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Patrolman Pete M. Woods | Carthage Police Department, Texas Carthage Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Pete M. Woods

Carthage Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, December 12, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Patrolman Pete Woods was shot and killed by an escaped convict that was a passenger in a vehicle that area Police were searching for. The suspect was able to disarm Patrolman Woods who struggled with the armed suspect as the suspect attempted to disarm the other Officer. Patrolman Woods was shot by the suspect during the struggle. The backup officer was shot in the chest while returning fire but survived.

The suspect was arrested hours later by Shreveport Louisiana Police, convicted of the offenses and received a life sentence in prison.


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 12, 2011

 

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