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Patrolman Raymond C. Woods | New Milford Police Department, New Jersey New Milford Police Department, New Jersey


Raymond C. Woods

New Milford Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 28, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 112

Cause: Fire

Incident Date: 11/26/1972

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Patrolman Raymond Woods died as a result of injuries sustained in a house fire on Rhein Court. When he arrived at the scene the house fully engulfed in flames and several people were unaccounted for inside. Patrolman Woods and another officer entered the home with SCBA tanks to search for the residents. A backdraft occurred and Patrolman Woods' partner was knocked down.

Patrolman Woods removed his partner from the house but re-entered in search of one resident who was still missing. Patrolman Woods was found on the second floor and his SCBA tank was empty. He was taken to a local hospital where he died two days later.

Patrolman Woods had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.

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Thank You for serving new Milford wit courage and honor.

John Papay
Future New Milford Police Officer
September 10, 2017


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