Deputy Sheriff Derek Paul Ward

Deputy Sheriff Derek Paul Ward

Allegany County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 2004

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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

vehicle crash

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19 years and I still long for your handshake every day brother. Love you and miss you so much.


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