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Deputy Sheriff James W. Wood | Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

James W. Wood

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, March 12, 1869

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Sheriff James Wood was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a man wanted for attempted murder.

He had gone to the suspect's property to arrest him and met him at the gate. As he read the warrant to the man, the man suddenly raised his gun and shot Deputy Wood in the arm and chest. The suspect then fled a short distance down the road before committing suicide with a knife.

Deputy Wood was able to make it into the suspect's home where he died approximately 30 minutes later.

Deputy Wood had served with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office for only two weeks.

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