Corporal Thomas J. Derue Sr.

Photo of Corporal Thomas J. Derue Sr.
End of Watch: Thu, Nov 14th, 1974
Date of Incident: Thu, Nov 14th, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 6 years
Age: 26


His expectant wife


Corporal Derue was responding to an armed robbery when he was shot and killed. Corporal Derue had arrived on the scene and was shot by the suspect when he exited the building before the corporal could leave his patrol car. The suspect shot Corporal Derue once in the chest and once in the abdomen. The Corporal died from internal bleeding at the scene.

The suspect was arrested.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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