The Corporal Keith Heacook Memorial Scholarship has been established at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. This fund honors the life and legacy of Delmar Police Officer Corporal Keith Heacook, who tragically passed on April 28, 2021, following a brutal assault while on duty. The endowment will award a scholarship each year to a Delmar High School graduate who will pursue a career in public service.
“Keith’s service and sacrifice will be honored year after year, serving as a reminder of his legacy,” says Julie Parrish, who helped establish the scholarship fund. “We hope the scholarship will inspire young men and women to serve their community, as Keith faithfully served his.”
Corporal Heacook served the Delmar Police Department for 22 years in Delaware and Maryland. He was inspired to become a police officer after he was rescued from a serious car accident by police. In his final act of service, Corporal Heacook ensured others would live by donating his organs.
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the scholarship fund visit CFES.org/donate and select “Corporal Keith Heacook Memorial Scholarship” in the drop-down menu. The scholarship fund is managed by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
Other fundraisers to benefit a trust set up for Corporal Keith Heacook’s 12-year-old son have been created. Contributions to the trust can be made at the Bank of Delmarva or through GiveSendGo.com/Keith.