Patrolman Andrew McLean Wood

Patrolman Andrew McLean Wood

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1929

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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I am pleasantly surprised to have discovered this site. Thank you all for your kind reflections of my grandfather. Our family has always felt honored to have had someone serve as a police officer. I will share your reflections with my father, his son, and I know he will be appreciative of your thoughts.

Vikki Newell
Granddaughter of Andrew McLean Wood

May 3, 2016

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