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Officer assaulted in Delmar dies from injuries, police say

April 29, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A police officer suffered significant head injuries while responding to a call in Delmar in which a senior couple was also injured, according to Delaware State Police.

UPDATE 4/28: Delmar police Cpl. Keith Heacook died Wednesday due to injuries sustained after being assaulted when he responded to a fight-in-progress call, ATF Baltimore said in a tweet. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Thursday that he has directed that the U. S. and state flags in Maryland fly at half-staff in honor of Heacook. "On behalf of all Marylanders, I extend my sincerest condolences to the Delmar Police Department, and to the loved ones of Corporal Keith Heacook, a 22-year veteran of the department who died after being assaulted in the line of duty.

We owe so much to the brave law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities," Hogan said. ORIGINAL STORY: A police officer suffered significant head injuries while responding to a call in Delmar in which a senior couple was also injured, according to Delaware State Police. All of the victims suffered what police called extensive injuries. State police said Delmar police Cpl. Keith Heacook the first to arrive around 5:12 a. m. Sunday at a house in the 11000 block of Buckingham Drive for a fight in progress.

UPDATE 4/28: Delmar police Cpl. Keith Heacook died Wednesday due to injuries sustained after being assaulted when he responded to a fight-in-progress call, ATF Baltimore said in a tweet. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Thursday that he has directed that the U. S. and state flags in Maryland fly at half-staff in honor of Heacook.

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