Louise Ballard, surrounded by state troopers, family and friends, attended a solemn ceremony July 26 at the Delaware State Police Museum for the dedication of Cpl. Grade One Stephen J. Ballard’s photo on the Memorial Wall.
“Today we join with the family and friends, members of the museum board, and our honored guests as we unveil Stephen’s memorial photograph in honor of his service and sacrifice, and to keep our enduring promise to the community that we serve, to our troopers, to our survivors, and to his family, that we will never forget,” said Col. Nathaniel McQueen Jr., superintendent of Delaware State Police. “Today we honor his courage and commitment to the oath to protect and serve. Cpl. Ballard’s memory will live on in his family and in the many lives that he touched, and he will always be a part of the enduring history of the Delaware State Police.”
During the ceremony, executives from JPMorgan Chase Bank presented DSP Museum President, Greg Sacco with a $10,000 donation to the DSP Museum in honor of Ballard's service and ultimate sacrifice.
"At JPMorgan Chase, we have a longstanding commitment to supporting our first responders — those who run toward danger to serve and protect others," said Tom Horne, Delaware market president for JPMorgan Chase. "We are proud to contribute to the Delaware State Police Museum to celebrate these heroes."
Ballard’s photo will also be placed on the Memorial Walls at all of the Troops and sections within the Division.