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Chief of Police John Fulton Woods | Norfolk Police Department, Virginia Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Chief of Police

John Fulton Woods

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, October 4, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 17 years

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Cause: Automobile crash

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Chief of Police John Woods was killed in an automobile crash on Cottage Toll Road (present day Tidewater Drive), near its intersection with Sewells Point Road, in Norfolk County, Virginia.

His vehicle collided with the rear of a tow truck that had just stopped on the roadway to pull another car out of a ditch.

Chief Woods had served as chief for eight years and had served with the Norfolk Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and mother.

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You will never be forgotten by the NPD Chief. Rest in peace sir

Major Larry Carter
NSO Retired NPD
October 4, 2013

 

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