Police Officer George H. Woods

Police Officer George H. Woods

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 1886

George H. Woods

Police Officer George Woods succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he and a suspect fell over a 50-foot embankment while struggling with each other.

Officer Woods was responding to assist another officer who had been fighting with a subject who had escaped custody on Fifth Avenue. He spotted the subject on Chestnut Street when a struggle ensued and both the subject and Officers Woods fell over an embankment onto Locust Street

Officer Woods was a U.S. Army veteran of the Civil War. He had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for nine years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 4, 1886

Back up for fellow officer(s), escapee

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RIP BROTHER. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

December 19, 2014

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