Sergeant Robert E. Woody

Sergeant Robert E. Woody

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, November 10, 1924

Robert E. Woody

Sergeant Robert Woody was shot and killed while he and his partner chased four suspects near Fair Avenue and Penrose Street.

The officers were on patrol when another car, whose running board was on fire, passed them. The officers immediately gave pursuit until the vehicle finally stopped. The four occupants jumped out holding revolvers and fled. During the pursuit and shootout, Sergeant Woody was fatally wounded in the stomach. All of the suspects were eventually apprehended.

Sergeant Woody had been with the agency for 25 years and was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

foot pursuit

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