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Special Agent Edwin R. Woodriffe | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Edwin R. Woodriffe

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 8, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: District of Columbia

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Special Agent Edwin Woodriffe and Special Agent Anthony Palmisano were shot and killed in an apartment building on Yuma Street SE in Washington, DC, while attempting to arrest a prison escapee who had robbed a bank earlier in the morning.

The subject had robbed a bank in Prince George's County, Maryland, but was recognized by the teller as being on a wanted poster. The two agents, along with a third agent, were sent to the apartment of the subject's ex-wife in an attempt to locate him. The man exited the woman's apartment and opened fire, killing Agent Palisano and Agent Woodriffe. The third agent returned fire but did not strike the man, who was taken into custody later in the day.

The man was convicted of both murders and sentenced to two life terms in prison.

Agent Woodriffe had served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for two years.

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Special Agent Anthony Palmisano
United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, January 8, 1969
Cause: Gunfire

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Miss you daddy. Continue to rest in paradise. Love you always.

Lee Ann Woodriffe
Daughter
January 8, 2016

 

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