Prison Guard James W. Woods

Prison Guard James W. Woods

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, March 30, 1906

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James W. Woods

Guard James Woods was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Missouri State Penitentiary.

The inmate was shot and killed by other corrections officers following the stabbing.

Guard Woods had served with the Missouri State Penitentiary for two months and was the former police chief of Macon, Missouri.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Shot and killed

prisoner custody

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Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 30, 2012

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