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Officer Leroy Wood | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

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Leroy Wood

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 7, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 2/5/1922

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Officer Leroy Wood was accidentally shot and killed by his partner during a struggle with a suspect.

The officers observed the man attempting to burglarize a business by using a butcher knife to pry open a window. A struggle ensued between Officer Wood and the suspect. His partner attempted to shoot the knife out of the man's hand but the bullet ricocheted off of it and struck Officer Wood.


Officer Wood had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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You are not forgotten.. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Sgt. Brian Lamberson
Dallas Police Dept.
June 26, 2015

 

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