The Delaware trooper killed in the line of duty is being remembered as a man who “loved helping people.”
The 8-plus year veteran of Troop 2, Glasgow will be laid to rest Friday following a public viewing and memorial service at the Chase Center on the Riverfront along Justison Street in Wilmington, said Delaware State Police. (Click here for more funeral details.)
Ballard was shot April 26 while investigating a suspicious vehicle at a convenience store in Bear. His killer, Burgon Sealy Jr., then barricaded himself in his family home near Middletown, firing shots at officers during a 20-hour standoff before he was shot and killed.
Ballard’s mother Robin said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press ahead of the funeral that her son “loved helping people,” “loved representing the state of Delaware” and “loved representing the Delaware state troopers.