Patrolman B. W. Woods, Jr.

Patrolman B. W. Woods, Jr.

Amarillo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, January 17, 1955

B. W. Woods, Jr.

Patrolman Woods was shot and killed in a liquor story robbery on South Pierce Street while on a stakeout. Detectives had received information that the store was going to be robbed that night and were given a description of the suspect. When the suspect entered Patrolman Woods stepped from behind a stack of boxes and attempted to arrest him. In the exchange of gunfire Patrolman Woods was struck three times. The suspect fled the scene and committed suicide when he was surrounded on the roof of a nearby building.
Patrolmn Woods was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Officer Woods,
On today, the 59th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Amarillo. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 17, 2014

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