Deputy Sheriff Delos C. Wood

Deputy Sheriff Delos C. Wood

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 21, 1934

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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 14, 2013

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