Police Officer George H. Woods

Police Officer George H. Woods

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 1886

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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.

Bio

  • 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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