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Sergeant Archie B. Wood | Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee


Archie B. Wood

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 12, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .44 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Sergeant Wood was shot and killed by a juvenile suspect he had just arrested attempting to steal an automobile. Sergeant Wood apprehended four juveniles in the automobile. He hopped on the running board and instructed the driver to drive them all to the police station. As they pulled up to the station, one of the suspects shot Sergeant Wood with a .44 caliber revolver. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to death.
Sergeant Wood had been with the agency for 12 years.

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You selflessly sacrificed your life while defending the citizens of Nashville. We thank & honor you on the 90th anniversary date of your murder. Your Memorial Page has been posted on numerous MNPD Social Media sites in remembrance of your heroism. You Are Not Forgotten.

Retired Sgt. Vernon Teague
Metro/Nashville P.D.
November 12, 2014


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