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Photograph: Corporal Derek John Flanagan

Patch image: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Federal

Corporal Derek John Flanagan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 21, 1989

Biographical Info
Age: 35
Tour of Duty: 15 years
Badge Number: 31162

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Assault
Date of Incident: Tuesday, February 21, 1989
Incident Location: Overseas
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: Not available

Corporal Flanagan died while in Thailand on an undercover drug buy and bust operation. While in the back of a truck, one of the suspects became suspicious and began to drive. The suspect in the back of the truck with Corporal Flanagan tried to take back the heroin.

A struggle ensued and Corporal Flanagan was thrown from the moving vehicle. He sustained severe head and spinal injuries and died in a hospital in the city of Chang Mai.

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