Deputy Sheriff Derek Paul Ward

Deputy Sheriff Derek Paul Ward

Allegany County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 2004

Derek Paul Ward

Deputy Ward succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident the previous night.

The driver of a vehicle ran a stop sign at the intersection of Route 243 and Buffalo Street and struck Deputy Ward's patrol car.

Deputy Ward had served with the Allegany County Sheriff's Department for 6 years, and also served as a part-time officer for the Angelica Police Department. He is survived by his expectant wife and 3-year-old daughter. His son was born in December 2004.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 1535

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, July 2, 2004

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RIP Deputy Ward. May God bless your wife, daughter and your son whom you never met. Deputy Ward you will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 1, 2018

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