Footbridge destroyed after hit-and-run, Derby officers pool money to build a new one


A Derby woman has a new footbridge and mailbox thanks to the generosity of some Derby police officers. 

On July 14 a hit and run incident was reported where a footbridge and mailbox was destroyed. According to the Derby Police Department, officers on the second shift took the report. Instead of filing the report and moving on, officers took matters into their own hands. 

The woman who lives at the home where the mailbox and footbridge was destroyed is 84 years old and it was clear to officers on the scene that she needed the bridge to safely check her mail. 

Officers say the road she lives on is a dangerous road for pedestrians and her husband built the bridge for her safety. 

According to the department, officers pooled their money together to buy materials for the bridge and mailbox. After a 10-hour shift they spent some time building the woman a new footbridge.

Now the woman can safely check her mail again!

Police are asking if anyone has information about the hit and run incident to please call 911 or 316-788-1557.

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