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Conservation Officer James S. Wood | Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Mississippi Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Mississippi

Conservation Officer

James S. Wood

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Mississippi

End of Watch: Sunday, October 21, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Conservation Officer Wood was shot and killed at his home at approximately 10:00 pm by a man whom he had issued a citation to earlier in the day.

The man found out where Officer Wood lived and went to the home. When Officer Wood's wife answered the door the man asked to speak with the officer. When Officer Wood came to the front door the man shot him.

One of the officers who responded to the murder scene, Corporal James Bounds, of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, suffered a fatal heart attack when he saw the body of Officer Wood and he learned that his friend had been shot and killed.

The suspect who murdered Officer Wood was apprehended and sentenced to 20 years.

Officer Wood was survived by his wife.

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Corporal James Kenneth Bounds
Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi
End of Watch: Sunday, October 21, 1984
Cause: Heart attack

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Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Great State of Mississippi and the Citizens you served! Continue to Rest in Peace Officer Wood.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D
October 21, 2015

 

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