Delmar, MD. – Delmar Police Officer Corporal Keith Heacock has been declared clinically dead on Wednesday after being severely beaten while responding to a call on Sunday morning. His body is on life support so that his organs can be donated.
Officer Heacock had responded to a call Sunday morning and when he arrived on the scene he was immediately attacked. He was knocked to the ground unconscious and the attacker continued to repeatedly kick him in the head.
When Officer Heacock stopped responding to radio communication other officers were dispatched to the scene where they found Officer Heacock unconscious on the ground. Heacock was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for a traumatic brain injury.
Officer Heacock fought for his life, but on Wednesday he succumbed to his injuries. While he is clinically deceased he remains on life support so that his organs can be donated.
The suspect in the case has been identified as Randon Wilkerson and he faces multiple charges.
Delaware AG Kathy Jennings pledged to hold Wilkerson accountable for his actions.
It was announced with great sadness that Cpl. Keith Heacook, a 22 year veteran of the Delmar Police Department, will be taken off life support following a savage assault by a suspect who also beat an elderly couple. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Delmar PD. pic.twitter.com/DlGHN53ktI
— K9Hagen (@K9Hagen) April 29, 2021
“He will be held accountable for his heinous crimes against Cpl. Heacook, against the elderly couple he viciously attacked, and against Delmar and our entire state. We are here to mourn the loss of a man who devoted his entire career to the selfless cause of serving the rest of us. And we are here to acknowledge law enforcement across this state who willingly face danger each and every day so that all of the rest of us don’t have to. Tonight we wrap our arms around a community and a family and hold them in support and prayer,” – AG Kathy Jennings
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Delmar Police Officer Corporal Keith Heacook