Delaware State Police have released the funeral arrangements for Corporal GRADE 1 Stephen Ballard who was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday in Bear.
On Wednesday, April 26th, shortly after 12 noon, CPL. Stephen J. Ballard, a Delaware State Police Trooper who was assigned to Troop 2, was conducting a traffic stop at the Wawa at 1605 Pulaski Hywy in Bear when he was shot and killed by Burgon Sealy, 26, of Middletown. Corporal Ballard, age 32, an eight-year veteran leaves behind his wife and 5 year old daughter.
Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
A public visitation will take place on Friday May 5, 2017, from 8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. at the Chase center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St, Wilmington, De.
Immediately following the public viewing, there will be a pass and review for uniformed emergency services personnel.
A memorial service honoring the life of Corporal Grade 1 Ballard will then begin at approximately 11:00 A.M.
Following the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., burial will be held at the Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Hywy, New Castle, and will be attended by family and Delaware State Police.
Updated funeral arrangement information can be obtained by contacting the Delaware State Police Home Page .