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Lieutenant James Ronnie Woodard | Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

Lieutenant

James Ronnie Woodard

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 9, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Lieutenant Woodard was shot and killed in the early morning hours after stopping a car he suspected had been stolen. The suspect pulled the vehicle into a bank parking lot and opened fire as Lieutenant Woodard approached the car. Lieutenant Woodard was able to return fire, striking the suspect in the buttocks. A passerby noticed Lieutenant Woodard laying next to his patrol car and used the cruiser's radio to call for help. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries approximately 30 minutes later. The suspect was arrested approximately two hours after the incident.
Lieutenant Woodard had been with the agency for eighteen years and is survived by his wife.

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