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Sheriff Lester Wood | Clark County Sheriff's Department, Washington Clark County Sheriff's Department, Washington

Sheriff

Lester Wood

Clark County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, May 22, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Executed

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Sheriff Wood was shot and killed as he and other deputies were searching for illegal stills in the woods of Clark County. While walking a trail, they encountered a man carrying a rifle. Sheriff Wood ordered the man stop, but the man instead shot him. Sheriff Wood returned fire and wounded the suspect.

The man was arrested and convicted of Sheriff Wood's murder. The man was hanged at Walla Walla State Prison.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 22, 2015

 

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