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Officer Richard G. Woods | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Richard G. Woods

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 16, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 4987

Cause: Motorcycle accident

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Officer Richard Woods was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route to a court hearing.

He was attempting to switch lanes on the freeway when traffic suddenly stopped, causing him to strike the rear of a panel truck.

Officer Woods had been employed with the California Highway Patrol for three years.

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Richard G Woods was my Dad and I just saw this web page as I was doing a paper for School. I work as a Psych nurse with the Criminally insane through my journey of trying to be a CHP officer to follow in his footsteps this is were I ended up. I was born in 1968 and lost my dad with no memory of him but love all the beautiful things I have heard about him and his pictures all over my home. I would love to talk with you Jim Young and would love to have my fathers jacket. As you probably know his wallet gun badge and several belonging were stolen off his body as he laid dying. I do have his replacement badge.

Jennifer Woods
Daughter
October 24, 2015

 

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