Sergeant Archie B. Wood

Sergeant Archie B. Wood

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, November 12, 1924

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Archie B. Wood

Sergeant Wood was shot and killed by a juvenile suspect he had just arrested attempting to steal an automobile. Sergeant Wood apprehended four juveniles in the automobile. He hopped on the running board and instructed the driver to drive them all to the police station. As they pulled up to the station, one of the suspects shot Sergeant Wood with a .44 caliber revolver. Two of the juveniles were sentenced to 21 years for murder. The first years in a reformatory school and then the remaining years in prison.

Sergeant Wood had been with the agency for 12 years.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years

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Rest in peace Sergeant Wood.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 18, 2019

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