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Officer Robert William Wood | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer

Robert William Wood

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, November 28, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 3641

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Executed in 2004

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Officer Robert W. Wood was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped the driver of a vehicle for driving with no headlights. As Officer Wood approached the vehicle he was shot five times.

A suspect was arrested and sentenced to death for Officer Wood's murder. However, the sentence was overturned 12 years later and the suspect was released. Another suspect, who had testified against the first as a state's witness, was convicted of an unrelated murder, and sentenced to death. Although he had never admitted to Officer Wood's murder, he had provided information about the case to detectives and remained a prime suspect. He was executed for the unrelated murder on June 30, 2004.

Officer Wood had served with the Dallas Police Department for two years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife and is buried at Carson Cemetery in Ector, Texas.

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It amazes me that even after that thug Harris got away with murder, he decided to try his luck and kill AGAIN. He got what he deserved. However, had he been old enough for the death penalty for your murder, there would never would have been a miscarriage of justice

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August 12, 2016

 

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