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Lieutenant John William Hood | Cobb County Police Department, Georgia Cobb County Police Department, Georgia


John William Hood

Cobb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, June 25, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 69

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 6/18/1960

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Killed in accident

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Lieutenant John Hood was killed when his cruiser was struck head-on by one of two racing vehicles. He was responding to a call about the two vehicles and was cresting a hill on State Highway 120 near Marietta, when one of the vehicles struck his cruiser at over 100 mph. The teenage driver of the vehicle was also killed in the accident. Lieutenant Hood succumbed to his injuries one week after the accident.

Lieutenant Hood had served with the Cobb County Police Department for over 20 years and was less than one month from retirement.

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Rest in Peace Grandpa. Your service and sacrifice are not forgotten. You are a true hero!

GySgt Wysong
August 8, 2015


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