Delmar Cpl. Keith Heacook To Be Laid To Rest Today

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Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook will be laid to rest today, two weeks and a day after being viciously assaulted while responding alone to a fight.

A full police detail funeral will begin in the noon hour, following a two-hour visitation that starts at 10 a.m. in Salisbury.

You will be able to hear the service stream on wgmd.com at at our WGMD 92.7 Facebook Page.

Corporal Heacook will be escorted from the Short Funeral Home in Delmar to Emmanuel Wesleyan Church beginning at 8:45 a.m. along Route 54, Route 13 and other routes in the Salisbury area.

Beaglin Park Drive between Old Ocean City Road (Route 346) and Ocean Gateway (Business Route 50) is already closed, and additional closures can be expected before and after the service.

Internment this afternoon will be private.

Delaware State Police and Maryland State Police released these details:

Timeline:  Corporal Heacook will be escorted from Short Funeral Home in Delmar, Delaware to Emmanuel Wesleyan Church starting at 8:45 a.m. and will travel the following route where there will be temporary road closures:

  • Rt 54 eastbound
  • Right on US 13 Southbound
  • Enter Maryland
  • Left on E. Naylor Mill Road
  • Right on Zion Road
  • Left on Beaglin Park Drive
  • Estimated arrival at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church by 9:05 a.m.

Public viewing of Corporal Keith Heacook will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Attendees will be asked to adhere to Covid-19 protocols.

Road Closures:

  • Beaglin Park Drive between Old Ocean City Road (Rt 346) and Ocean Gateway (US 50 Business) will be closed starting at 4:00 a.m.

There will be Electronic Sign Boards on Old Ocean City Road and Ocean Gateway alerting the general public of the funeral. Troopers, Deputies, and Police Officers will be at various intersections directing traffic into the venue.

At the conclusion of the funeral, there will be an escort of Corporal Heacook back to Short Funeral Home in Delmar, DE.

  • Northbound on Beaglin Park Drive
  • Right on Zion Road
  • Left on E Naylor Mill Road
  • Right on US 13 Northbound
  • Enter Delaware
  • Left on Rt 54
  • Right on N. Pennsylvania Avenue to Short Funeral Home

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