Cpl. Webb honored with law enforcement purple heart award

MILFORD, Del. – Senior Cpl. Timothy Webb known to many as ‘TJ,’ was a man whose life was on the line. One fateful day on duty, gunshots rang out and Cpl. Webb was hit, leaving him in critical condition. Fast forward to today, and he’s still standing stronger than ever. “I love my family, I love my blue family I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” says Cpl. Webb.

Monday night, City of Milford Police Chief Kenneth Brown on behalf of the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum, presented Cpl. Webb with the Law Enforcement Purple Heart Award; an award given to officers who are injured or disabled in the line of duty. We’re told this is an award Webb more than deserved. “I just can’t describe how amazing it is to have people come out and support and even up to a year after this it’s just been a blessing for me and my family,” says Cpl. Webb.

City officials, officers, and community members all surrounded Cpl. Webb and his family at the city council meeting on Meeting to honor him and his award. “It reinforces everything we believe in, we’ve been trying to install the citizens of Milford about the integrity of our police force and the dedication that we get,” says one City Council member Ward 1, Michael Boyer who is also a member of the police task force.

Police tell 47 ABC, the brotherhood within Milford police and all those Cpl. Webb has worked with are supporting him every step of the way. “It just shows how close that our community is here in Milford and how much they support us the police report department and supporter officers and senior Cpl. Webb, says Sgt. Timothy Maloney, Public Information Officer for Milford Police.

Cpl. Webb tells us, he still has a long road ahead of him, that even includes surgeries, physical and occupational therapy. However, he’s here, he’s breathing, and he says his family and the community support is what has gotten him to this day. “But we’re here to support him and have his back and help him in anyway possible,” says Sgt. Maloney. Council Member Boyers adds, “We’re very proud of the people that that work for us we support them and people like Cpl. Webb just exemplify what we hope resembles the community.”

Meanwhile, Cpl. Webb adds, through all of this getting more time with his family is something he always be thankful for. “Everyone has played such an instrumental role in my recovery and I just can’t thank everyone enough.” He adds, “Life is short, and you have to make the best of it it’s either get busy living or get busy dying and I’m not in a rush to go anywhere.”

Cpl. Webb also tells us  he’s not sure when he’ll be back but he wishes to stay in law enforcement, and he’s hoping to make a full recovery.

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