Jailer Robert H. Woodall

Jailer Robert H. Woodall

McLennan County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 23, 1925

Robert H. Woodall

Deputy Sheriff Glenn Wright and Jailer Robert H. Woodall left Waco at 5:30 a.m. to transport a prisoner to the insane asylum in Austin. Returning to Waco around 12 noon that same day the vehicle Deputy Sheriff Wright was driving lost a wheel and the vehicle overturned in a narrow ditch. Both men were pinned under the vehicle. Woodall died from a broken neck. Wright survived with a broken collar bone and four broken ribs.

Woodall had been employed as a jailer for the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office for the past two years. He was 58 years old and was survived by his wife, Flora, and five children. He was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in Peace Jailer Robert H. Woodall. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of McLennon County and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps.


Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

September 23, 2016

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