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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Derek John Flanagan

In memory of:

Corporal Derek John Flanagan

February 20, 1989
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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E Division

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October 22, 1953
Portsmouth, England


February 11, 1974

His service was in British Columbia. He was a member of the Vancouver Drug Squad and had volunteered for service on several Emergency Response Teams. On the day of his death, Cpl. Flanagan climbed on board a pickup truck to make a buy for heroin as part of an undercover team. When members moved in to make arrests, the driver became suspicious and began to drive away. When the suspect in the back of the truck tried to retrieve the heroin from Cpl. Flanagan, a struggle ensued and Cpl. Flanagan was thrown from the moving vehicle. Cpl. Flanagan was married to Fiona and they had two children. He also had a daughter from his previous marriage.

Commemorated on Page 186 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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