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Officer Charles O. Woodworth | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Charles O. Woodworth

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 12, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 1685

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 7/27/1964

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Officer Charles Woodworth succumbed to injuries received in a motorcycle accident two weeks earlier in Sonoma Valley. He was on patrol and had just pulled away from a stop sign to stop a car when his motorcycle was hit broadside by another vehicle.

Officer Woodworth had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and seven children.

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I REMEMBER WOODY AS A GOOD MAN. I WAS ONLY 5YRS OF AGE WHEN HE WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. MY FATHER JOHNNY O'BRIEN WAS A FELLOW CHP MOTOR OFFICER WHO ALWAYS SPOKE HIGHLY OF WOODY AND NEVER FORGOT HIS FRIEND. I STILL THINK OF WOODY EVERYTIME WE LOSE ANOTHER ONE OF CALIFORNIA'S FINEST IN THE LINE OF DUTY OR WHEN I M TRAVELING ON HWY 12 PASSED (WOODY'S CORNER) GOD THE BLESS OUR FALLEN HERO'

MICHAEL O'BRIEN/ JOHNNY'S SON
SON OF OFFICER JVO (1255)
March 1, 2014

 

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