Inspector Curtis Lee Wood

Inspector Curtis Lee Wood

Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, March 11, 1929

Curtis Lee Wood

Inspector Curtis Wood was killed when he fell from his motorcycle while pursuing a drunk driver near Lee Hall in Williamsburg.

The vehicle he was chasing crashed into an Army truck and its occupants were arrested. They were both charged with drunk driving and transporting liquor.

On March 14, 1942, the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles was split into the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of State Police. The Virginia State Police assumed highway patrol duties while the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division assumed investigative duties.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 10, 1929
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with drunk driving

vehicle pursuit

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 11, 2012

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