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Special Agent Brice Leon Woody | Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Brice Leon Woody

Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, July 23, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: California

Incident Date: 7/14/1965

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to prison

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Special Agent Brice Woody succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained nine days earlier when he was shot by a teenage suspect while investigating a rock throwing incident involving a Southern Pacific train in Oakland, California.

Agent Woody went to a nearby residence to question the 16-year-old. The youth had been drinking and cursed at Agent Woody before producing a 12-gauge shotgun and shooting him in the stomach.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested a short time later by members of the Oakland Police Department. He was convicted of Agent Woody's murder and sentenced to a maximum security juvenile detention center.

Agent Woody was a WWII veteran of the United States Marine Corps and had served with the Southern Pacific Railroad Police for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and three siblings, and is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Mateo County, California.

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