Deputy Sheriff Delos C. Wood

Deputy Sheriff Delos C. Wood

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 21, 1934

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Delos C. Wood

Deputy Wood was shot and killed as he and several other deputies attempted to arrest a man at the man's home.

The suspect was convicted of Deputy Wood's murder and sentenced to death. On January 11, 1935, an angry mob stormed his jail cell and shot him to death after the Supreme Court granted him a new trial.

Deputy Wood had served with the Washington Parish Sheriff's Department for 8 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 21, 2020

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