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Corporal Keith Andrew Heacook

Delmar Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Reflections for Corporal Keith Andrew Heacook

I was personally touched by Corporal Keith Heacook’s death.

Within the week of Corporal Keith Heacook tragic murder; 5-days prior, I was driving on Rt 54 in Delmar. Just passed Rt 13 towards Bi State Blvd, doing 36 mph in a 25, a residential area. Corporal Heacook stepped out in front of my car on foot, pulled me over and issued me this citation below. While he was writing my ticket, I told my daughter, “ Take my picture of me getting a ticket.” That photo maybe the last of ever taken of Corp Heacook. After he gave me my ticket; I started messing with him and nervously chuckling as I told him, I’ve been having a bit of bad- luck-lately, my dog died last month, I started a new job last week, on my second morning driving into work; I hit a huge ground hog, it wiped out my fog light and recked my car’s front bumper. The back of my car was recked last August when I backed into a huge utility trailer’s hitch and that’s with a back up camera, in my car; now this ticket. Officer Heacook said he was sorry about my list of bad luck or my dog; not sure which. I smiled and asked him if he was with the Delaware or Maryland Police? He said, ”Both,” then turned his shoulder to proudly show me both state patches sewed to the sleeve of his shirt.

Linda Smith
1970-‘82 Married a Baltimore City K9 Police Officer

March 9, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest easy brother.

Former Leo

December 18, 2023

We do take care of our own "Forever"

Antonio Benson

November 2, 2023

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Don Whicker
South Brunswick, NJ Police Dept. (retired)

October 19, 2023

I stumbled on the Law Enforcement Memorial in Dover today and noticed this officer died 1 year ago today. Rest easy my brother.

Sgt. Rob Blunt (Retired)
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

April 28, 2022

On shift and thinking of you. Rest easy.

Laurel PD, Delaware

November 21, 2021

Although it has been six months since you gave your life in the line of duty, know that you are not forgotten Corporal Heacock! May God Bless you and your loved ones, we continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

JF, Public Safety Dispatcher

October 29, 2021

Corporal, please know you are not forgotten. I think about you often and your service. Something compelled me to come to this page again this evening. I hunted down a Delmarva PD patch after I heard of this news and it is one of my most prized possessions. For some reason, your story affects me more than most.

We never met, but we are brothers. Many do not realize the realities of rural or small town policing. I know all too well the dread and feeling of hopelessness of that bad call coming out an hour prior to the end of shift and you're the only one out - or the only one available - to shag that call. Where your closest back up is an hour away, or even worse, ON CALL.

And you did just that, despite the danger involved. May god bless your remaining family and just know there are many who still think of you often, especially when that certain call comes out that sends goose bumps down your spine.

God bless you, we've got the watch from here SIR!

South Carolina Highway Patrol, former patrol Deputy in SC

October 15, 2021


Joe Abbott

September 23, 2021

Fellow brother. Rest now. Your tour of duty is complete. You have earned your wings, and will be residing in the house of the Lord. God bless and watch over brother Heacooks wife and son.
Rest in peace.

William Dobbins
TSgt. Dobbins, Ret. USAF, Security Police

July 15, 2021

He's a hero! who was killed in the line of duty. Heacook was attacked while responding to a call last month. He died from his injuries at Shock Trauma in Baltimore days later

Concrete Boulder Colorado

June 16, 2021

Thank you for your service!!! Corporal Keith Heacook, who died in the line of duty. Delmar is a great town with lots of local businesses and a wonderful school district. I am happy to live here! The police presence is great.

Arborist Greeley

June 9, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

June 5, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your many years of service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Cpl Heacook during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Donnie Meaders
Okemah (OK) Police Department (Retired)

May 24, 2021

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

May 24, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

May 23, 2021

Cpl. Heacook,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 23, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 20, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

May 18, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 14, 2021

Rest in Peace Corporal Heacook. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

May 13, 2021

Rest in Peace Corporal Heacock, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.


May 13, 2021

Much evil exists. The media, law makers, psychologists have created a toxic environment for our dedicated officers. Upon arriving at a venue of unknown their safety has been seriously jeopardized. Their "hands being tied! "
God bless this Officer. God bless his wife and son.


May 12, 2021

forgot to use his gun or what ?

Cpl. Mike Hunt

May 12, 2021

RIP BROTHER.... I pray your Chief and Department change protocol on officers responding to disturbance calls alone!

Retired Ofc J Leininger
Springfield IL PD

May 11, 2021

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