Inaugural Heacook Fest to honor fallen Delmar officer

SALISBURY, Md. – This week marks the one year anniversary of the day the tragically took the life of a Delmar police officer Corporal Keith Heacook.

In the year since, the community has come together to remember Cpl. Heacook, support his family, and even start a scholarship in his name. To keep his memory alive, organizers are hosting the first annual Heacook Fest this week. It’ll be held on Thursday at the Amphitheater on Heron Ponds, with live music, food and drinks, and much more.

All of that is to raise money for the Cpl. Keith Heacook Memorial Scholarship Fund, and to bring awareness to the duty of an officer.

“We want to keep it in everybody’s head, what our police do for us, all day every day, and we want to put a positive spin on it, if there’s any way to do so, and raise money and awareness of why we need the police, and what they do for us,” Staci Palmer, one of the organizers of the event, said.

The event is completely free and even if you can’t make it you can make a donation to the scholarship fund by visiting the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s website.

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