Constable Joseph W. Wood

Constable Joseph W. Wood

Oklahoma County Constable's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, July 14, 1935

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Joseph W. Wood

Constable Joseph Wood was shot and killed as he assisted a deputy constable handle a prisoner at the local fair grounds.

The deputy constable had arrested the man after discovering he was carrying a gun. As he placed the man in his car, a struggle ensued and the suspect was able to gain control of the deputy constable's service revolver.

As Constable Wood came to assist, the suspect discharged the weapon, killing him. The suspect, who was an escapee wanted in Missouri, was taken into custody and charged with murder. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Constable Wood had been appointed to the position only 7 months earlier. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78rh anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 8, 2013

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