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Sheriff J. C. Woodham | Geneva County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Geneva County Sheriff's Department, Alabama


J. C. Woodham

Geneva County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 7, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/5/1957

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Sheriff J.C. Woodham succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier when he stopped two suspects who had stolen narcotics from a local hospital.

The two suspects were arrested in Pensacola, Florida, the day after the shooting. In November 1957 both suspects were convicted of first degree murder. One was sentenced to life in prison and the other was sentenced to death. The death sentence was later commuted to life. Both men died in prison.

Sheriff Woodham was survived by his two teenage children.

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are very much loved by your family and will never be forgotten.

Sue Taylor
May 13, 2017


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