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Officer Gayle W. Wood, Jr. | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Gayle W. Wood, Jr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Friday, September 1, 1978

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Age: 41

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 6746

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Officer Wood and Officer James McCabe were killed when their helicopter struck a power line support tower which was not visible in the darkness. They were just finishing up their air patrol when the accident occurred near Castaic Lake on I-5.
Officer Wood had been with the agency for ten years and had been a pilot for five years.

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