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Patrolman B. W. Woods, Jr. | Amarillo Police Department, Texas Amarillo Police Department, Texas


B. W. Woods, Jr.

Amarillo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, January 17, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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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.

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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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