The Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Delaware State Police Corporal Stephen J. Ballard, the Delaware State Police, their fellow brother and sister police officers, and all the citizens of the State of Delaware. We too share in your grief and sorrow but also celebrate the life of Cpl. Ballard. Cpl. Ballard made the ultimate sacrifice, dying in the line of duty, giving of himself for the betterment of others, protecting the citizens of this state and exemplifying the true meaning of hero and public servant. We only hope that we may follow his example of selflessness, putting others before ourselves, honorably giving back to society and our community. We promise that his memory will live forever and that we will never forget his efforts, contributions to mankind and his ultimate sacrifice. May Cpl. Ballard Rest in Peace.