Delaware Trooper’s Funeral

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.)

A gunman killed Cpl. Stephen Ballard in a Bear, Delaware Wawa parking lot.
Photo credit: NBC10 / Delaware State Police

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.


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