Flight Officer Barry Winston Wood

Flight Officer Barry Winston Wood

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 1998

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Barry Winston Wood

Flight Officer Barry Wood was killed when the helicopter he was piloting crashed while searching for a stolen vehicle.

Prior to the crash, the observation officer had radioed to dispatch that there smoke coming from the engine of the Schweizer 300C helicopter. The helicopter crashed at the intersection of Pratt Street and Poppleton Street, near the entrance to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, as Officer Woods attempted to locate a safe location to land. The observation officer was pulled from the wreckage immediately and Officer Wood was freed by rescue workers.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during surgery.

Officer Wood was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

stolen vehicle

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