Lieutenant John William Hood

Lieutenant John William Hood

Cobb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, June 25, 1960

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John William Hood

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.


  • Age 69
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 18, 1960
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Killed in accident

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Lt. Hood,
On today, the 57th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cobb County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 25, 2017

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