Patrolman Robert B. Woodall

Patrolman Robert B. Woodall

Oberlin Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, March 10, 1971

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Robert B. Woodall

Patrolman Robert B. Woodall was killed on March 10, 1971 when his patrol car slid on an icy road and struck a tree at 45089 East Hamilton Street while he was patrolling near Oberlin Reservoir.

Patrolman Woodall was working the midnight shift and was last seen at approximately 4:30 a.m. Fellow officers became concerned when he failed to respond to radio calls. They began a search for his location. At 6:23 a.m., officers located Patrolman Woodall's cruiser, which had left the icy roadway on East Hamilton Street near Parsons road and sustained heavy damage after striking a tree. He was located, deceased, inside the vehicle.

A three-year veteran of the department, Patrolman Woodall was survived by his wife, father, sister, and grandmother.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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Rest in peace Patrolman Woodall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 18, 2020

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