Patrolman Robert B. Woodall

Patrolman Robert B. Woodall

Oberlin Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, March 10, 1971

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 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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst 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 10, 2012

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