Officer Richard G. Woods

Officer Richard G. Woods

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 16, 1969

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Richard G. Woods

Officer Richard Woods was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route to a court hearing.

He was attempting to switch lanes on the freeway when traffic suddenly stopped, causing him to strike the rear of a panel truck.

Officer Woods had been employed with the California Highway Patrol for three years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 4987

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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