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Patrolman Andrew McLean Wood | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Andrew McLean Wood

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, April 12, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Andrew Wood was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Patrolman Wood was walking his post when at 136th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan. Patrolman Wood began walking over to assist the motorists involved in the accident when he was struck by a taxi cab. After falling to the ground, Patrolman Wood was struck by a second vehicle. The driver of the taxi cab fled the scene.

Patrolman Wood was taken to Knickerbocker Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman Wood was assigned to the 15th Precinct, the present day 30th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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I am pleasantly surprised to have discovered this site. Thank you all for your kind reflections of my grandfather. Our family has always felt honored to have had someone serve as a police officer. I will share your reflections with my father, his son, and I know he will be appreciative of your thoughts.

Vikki Newell
Granddaughter of Andrew McLean Wood
May 3, 2016

 

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