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Sheriff Jack Woods | Hitchcock County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska Hitchcock County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

Sheriff

Jack Woods

Hitchcock County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Sunday, October 1, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Woods was shot and killed when he and the Kearney County sheriff went to a hotel to arrest two horse thieves. Sheriff Woods went in through the front door as the other sheriff approached from the back door. Sheriff Woods was holding the suspects at gunpoint but one of the men was able to draw his revolver and shot Sheriff Woods twice. The two suspects fled town after the shooting.

Sheriff Woods' murderer was later shot and killed by officers at Lakin and the other suspect was apprehended.

Sheriff Woods was survived by his wife.

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Jack Wood (no "S") was my Great Grandfather. One of a long line of courageous Wood men. R.I.P.

Duane Wood
Grand Son.
June 17, 2013

 

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