Patrolman Raymond C. Woods

Patrolman Raymond C. Woods

New Milford Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, November 28, 1972

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Raymond C. Woods

Patrolman Raymond Woods died as a result of injuries sustained in a house fire on Rhein Court. When he arrived at the scene the house fully engulfed in flames and several people were unaccounted for inside. Patrolman Woods and another officer entered the home with SCBA tanks to search for the residents. A backdraft occurred and Patrolman Woods' partner was knocked down.

Patrolman Woods removed his partner from the house but re-entered in search of one resident who was still missing. Patrolman Woods was found on the second floor and his SCBA tank was empty. He was taken to a local hospital where he died two days later.

Patrolman Woods had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 112

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 26, 1972

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Your selfless actions are the true definition of heroism. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 28, 2020

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