Sergeant Robert Gene Woods

Sergeant Robert Gene Woods

Germantown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, July 17, 1976

Robert Gene Woods

Sergeant Robert Woods suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a subject at a domestic dispute.

The male subject had been uncooperative, causing Sergeant Woods to call for backup. The police chief arrived on the scene and the two officers began struggling with the man. Sergeant Woods collapsed during the struggle. He died while being transported to a local hospital.

Sergeant Woods had served with the Germantown Police Department for one year. He had previously served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Moraine Police Department. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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Sgt. Woods,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Germantown. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 17, 2016

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