Police Officer Thomas T. Wood

Police Officer Thomas T. Wood

Maywood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 23, 2006

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Thomas T. Wood

Police Officer Thomas Wood was shot several times as he sat in his department vehicle near the intersection of Erie Street and 6th Avenue at approximately 11:00 pm. Officer Wood's canine partner was not wounded in the shooting.

He was transported to Loyola University Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds approximately 45 minutes later.

The suspect fled the scene and the case remains unsolved.

Officer Wood had served with the Maywood Police Department for nine years. He had previously served as a reserve officer with the Schiller Park Police Department for three years while serving as a part-time officer with the Stone Park Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, five children, three brothers, one sister, his father, and a large extended family.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 272

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .380 caliber
  • Offender Case remains unsolved

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Officer Wood was a great police officer. If he was still alive and working for the department. He could change a lot of people's lives. When I get my future career as a police officer. I would want to be like Officer Wood. What I would describe Officer Wood that he is a hardworking man that cares about serving his community. The questions I would ask Officer Wood are what it feels like to become a police officer, how did your family react when you became a police officer, would you teach teenagers ages 15-21 to become a police officer and why, would you enter your career again if you had the chance to start all over. If not what would the career be, why did you want to become a police officer, and when did you realize that is what you wanted to do, and if you wrote a letter to yourself what would you say to the people in the future? You will always be remember with Commander Paul Bauer. I will never forget you Officer Thomas T. Wood.

Kelly Lynn Alexander

May 30, 2018

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