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Night Policeman George Woods | LaFollette Police Department, Tennessee LaFollette Police Department, Tennessee

Night Policeman

George Woods

LaFollette Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 12, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Night Policeman George Woods was shot and killed when he and the Campbell County sheriff responded to the LaFollette Cafe for a call at 2:30 am.

When they entered the cafe they observed a taxi driver at the bar with a shotgun in front of him and two pistols on a nearby table. The sheriff asked the cafe owner what the disturbance was about and hte man responded belligerently and drew a pistol. The officers and the subjects inside exchanged shots. Night Policeman Woods, the taxi driver, the cafe owner, and two of the cafe owners sons were all killed.

Policeman Woods was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 15, 2015

 

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