Corporal Keith Heacock
Delmar Police Department, Maryland
End of Watch Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Tour 22 years
Incident Date Sunday, April 25, 2021
Offender Charged with murder
Corporal Keith Heacock succumbed to injuries sustained on April 25th, 2021, when he was assaulted after responding to a fight call in 11000 block of Buckingham Drive in Delmar, Delaware.
He was the only officer on duty when he responded to the call at approximately 5:00 am. Corporal Heacock was assaulted by a male subject who then repeatedly stomped on his head after he had become unconscious. The man then assaulted an elderly couple who lived across the street.
Officers from the Delaware State Police and Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland, were dispatched to check on Corporal Heacock when he failed to respond to dispatchers. He was transported to a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where he succumbed to his injuries on April 28th, 2021.
The man who assaulted him was charged with murder.
Corporal Heacock remained on life support so his organs could be donated.
Corporal Heacock had served with the Delmar Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his son and wife.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police Ivan E. Barkley, Sr.
Delmar Police Department
102 S. Penn Avenue
Delmar, MD 21875
Phone: (302 ) 846-2320