A man has been charged with killing a police officer in Delaware. Thirty-year-old Randon D. Wilkerson allegedly beat a Delmar Police officer to death. The officer, Keith Heacook, responded to a call for help Sunday morning and went to the scene. Neighbors had called because Wilkerson attacked an elderly couple, a 76-year-old woman and a 73-year-old man.
By the time Officer Heacook arrived on the scene he was startled by Wilkerson, who knocked him to the ground. He then brutally punched and kicked him in the head while he was unconscious.
ATF Baltimore offers our deepest condolences & mourn with the loved ones & colleagues of Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook, who passed away today due to injuries sustained after being assaulted when he responded to a fight-in-progress call. He selflessly served for 22 years. #LODD pic.twitter.com/j2Abm03IxZ
— ATF Baltimore (@ATFBaltimore) April 29, 2021
Delaware police conduct investigations
Similarly, the police department sent condolences to the officer’s family members. In addition, they assured that Heacook was a respected family man. They also reported that authorities are investigating the case.
“The Delaware State Police are continuing the investigation into both events and are working cooperatively with the Delmar Police Department, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, and all other agencies involved.”