Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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.