Patrolman II Anthony Louis Woods

Patrolman II Anthony Louis Woods

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, August 27, 2003

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Anthony Louis Woods

Patrolman Anthony Woods was shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call.

Patrolman Woods arrived alone at the call at approximately 1920 hours. After Patrolman Woods entered the residence, the suspect shot a woman who was inside, wounding her in the arm and leg. A struggle ensued between Patrolman Woods and the suspect, and Patrolman Woods was shot twice in the head and twice in the shoulder.

The suspect tried to escape out the back of the house, but he was confronted by an arriving officer and committed suicide.

Patrolman Woods was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis where he died a short time later.

Patrolman Woods had been a member of the Memphis Police Department for seven years, and was assigned to the East Precinct. He is survived by his wife, who is a deputy jailer, two sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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