Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur (born February 3, 1984), 32, is a police officer from Central Falls, Rhode Island. Derrick was hired as a police officer at the age of 20 and has been there for 12 years. During that time, he has worked in the Detective Division, investigating crimes, ranging from motor vehicle theft to murder. Derrick has also worked as an undercover Detective in the Special Investigations Unit, posing as a college student, a drug user, and a drug dealer, just to name a few. 

         At the age of twenty-three, Derrick was involved in a critical incident where he fatally shot a man who was attempting to stab him with a knife. He received the "Medal of Valor" for his actions, the highest honor an officer can receive. Instead of taking an early pension, he returned to work and has been promoted through the ranks where he now holds the title of Sergeant of the Patrol Division.

         Derrick was selected to compete on CBS's hit series, "Big Brother", where he was eventually crowned the winner after beating out fifteen other houseguests. Derrick is regarded as one of the greatest players to have ever played the game. He is the only player out of all past winners to have won the game without ever being nominated. He also currently holds the record for the highest total earnings ($575,000) of any houseguest in Big Brother History.

        Derrick was also worked as an investigation on Discovery ID's "Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence"

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Each week on "Breaking Homicide," former Rhode Island Police Detective Derrick Levasseur and Forensic Psychologist Kris Mohandie will answer the pleas of a desperate family and investigate the cold case murder of their loved one. Some of the cases they explore may be complete mysteries, others may have a strong "person of interest" but not enough evidence has been gathered to get a conviction. In every episode, Derrick and Kris will apply their unique talents and investigatory skills as they re-examine original clues and chase down new ones in an effort to solve these cases once and for all.

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