Captain John Andrew Derby

Captain John Andrew Derby

Siskiyou County State Traffic Force, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 27, 1925

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John Andrew Derby

Captain John Derby was killed when his motorcycle went over an embankment while on patrol near the town of Castella in Shasta County.

Captain Derby was a State Traffic Officer and a member of the Siskiyou County Traffic Squad and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. He was survived by his wife, father, and brother. He is buried in the Dunsmuir City Cemetery in Dunsmuir, California.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 27, 2020

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