, 500+ retail businesses and non-profits, local restaurants, parks, trails, small town events, major healthcare providers, an historic shipyard, and its own school district. Known throughout the state as River Town, Art Town, Home Town, the City celebrates the beauty of its natural resources, the ingenuity of its people and its commitment to quality of life.