Undersheriff Harland O. Wood

Undersheriff Harland O. Wood

Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, October 16, 1930

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Harland O. Wood

Undersheriff Harland Wood was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant for writing a bad check in Jackson.

The 31-year-old ex-convict was apprehended January 9, 1932, near Park Falls, Wisconsin. He was returned to Michigan, convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on February 16, 1959.

Undersheriff Wood was a veteran of World War 1 and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1959

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 28, 2013

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