Deputy Thomas I. Woods

Deputy Thomas I. Woods

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, December 21, 1922

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Thomas I. Woods

Deputy Thomas Woods was shot and killed in a gunfight between deputies and three suspects running a whiskey still in Rowlett Creek.

One suspect was sentenced to 40 years. He later shot and killed Deputy Willis Champion during an attempted jailbreak. He was executed for the murders.

Deputy Woods had served with the Dallas County Sheriff's Department for 10 years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

alcohol violation

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Deputy Woods,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas County.


United States Border Patrol

December 21, 2022

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