Patrolman Andrew McLean Wood

Patrolman Andrew McLean Wood

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1929

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Andrew McLean Wood

Patrolman Andrew Wood was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Patrolman Wood was walking his post when at 136th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan. Patrolman Wood began walking over to assist the motorists involved in the accident when he was struck by a taxi cab. After falling to the ground, Patrolman Wood was hit by a second vehicle. The driver of the taxicab fled the scene.

Patrolman Wood was taken to Knickerbocker Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman Wood was assigned to the 15th Precinct, the present day 30th Precinct. His wife and two children survived him.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Wood,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 12, 2019

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