Corporal
Thomas James DeRue Sr.
South Bend Police Department
Thursday, November 14, 1974

Age: 28
Served: 6 years
Badge #: 168
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, November 14, 1974

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
100 West Colfax Avenue, South Bend
Incident County:
St. Joseph
Incident Township:
Portage
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Apprehended
Burial Place:
Riverview Cemetery, South Bend

   Corporal Thomas DeRue was shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery-in-progress call.

   As he arrived on the scene the suspect exited, Jennifer's, a women's apparel store and shot him before he could exit his patrol car. He died at the scene after being shot once in the chest and once in the abdomen.

   The suspect was later apprehended.

   Corporal DeRue was survived by his expectant wife and parents.




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